AWH Partners, LLC in partnership with The Lane Organization announces the recent recognition as a 2014 'Development of the Year' from DoubleTree by Hilton for the newly opened Waterstone Resort & Marina – A DoubleTree by Hilton in Boca Raton, Fla. Formerly Boca Bridge Hotel, the 139 room Waterstone Resort & Marina has completed a renovation of more than $10 million, offering a distinct waterfront experience on the Intracoastal Waterway of the east coast of South Florida.
"We are thrilled to have finished this complicated redevelopment of a brand new resort with a new marina, two restaurants, meeting and event space,' says Russ Flicker, principal of AWH Partners. "The creative design and functionality of the resort, combined with location and amenities genuinely makes this resort an incredibly special addition to South Florida."
AWH Partners purchased Boca Raton Bridge Hotel in 2012. Supporting the ownership group, Spire Hospitality, the management subsidiary of AWH Partners, is managing the resort and assisted with its renovation. With a strategy of repositioning the hotel in the market, AWH Partners saw the purchase and reinvention of Boca Bridge Hotel as an opportunity to leverage its expertise as a value-add investor.
"We are humbled to be recognized as the 2014 Development of the Year from the DoubleTree brand. Out of all the new DoubleTree products worldwide, this designation is thanks to our vision and execution of creating something truly special and unexpected," says Chad Cooley, principal of AWH Partners. "This is a great honor that our entire team is very proud of."
"With the first of its kind dock-to-dine waterfront dining service for boaters in Boca Raton, Waterstone offers two outstanding waterfront restaurants, Boca Landing and Waterstone Bar & Grill, both located on the resort's waterfront promenade overlooking Lake Boca and the entry to the Atlantic Ocean," says Jonathon Rosenfeld, principal of AWH Partners.
Waterstone Resort & Marina presents a contemporary design concept that seamlessly marries water and stone artistic elements. Employing custom-made furnishings and glimmering artwork that work to blend opulent, Boca Raton style with breezy, sophisticated coastal design, Waterstone Resort & Marina takes advantage of a unique waterfront location while each guestroom has a private balcony with panoramic waterfront views.
Marketing to both business and leisure transient guests, featuring a versatile floor plan that encourages social interaction both indoors and out, Waterstone Resort & Marina presents intimate meeting space and robust event space, including a top floor ballroom with floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking water on every side. Renovations to the resort include a 270-foot seawall and dock flanking the property's perimeters, allowing diners and hotel guests to arrive by boat.
Centered upon a bold redesign and new name that celebrates its distinctive waterside location, Waterstone Resort & Marina – A DoubleTree by Hilton is located among pristine beaches, championship golf courses, world-class dining, upscale shopping at the Boca Raton Town Center, Mizner Park and village-style shopping in downtown Boca Raton.
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