The Sarasota Modern – A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, part of Marriott International, Inc. – is set to debut in late 2018. Situated in the heart of downtown, within the epicenter of the urban ‘Rosemary District,’ this 89-room luxury boutique hotel fuses captivating architecture with minimalist design and artistic flair, creating the ultimate space for the modern thinker. Inspired by European design and 1940s modernism in South Florida, the hotel blends indoor and outdoor living through seamless lines accessorized with two aqua pools, a hot tub and crisp white private cabanas, creating micro-paradises within a resort-style atmosphere. The premier backdrop of a vibrant social scene, the hotel features unconventional entertaining spaces, 10,000 square feet of meeting space, relaxing spa services and tantalizing flavor at Rudolph’s, a curated restaurant and downtown Sarasota’s new hot spot for fresh, local cuisine.

“Hotels have really developed into these extensions of our personality,” said Paul Romero, director of sales and marketing, The Sarasota Modern. “When we travel, we search for a destination that represents us, within a location that creates experiences to inspire us. We have done just that and more with The Sarasota Modern by delivering a backdrop for the elite, all within an attainable price point for the modern traveler.”

Managed by StepStone Hospitality, The Sarasota Modern was designed in collaboration with Hoyt Architects based in Sarasota, Stephen Chung – a Boston-based architect and architects from the Sarasota School of Architecture movement. Blending European inspiration with the unique climate of Florida’s Gulf Coast, the hotel delivers an unexpected yet authentic Sarasota experience. Dressed with clean white walls, natural wood detailing, floor-to-ceiling windows, private outdoor clawfoot tubs, all surrounded by lush greenery, The Sarasota Modern represents the ultimate oasis of utopian living.

“We’re thrilled to be opening within the Rosemary District which has quickly become the area’s hot spot,” said Jason Cincotta, hotel developer and president of Cincotta Co. “Additionally, we’re proud to give a nod to the neighborhood history through our storytelling and design, while still evolving with the city and delivering the modern conveniences people expect. We’ve created a space that’s both in Sarasota and of Sarasota.”

Introducing the Tribute Portfolio brand to Sarasota will give global travelers access to outstanding upper-upscale hotels while benefitting from the company’s award-winning loyalty programs and allows owners the ability to maintain their independent spirit, while benefiting from Marriott’s powerful distribution, loyalty and sales platforms.

“With a shared vision for creating captivating design, vibrant social spaces and sincere service, we are thrilled to collaborate with the Tribute Portfolio brand,” said John Markunas, general manager, The Sarasota Modern. “We’re going to make our mark on this beautiful community.”

The Sarasota Modern — where design, culture and play collide.

For more information on The Sarasota Modern, please visit www.thesarasotamodern.com or call 941.906.1290.

ABOUT THE SARASOTA MODERN
The Sarasota Modern – A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, part of Marriott International, Inc. – is set to debut in late 2018. Situated in the heart of downtown, within the epicenter of the urban ‘Rosemary District,’ this 89-room luxury boutique hotel fuses captivating architecture with minimalist design and artistic flair, creating the ultimate space for the modern thinker. Featuring two aqua pools, a hot tub, private cabanas, 10,000 square feet of meeting space, relaxing spa services and tantalizing flavor at Rudolph’s, a curated restaurant and downtown Sarasota’s new hot spot for fresh, local cuisine – the hotel acts as the premier backdrop for a vibrant social scene. www.thesarasotamodern.com

ABOUT TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO
Launched in April 2015, Tribute Portfolio is a collection of exceptional independent hotels around the globe. Tribute Portfolio allows owners to maintain their independent spirit, while benefiting from Marriott’s powerful distribution, loyalty and sales platforms. From boutique resorts to urban locales, guests can enjoy access to outstanding hotels with an indie spirit and access to Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty programs. For more information on Tribute Portfolio, please visit www.tributeportfolio.com.

ABOUT STEPSTONE HOSPITALITY

Rhode Island-based StepStone Hospitality specializes in management of boutique, full and select-service hotels and restaurants. The company provides a unique combination of strong, hands-on operations, strategic asset management and food and beverage expertise, while maintaining a balanced focus between revenue enhancement, margin expansion, and guest satisfaction. StepStone Hospitality currently manages a portfolio of 17 hotels including properties under the Marriott, Hilton, and InterContinental Hotel family of brands, as well as independent properties. Additional information about StepStone Hospitality portfolio is available at www.stepstonehospitality.com.

ABOUT CINCOTTA CO.
Located in Boston, Cincotta Co. specializes in developing mixed-use real estate projects of boutique scale on challenging urban sites. Overseeing development valued at $100 million, in addition to the construction of multiple multifamily residential projects, boutique hotels and over 15,000 square feet of retail space, Cincotta Co. builds project-specific development teams comprised of members whose local acumen, technical knowledge and design talents result in exceptional quality. Currently in the development stages of expanding The_Modern hotel brand, The Sarasota Modern will be the first hotel to open with future locations to follow. www.cincotta.co