Mark Ellert, president of Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts & Lodges, announced its plans to open the company’s third Florida resort on St. Augustine Beach, Fla.
“It’s a historic day, so to speak, to bring our flag ashore here in America’s oldest city,” said Ellert, confirming an agreement with St. Augustine Resorts of Tampa, Fla., to convert the current Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort into a Guy Harvey Outpost Signature Property.
Located on the beach, south of the St. Augustine inlet, the Guy Harvey Outpost Resort St. Augustine Beach will replace the current Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, owned by St. Augustine Resorts, and managed by H.I. Development after the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation now under way.
“We are very pleased to join the Guy Harvey brand, which is built on a legion of fans who support Guy Harvey’s conservation advocacy, family values and adventure lifestyle, and we cannot think of a more authentic brand experience to complement the many treasures of St. Augustine, its beachfront communities, and our resort² said Andre P. Callen, president of HI Development, who, along with his family members, own the hotel.
Renovations are expected to be complete by late summer 2015, timed to coincide with St. Augustine¹s city-wide celebration of its 450th anniversary, with events scheduled throughout the community during the first week of September. The resorts 153 guestrooms, public areas, and grounds will be renovated, including plans to create a new casual “sea and farm” to table bar and restaurant.