LBA Hospitality opens historic St. Augustine Hotel

Dothan-based LBA operates a portfolio of hotels across the Southeast and Southwest.

The 89-room Renaissance St. Augustine Historic Downtown Hotel

LBA Hospitality has opened the 89-room Renaissance St. Augustine Historic Downtown Hotel on Castillo Street in the heart of the historic city.

The property is owned by Vista Hospitality and operated by Dothan-based LBA Hospitality.

“The city of St. Augustine has always been steeped in a rich hospitality tradition dating back to the early 1800s,” said Beau Benton, president of LBA Hospitality. “We hope to carry on this tradition with this completely one-of-a-kind destination.”

The hotel was designed to blend into the downtown of the historic city, the oldest continually inhabited city in the U.S., the firm said in announcing the opening, adding, “As the newest hotel in the oldest city, the Renaissance St. Augustine was thoughtfully designed to blend seamlessly with the architecture of the neighborhood landmarks and buildings.”

The hotel’s 89 guestrooms and suites “are classically styled with a touch of whimsy, featuring magnificent balconies and verandas with impressive uptown city views,” the release adds.

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Established in 1973, LBA Hospitality describes itself as “one of the leading hotel management, development and consulting companies in the U.S. With an extensive portfolio of hotels located in the Southeast and Southwest, the company is a recognized leader developing and operating the most respected brands under franchise licenses of Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide and InterContinental Hotel Group.”

Renaissance Hotels operates more than 170 hotels in 40 countries.

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