Lexington Adds Former Wyndham in Jacksonville

CLEVELAND—Lexington by Vantage has gained another prominent property with the addition of the 323-room former Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk. The hotel, which was purchased by a Vantage Hospitality affiliate, will be known as the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center, Jacksonville Riverwalk.

“We are pleased to add this property in Jacksonville, with its prime, riverfront location in a top 15 U.S. city (by population) and amazing event space. It’s also one of many new Lexingtons that will be added across Florida and the rest of the country,” said Roger Bloss, founder, president & chief executive officer of Vantage Hospitality Group, which also operates the Americas Best Value Inn, Canadas Best Value Inn, Value Inn Worldwide, Country Hearth Inns & Suites, Jameson Inn, Signature Inn, America’s Best Inns & Suites, and 3 Palms Hotels & Resorts brands.

With over 30 Vantage-branded hotels already located throughout Florida, including the Lexington Inn & Suites in Daytona Beach, and its corporate headquarters in Coral Springs, Vantage Hospitality has plans to build new hotels using Lexington’s innovative prototype at Miami International Airport and in Fort Lauderdale. Lexington new construction projects are also underway in Effingham, Ill.; Salinas, Calif.; and Scotts Valley, Calif.

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The Lexington in Jacksonville features 35,000 square feet of event space (the second most in the city), including a 10,000-foot grand ballroom, rooftop ballroom with a veranda, and state-of-the-art amphitheater (the only one in North Florida). Other current amenities include an onsite restaurant and lounge, 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool with beverage service, free Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour business center.

Situated on the south bank of the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, the hotel is located near historic San Marco and Riverside, The Jacksonville Landing, EverBank Field, Veterans Memorial Arena, and the Museum of Science & History.

“We are very excited to add the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center, which will be one of the largest assets in our system. Hotel owners appreciate when a hotel company takes a vested interest in the success of the brand, which is what we have with this transaction. We expect great things for the hotel and exceptional service for our guests,” said Mark Williams, group president of Vantage Hospitality’s upscale brands.