Miami-based firm buys Clearwater Beach hotel with $50M loan from SunTrust Bank

Key International acquired a 255-room hotel bearing two Marriott brands, Residence Inn and Springhill Suites, the first dual-brand property in the firm's hotel portfolio

Oct.October 21, 2018 10:00 AM

Residence Inn and Springhill Suites hotel in Clearwater Beach (Credit:

Miami-based Key International financed its acquisition of a dual-brand hotel in Clearwater Beach with a $50 million loan from SunTrust Bank.

Key International used the bank loan to acquire a seven-story, 255-room hotel bearing two Marriott brands, Residence Inn and Springhill Suites.

It is the first dual-brand property in Key International’s portfolio of hotels. The Miami-based firm has managed the Clearwater Beach hotel since it opened last year.

The seller was Clearpoint Lodging. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The property’s Residence Inn has 140 rooms, each featuring a full-size kitchen and dining bar, and the Springhill Suites has 115 suites.

Located at 309 Coronado Drive in Clearwater Beach, the dual-brand hotel also has 7,253 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Leslie Ann Maduro, a senior vice president of SunTrust, said in a prepared statement that Clearwater Beach “is one of the top 10 hotel markets in the United States.” []Mike Seemuth

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