The Year-Long Process Culminated with the Hotel’s Official Opening on Friday, April 9
Bradenton, Fla. (April 12, 2021) – Sarasota-based commercial construction company, Firmo Construction, has completed the ground-up construction of the three-story Tru by Hilton by I-75 and SR-70 in Bradenton. The hotel, which started vertical construction in March 2020, is the first of its kind to be built in the Gulf Coast region as Hilton’s newest property model and officially opened its doors to guests on April 9.
“As longstanding partners of the Hilton brand with a team of experts in hospitality construction, it’s been a rewarding experience to bring this structure to life for our partners, Divine Hospitality, and the Bradenton community,” said Eric Collin, president of Firmo Construction. “The opening of this hotel is a positive indicator of our communities’ resilience through the ups and downs of the past year.”
The new, 81-room Tru by Hilton showcases Hilton’s latest property model, known for its vibrant and youthful, yet affordable and comfortable quality. Firmo not only pioneered this brand in the area, but also implemented an infill lot development approach, which has resulted in ecological benefits and also reduced development pressures on surrounding areas.
“Not only has the Firmo Construction team been amazing to work with, Eric and his team have instilled values of being good partners, which has proved invaluable in our efforts to get the hotel ready to open,” said Roseann Grippo, general manager of the Tru by Hilton. “I’m very excited our doors are open to guests and the community.”
Firmo Construction is known for their innovative builds, such as the expansion of Rosemary Square in downtown Sarasota, the ground-up build of Hampton Inn and Suites by SRQ Airport, and the revitalized Homewood Suites by Hilton, which was recognized by Hilton and won the Hilton Conversion of the Year award. Firmo is also working on multiple hospitality projects down the Gulf Coast including the conversion of a full-service Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Ft. Myers, Fla.
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(The hotel was sold out on its first opening night): Click here for a photo of opening weekend.
About Firmo ConstructionEstablished 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.