Local Construction team partners with Southern Hospitality Development Group on Downtown Hotel
Fort Myers, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2020) – Sarasota-based construction management firm, Firmo Construction, has been hired to build a new Hampton Inn by Hilton in Fort Myers. In partnership with hospitality and development group, HOS Management, from Savannah, Ga., the two companies will bring decades of experience with the Hilton brand to deliver a dynamic and modern, pandemic and tourist safe hotel to the heart of downtown Fort Myers.
“Firmo is excited to partner with this leading hotel development team to bring the Fort Myers area a new hospitality opportunity. Though the industry has had its setbacks this year, our team is ready to bring the construction and technology expertise needed to safely and efficiently deliver this hotel, which will help promote tourism and hospitality in our region,” said Eric Collin, President of Firmo Construction. “And with multiple completed Hilton builds in the Gulf Coast, I’m excited to continue our relationship with the Hilton brand.”
The future four-story Hampton Inn will be located on downtown Fort Myers’ traffic artery, Cleveland Avenue, and will feature 118 rooms, an outdoor pool and patio area, a flexible boardroom for use, and a fitness center available for guests. Situated on a two-acre lot, the 65,000 square foot building will be an infill lot development that will take about one year to complete before it opens to guests.
Firmo Construction and HOS Management will work alongside, architecture and engineering team, Base4, and civil engineering team, Morris Depew, to bring this new hospitality and tourism opportunity to completion. Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities have been applied to the entire design of the project, which means that virtual reality (VR) and 3D Lidar scanning will be used to review designs throughout construction, resulting in a finished hotel that brings the plans to life.
“We’re excited to partner with Firmo Construction on this future Hampton Inn, and bring a new opportunity for hospitality to the City of Fort Myers,” said Krishan Gandhi, Vice President of Development of HOS Management. “It has always been our mission to foster a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all our properties, and we’re excited to bring that same mindset to our Fort Myers neighbors, future guests, and community.”
Construction on the property will begin in October after a virtual groundbreaking ceremony, the first to happen in the city of Fort Myers, on the morning of Thursday, October 15 at 9am. The groundbreaking will be a small, socially distant gathering that will be live-streamed to the public on Facebook and will welcome neighboring businesses and local media in person. The hotel’s stakeholders and Firmo Construction will also be available to answer questions about the future hotel and give previews of renderings.
About Firmo Construction
Established in 2003, Firmo Construction is a fully integrated design-build firm and licensed general commercial contractor in more than 15 states. Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, the firm’s mission is to deliver the client’s vision by elevating each project to its fullest potential through innovative solutions. An early adopter of USGBC’s LEED system, Firmo’s committed team of professionals began implementing sustainability and efficiency practices into projects when the program was still in its infancy. The team continues to evolve with that progressive mindset today, remaining industry leaders in design and building technology. For more information, visit: www.firmoconstruction.com.
About HOS Management
HOS Management is a second-generation Savannah hospitality and development group with over 30 years of industry experience managing a diverse collection of iconic hotel brands, including Hilton, Choice, IHG and Marriott, throughout the Southeast region. Founded by brothers Anil and Kirit Patel, the company strives to build thriving, sustainable hotel properties, provide incredible guest experiences, and give back to the communities in which they do business through company and employee-driven philanthropic initiatives. HOS has successfully cultivated long-standing relationships with hotel partners, investors and most importantly, guests, through its brand’s family-oriented philosophy. Visit www.HOSManagement.com to learn more.