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Embassy Suites by Hilton Resort Opens in St. Augustine Beach

Oceanfront location offers stunning waterfront views with family-friendly resort amenities

  Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hiltonand Key International – a prominent real estate investment and development firm, announced today the opening of a new resort located in St. Augustine Beach. Embassy Suites by Hilton prides itself on offering guests an approachable and stress-free experience at each of its hotel properties. The sleek and relaxing Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort is located on the velvet sand oceanfront of St. Augustine Beach, and near the most popular restaurants and shops. The resort is also ideally located near several kid-friendly attractions, including Anastasia State Park, the iconic St. Johns County Ocean Pier, Castillo de San Marcos, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Owned and developed by Key International and managed by Hospitality Ventures Management Group, this upscale resort is a 175 all-suite property consisting of spacious two-room suites and studio suites with panoramic views of the resort-style pool, beach and ocean. The resort even offers designated family suites with bunk beds. The property is also a perfect fit for meetings and large social gatherings like weddings, with more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 5,200-square-foot, oceanfront ballroom with outdoor terraces. “As we continue to deliver enhanced guest experiences nationwide, we are very excited about the addition of another resort property in this great location,” said Alan Roberts, global head, Embassy Suites by Hilton. “Our portfolio of coastal properties is growing, and now Hilton Honors members can enjoy another family-friendly resort property to use their well-earned points for family vacations and other occasions at the beautiful destination of St. Augustine.” Guests staying at Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort can enjoy a free made-to-order breakfast in the morning, featuring food options that both parents and kids can enjoy, and complimentary drinks and appetizers daily at the Evening Reception. During the day, guests can enjoy drinks and a light lunch menu at Castaway Cantina by the resort pool, and later, they can dig into delicious seafood and farm-to-table dining at Harvest & Reel, the resort’s signature restaurant. “It’s exciting to mark this significant milestone in the development of the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort, to be enjoyed by the community and travelers alike,” said Shawn Gracey, executive vice president hospitality, Key International. “Our motivating force has been to cultivate a destination that offers a one-of-a-kind experience, complete with an unmatched oceanfront location, and all-encompassing amenity programming. This resort is an integral part of our hospitality portfolio, and we look forward to it serving as a new avenue for guests to experience the Embassy Suites brand and St. Augustine’s coastal serenity, history, and entertainment.” Additional amenities include 500 feet of beach access with beach chairs, umbrellas and food for guests, a 24-hour convenience market, a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor resort-style pool with a poolside bar, watersport activities and valet service. Each suite is equipped with an HDTV, complimentary Wi-Fi for Hilton Honors members, a mini-fridge, microwave, wet bar, coffeemaker and a work desk. “With its pristine beachfront location and beautiful, panoramic views of the sea, the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Resort is an ideal fit for our growing portfolio of upper upscale and resort hotels throughout the United States,” said Robert S. Cole, president and chief executive officer, HVMG.  “We continue to seek opportunities with best-in-class partners such as Key International and Embassy Suites by Hilton.” embassysuites.com