NORWALK, Conn.—HEI Hotels & Resorts (HEI) announced that the company has acquired the Residence Inn Clearwater Downtown for an undisclosed amount. The hotel is the twelfth acquisition by HEI’s Fund III and the 14th hotel in the Marriott brand family in HEI’s 42-property portfolio.
The 115-room all-suites premium select-service hotel offers an all-suite product appealing equally to mid-week corporate travelers and beach related leisure demand.
“We are confident in future demand growth for the greater Tampa market as it continues to rebound and are excited about acquiring this high quality asset,” said Steve Mendell, president, acquisitions and development, in an announcement. “With strong brand loyalty and their commitment to quality, we are excited to further expand our relationship with Marriott with the addition of our first Residence Inn.”
The custom-built, seven-story hotel was developed in 2008 and offers guestrooms with full kitchens. Complimentary services include a hot buffet breakfast and evening manager’s reception, as well as a business center and hotel-wide free high-speed Internet access. Additional amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a Bar-B-Q area, fitness facilities and a 400 square foot meeting room.
The transaction was brokered by HFF in Tampa, FL.