ST. PETE BEACH, FL—The Hotel Zamora is slated to open here next month, making it St. Pete Beach’s first new hotel in more than 20 years, according to the company.
Influenced by the architecture, design and feel of the rocky hills of Zamora, Spain, the waterfront hotel will feature Mediterranean-style rooms and suites with high ceilings, crown molding, arched windows and Spanish-influenced touches in its wooden doorways and artwork.
Built by Tatro Construction with architectural design by Design Styles, the hotel also offers meeting and conference space, a marina with space for seven boats, fresh-water pool, fitness center and access to the Gulf of Mexico’s white-sand beaches.
The Hotel Zamora will also introduce Castile, a Spanish-influenced destination restaurant and rooftop lounge, lead by locally renowned Executive Chef Ted Dorsey. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, as well as room-service, Castile’s locally sourced, seafood-inspired menu will include a large selection of tapas-style dishes, soups, salads and entrees.
Cuba-Fernandez Design, whose portfolio of high-end hospitality design projects includes the St. Regis Resort in Puerto Rico, The Ritz-Carlton in South Beach, and Acqualina Resort in Sunny Isles, Florida, orchestrated the interior design concept of both the hotel and restaurant.
Developers and partners Henry Suarez and Dr. Kiran C. Patel are responsible for The Hotel Zamora, and have been involved in the project since its inception. Patrick Goddard, President & COO of Trust Hospitality, a partner and the operator of the hotel stated, “We are proud to be associated with this hotel, which is certain to become an iconic feature of the Gulf’s shoreline. It will be fun to bring change and excitement to this community. The design and development teams have done an incredible job of creating dynamic public areas and we can’t wait to show the community and guests what we’ve been working on.”