A Delray Beach-based hotel operator and developer opened a 230-room Gulf coast hotel in Clearwater.
Delray-based Ocean Properties, Ltd. and Affiliates opened the beachfront Opal Sands Resort February 24 as its first guests arrived.
The curvilinear architecture of the new hotel, by Design Duncan Miller Ullman, provides every guest room with a clear view of the Gulf of Mexico.
The 15-story hotel has four restaurants, a zero-entry outdoor swimming pool and a full-service spa and fitness center, plus 17,000 square feet of event space indoors and outdoors.
Ocean Properties is among the leading privately held hotel management and development companies in North America. The company has an award-winning portfolio of over 100 hotels and 17,000 guest rooms, and it operates under such brands as Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and Intercontinental.
Ocean Properties also operates several independent hotels and resorts and a collection of golf courses, spas, marinas, boating tours, retail space and commercial real estate.