Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Ponte Vedra Resort Plans $15 Million Renovation

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Ponte Vedra Resort Plans $15 Million Renovation

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The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club plans to spend more than $15 million

to replace the resort's golf course, health club facility, a

guest room building and other facilities.

"We want to remain as competitive as we possibly can," said

Dale Haney, general manager.

Work will start early next year to renovate the oceanfront golf

course at the 69-year-old resort, owned by Gate Petroleum Co . In

projects to follow, the resort will replace the golf pro shop,

health club facility and a guest room building.

As well, the resort plans to add more guest rooms to the

resort's original building, add a parking garage, rebuild the

housekeeping and laundry facility and replace the golf cart

storage facility.

"With some of the new properties being built around us in the

Southeast, we want to stay as up to date as possible," said

Haney.

The Amelia Island Plantation is in the midst of a $55 million

expansion that includes the construction of a luxury hotel to

open this spring, the World Golf Village will open this spring

with a 10-story, 300-room hotel, and CSX Realty Development

plans a $97 million Westin resort on Hutchinson Island.

Candlewood Hotel Co. Inc. plans to officially join the lodging

boom along Butler Boulevard next month with a 122-room,

extended-stay hotel.

The hotel will open Dec. 15 at 4990 Belfort Road, near

Interstate 95 and Butler Boulevard. The hotel will offer studio

and one-bedroom hotel rooms ranging from $50 to $70 a night,

depending on the length of stay, said assistant manager Kelley

Hoskins .

A $5 million reconstruction project is under way to open a

Clarion Hotel in April at the Jacksonville International

Airport . The most visible activity at the hotel includes new

landscaping, the installation of a new hot tub and work to

redesign the the front entrance and lobby. …

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