Innisfree Hotels has launched its newest boutique hotel on the Space Coast with the newly renovated Beachside Hotel & Suites, opening in Cocoa Beach.

Formerly known as the Quality Inn & Suites Port Canaveral, the updated Beachside Hotel & Suites has been returned to its former sixties glory, giving off a relaxed retro vibe. Built in 1965, Innisfree Hotels restored the beachfront property with a remodeled lobby, updated guest rooms, renovated meeting rooms, and a completely new courtyard and lazy river.

Beachside Hotel and Suites lazy river and poolside
Photo: Beachside Hotel & Suites lazy river

Other features include an outdoor mural, exterior corridors and 170 retro-coastal guest rooms. Beachside Hotel & Suites offers 3,020 square feet of meeting space, conference rooms, a business center, and shuttle service to and from Orlando Airport and Cape Canaveral. The pet-friendly hotel is currently taking renovations.


Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, located on 405 acres outside of Austin and near the city of Bastrop, recently completed a renovation to its LBJ Pavilion and Chief’s Pavilion. The updates include the installment of floor-to-ceiling windows, air conditioning and heating in order to provide dual-use function of the venues for both indoor and outdoor events.

The LBJ Pavilion provides 6,000 square-feet ideal for events with up to 400 people. The venue showcases direct views of the Colorado River, which runs through the resort’s grounds, and is attached to the Riverside Amphitheatre, a natural grassy hillside designed to serve as auditorium seating for a speaker or performance.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
Photo: Updated LBJ Pavilion 2; Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

The venue offers a large adjoining deck for an entertainment set up or to create two separate environments for a distinctive event. Located next to the Wolfdancer Golf Club’s pro shop and restaurant, Chief’s Pavilion provides 2,000 square-feet of customizable space and can host up to 210 people.

Additionally, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa updated its 12,300 square-foot Plantation Lawn, along with landscaping enhancements throughout the property. The update provides a more eco-friendly and durable lawn setting for meetings and events. In total, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa provides more than 60,000 square-feet of indoor and 240,000 square feet of outdoor event space, which can be customized to fit the needs and preferences of any meeting or event.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
Photo: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

South Carolina

Kingston Resorts, owned by EOS, encompasses two premium-branded full-service resorts, the 255-suite Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort and the 385-room Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. Plans for a multi-phase renovation for both resorts were announced earlier this year, starting with the Hilton Myrtle Beach resort. 

Phase one, which began in January 2020, includes a complete redesign and upgrade of all guestrooms at Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. The renovation will also feature a complete reimagination of Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort’s current outdoor dining concept with a transformation into an upscale, social setting outfitted with inviting seating, fire pits and games, offering light fare and beverages throughout the day.  

Unique design elements will include floor-to-ceiling wood dividers that will offer guests a more private experience while still enjoying the Atlantic breezes and views of the ocean.

Other public spaces and common areas undergoing renovation include the Dunes Ballroom, the property’s meeting and event space on the 16th floor offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the hotel’s oceanfront pool, which will be upgraded with new lounge chairs and umbrellas. Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort’s signature oceanfront bar will also be refreshed and expanded to maximize guests’ access to ocean views and fresh beverages.

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