Aloft Hotel Proposal for Downtown Melbourne
An exciting announcement was made recently that the empty lot across from downtown Melbourne’s, Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing company the Aloft Hotel chain is proposing a 6 story, 125 room hotel to be built. The 3-acre site (formerly a SunTrust Bank property) that extends from New Haven Ave to Melbourne Avenue. This coming week the Melbourne Planning and Zoning Board meets to discuss the site plan for the close to 82-foot-tall Aloft hotel and the city council will cast its final vote for this in the upcoming future. The downtown Melbourne developer is Cocoa Beach hotelier Samir Patel, president, and CEO of 360 Hospitality Group.
Marriot is the brand that Aloft operates under and currently has over a hundred hotels across the United States. Florida is home to ten of those in Tampa, Miami, Sarasota, Orlando, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Doral, Aventura, and Coral Gables and the July opening of one in Delray Beach bringing that count to eleven. The Aloft downtown Melbourne location, if approved, would feature a splash pool as well as a pool area, various lounge spots, and conference rooms the proposal also includes 139 parking spaces.