NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — The owner of the historic Hacienda Hotel told Spectrum Bay News 9 that renovations on the 95-year-old building are expected to wrap up in the next four-to-six weeks.
There is still work to be done after that, including hiring staff, but Marketing and Public Relations Manager Dylan Gamez said the hotel is aiming for a mid-May opening.
What You Need To Know
- Renovations on the historic Hacienda Hotel are expected to wrap up in the next six weeks
- No opening date has been set, but the hotel’s marketing and PR manager said they’re aiming for mid-May
- The project faced delays caused by the age of the building and the pandemic
- The renovation incorporated many of the hotel’s original features, including lobby chandeliers and the courtyard fountain
“We’re hoping, and we’re getting very close, and we’re just finishing up the last little bits of details now,” Gamez said.
The hotel’s renovation is a project nearly 20 years in the making. It gained momentum after developer Jim Gunderson, who also renovated the Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora, bought the hotel in 2018. At one point, city officials thought an opening during the 2019 holiday season could be possible.
The project ran into delays, in part as a result of the building’s age.