TAMPA BAY, Fla., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Harbor Hotel has completed the first phase of a multi-million dollar transformation. Oxford Capital Group, LLC, through its management affiliate, Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, acquired the property in 2015 to reinvent the property as a coastal-chic lifestyle hotel & resort, and selected global design firm The Gettys Group to achieve the vision.
Fifteen additional guestrooms were added, with hardwood floors, contemporary furnishings, frameless walk-in showers and backlit LED mirrors.
A sense of tranquility is achieved in the new lobby with luxurious, yet laid-back finishes and furnishings including Italian tile, coastal lounge furniture and nautical accents.
Beach Bar | Restaurant, Bay Harbor Hotel's indoor/outdoor waterside restaurant is unrecognizable as the former "Hogan's Beach". Gone are bright red and yellow replaced with relaxed island-style spaces in calming hues that conjure sensations of Key West, but with the urban sophistication that is the hallmark of Oxford Hotels & Resorts.
Capitalizing on its waterfront views, and a 3200 sq. ft. pier, the hotel's exterior improvements include new lounge seating, surrounding fireplaces, sumptuous cabanas, poolside furniture, hardscapes, cable rail balconies, and a soft-blue building façade.
"As a longtime resident of Tampa, I have known this property for years and feel privileged to be part of its transformation," said Crystal Rivera, General Manager. "I've always had an appreciation for the beauty of the hotels along South Beach and am thrilled to bring that magic into Bay Harbor Hotel in Tampa."
About Bay Harbor Hotel: Bay Harbor Hotel's resort-style property is nestled among the lush tropical grounds at the edge of Tampa Bay and is conveniently located in close proximity to Tampa International Airport. The expansive property boasts a heated outdoor pool, 3200 sq. ft. pier with sunset views, a fitness center, beach volleyball, and 7,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. The 276-room hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi, 42'' flat screen TVs, coffeemakers, mini-refrigerators and every guest room also comes with a private balcony offering views of Tampa's skyline and breathtaking sunsets. www.bayharbortampa.com
About Beach Bar & Restaurant: Beach Bar & Restaurant, located next to the Bay Harbor Hotel on the waterfront of Tampa Bay, is a 20,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor venue. This contemporary concept serves fresh seafood and American classic dishes. Open seven days a week, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
About Oxford Capital Group, LLC
Oxford Capital Group, LLC is a national real estate investment, development and management firm. Oxford Hotels and Resorts, LLC is its wholly owned hotel operating affiliate. Oxford, its affiliates and principals have been involved in approximately $2.5 billion of real estate and private equity investments, including approximately 13,000 hotel rooms and over 2,000 assisted living units and nursing home beds. Visit www.oxford-capital.com.
About The Gettys Group
The Gettys Group operates at the intersection of strategy, design and implementation, driving innovative and authentic solutions to hospitality interior design, consulting, procurement and branding projects. Serving clients from offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The Gettys Group creates differentiated and desirable hospitality brands and meaningful and memorable guest experiences. Visit gettys.com.
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