Tavistock to launch hotel brand at Lake Nona

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Tavistock to launch hotel brand at Lake Nona

By Al Urbanski - 02/26/2018
The rapidly growing Lake Nona community outside of Orlando will be the launching pad for Tavistock Development’s new hotel business.

The first two properties to arrive under the Tavistock Hotel Collection brand will break ground this year in Lake Nona -- home to the 650-acre Lake Nona Medical City, KPMG’s national training center, the National Campus of the Unites States Tennis Association, and Steiner + Associates mixed-use Lake Nona Town Center.

“This is a huge milestone for Lake Nona and for the Town Center. The hotel will serve as the soul of the Town Center because it will serve not only residents, but KPMG, the sports complex, and the medical center,” said Kit Pappas, VP of hotel management for Tavistock.

The larger of the two hotels with 335 rooms, the Tavistock Lake Nona Resort will be the first to open in 2020, according to plans. The 215-room Tavistock Town Center Hotel is also expected to be accepting guests before that end of that year.

Steiner executives welcomed Tavistock’s news as a boon for its retail tenants. “

Hospitality is a natural complement to retail. It provides captive guests staying in the community with free time,” said Steiner executive VP for retail real estate Anne Mastin.

Mastin also applauded the state-of-the-art designs for the hotels.

“These two hotels are pushing the envelope in the hospitality space, which will absolutely appeal to innovative, first-to-market retail seeking out their first-to-market location in the greater Orlando market,” Mastin said.