Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #44

Presentation by Sales and Marketing Director of the Hampton Inn & Suites, Bradenton Historic District


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Karen Stewart
Economic Development Program Manager
Ext 6832

Action Requested
Presentation by the Sales and Marketing Director of Hampton Inn & Suites, Bradenton Historic District, regarding success of the recently redeveloped hotel.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125.045 County Economic Development Powers
Manatee County Economic Development Incentive Program

Background Discussion
In November of 2013, the Hampton Inn & Suites, Bradenton Historic District, held a grand opening in Downtown Bradenton.

The former Manatee River Hotel, 309 10th St W. underwent a $21 million renovation in advance of the opening, revitalizing an 87 year old building.

The project was provided incentives by the Bradenton Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in excess of $2.5 million as the project was identified as a critical component of downtown redevelopment.

Manatee County Government also provided a customized Economic Development Incentive in the amount of $125,000 over three years and provided a 50 year lease for parking spaces in a lot owned by Manatee County.

The hotel has 119 rooms, meeting rooms, a heated saltwater pool, and colonnade event space that retains much of its historic charm while offering modern conveniences such as WiFi, flat screen HDTVs, and office space in rooms. 

The hotel has enjoyed many successes since opening and has recently received several awards.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Hampton Inn Presentation.pdf