PUNTA GORDA, Florida., August 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) announced today that construction at the Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor will resume this month. The announcement was made by Allegiant President John Redmond at a press conference at the resort’s construction site in Charlotte County, Florida.
Construction of the project – a first destination of its kind in the southwest Florida – was made by the company in. suspended March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its outsized impact on the travel and hospitality industries.
“When we first announced a temporary construction break, we always expected a restart within 18 months. I am happy to say that we are on the right track, ”said Redmond. “Very soon you will be seeing rotating cranes and construction crews again at work, working to complete an incredible, integrated resort experience that offers exceptional value for both our guests and local residents. I would like to thank the community at.” Great tip for his support and patience in these unprecedented times. “
The resort will offer around 500 hotel rooms, more than 180 long-stay suites, 55,000 square meters of meeting and conference space, 19 restaurants and bars, and retail outlets along a picturesque harbor promenade. A state-of-the-art fitness and spa center will be located on the top floor of the hotel tower.
The construction work should be completed in 18 to 24 months.
The project will have a significant impact on the local economy and will eventually employ around 800 construction workers. After the resort opens, around 1,150 people will be employed, making the Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor the third largest employer in. power Southwest Florida.
In the fall, renovations will begin on Kingsway Golf Course, one of the Sunseeker Resort’s main amenities. Once completed, the club, which is just ten minutes from the resort, will be open exclusively to members and resort guests. Renowned golf architect Kipp schoolies will lead the course renovation. A veteran of more than 60 golf course design projects, Schulties is known for his work at Boca Raton Resort & Club and Quail Lodge Resort & Club, two of the world’s 27 elite golf resorts, according to Great Golf Resorts of the World. Over the past two decades schulties and affiliates have owned dozen of the most prestigious clubs in. newly designed South Florida, many of which were originally designed by a who’s who of famous golf course architects.
The Kingsway renovation is expected to include all components of the club’s operations – including the complete redesign and refurbishment of the golf course with the replacement of all lawn, irrigation and drainage systems; Expansion and improvement of the club’s driving range, putting, chipping and bunker practice areas; Renovation of the club house, the restaurant and the event areas, as well as relocation of the care facilities to improve the playability of the square.
The redesigned golf course is expected to open at the same time as the Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor.
Located near Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), an Allegiant Air base of operations, the Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor will be the largest and most unique resort in the area. Besides his service too Great tip, Allegiant currently has flights from nearby St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), and Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) – all within a two-hour drive of Charlotte Harbor. In total, Allegiant is currently moving almost 8 million vacationers in and out Florida each year. This link between air travel and hospitality will allow easy access to the resort location while benefiting from the direct sales model that Allegiant has established for its success as an industry leading low cost airline with a unique focus on leisure travel.
Further information, such as planned construction dates, will be communicated based on availability. First renders of the resort and golf club renovations are available here: https://ow.ly/j9ts30eF6lo.
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