Tourism in Florida has always been flourishing. Above 100 million tourists visited the Sunshine State in 2015, which is a record in the United States. Florida mostly welcomes visitors in large numbers during the months of March and April for spring break. This is also the time when people look forward to attending baseball spring training or escaping northern climes before the end of winter. Let’s have an insight into all that Florida-bound travelers can look forward to this spring, particularly on hotels and restaurants front.
A building boom is being witnessed in downtown Miami in recent years. This boom isn’t showing any signs of slowing down in 2016 as well. The 126-room Langford Hotel is scheduled to open in March this year. The building in which the hotel is being opened was formerly Miami National Bank, located in downtown’s Flagler District. The hotel, which is currently housed in a revamped 1925-building, has been designated as a historic site in 1989. The Langford Hotel will also have a rooftop bar named ‘Pawn Broker’ and a restaurant named ‘PB Station’.
Another new hotel called “EAST, Miami”, perched on top of Brickell City Centre, will be opened in May this year in the flourishing Brickell District. EAST, Miami will be Swire Hotels’ first property in the United States. It comprises of 353 rooms, which will include 89 residences and 8 suites. The hotel has an on-site eatery ‘Quinto La Huella’ and a rooftop bar ‘Sugar’.
The Loews Hotels and Resorts and Universal Orlando Resort is scheduled to open the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. To be opened in summer, this will be Universal Orlando Resort’s fifth on-site hotel. The property will be offering 1,000 Caribbean-themed suites and rooms, all of which will be located around a waterfall and lagoon.
The restaurant scene is also buzzing in Florida this spring. An enhanced dining experience awaits all those landing or taking off from the Orlando International Airport with new eateries opened at the newly renovated Terminal 2 Food Hall. These include Green Leaf’s & Bananas, Asian Chao Oriental Eatery, Jersey Mike’s Subs, and Cask & Larder. If you are visiting Florida this March then you will also get opportunity to participate in many food festivals such as Marco Island Seafood & Music Festival, Marathon Seafood Festival, Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Parade & Festival, National Cuban Sandwich Festival, and the famous Strawberry Festival.