Tourism

New Sarasota Hotel Opens Friday

Sarasota's first Westin hotel is set to open on Friday, July 28, with reservations for stays beginning Monday, July 31.

07/21/2017 By Staff

Services

New Cleaning Service Opens

Ryan Bates recently opened Sarasota's first Window Genie, a national franchise that specializes in residential and light commercial window cleaning and more.

07/19/2017 By Staff

Hospitality

Presentation Focuses on How Businesses Can Connect to Millennials

The Suncoast chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is hosting a presentation on how to connect your business to millennials on Wednesday, July 12.

07/10/2017 By Staff

Sports

Local Golf Pro Wins Ohio Tournament

Sue Ertl, the head golf teaching professional at University Park Country Club, recently won the senior division title at the 2017 Ohio Women’s Open.

07/05/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns

Last year's Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival generated $37.2 million in economic impact for the area, according to the nonprofit that produces the event.

06/28/2017 By Staff

Food

Local Restaurant Group Hires, Promotes

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals recently promoted Sarah Firstenberger to the role of executive director and hired Maggie Wood as event manager.

06/23/2017 By Staff

Tourism

New Longboat Key Resort Opens

Longboat Key's new Zota Beach Resort opens for business Friday.

06/22/2017 By Staff

New business

New Car Detailing Service Opens

The environmentally friendly car wash and detailing service DetailXPerts recently opened a new franchise that covers Sarasota and Manatee counties.

06/12/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Business Travel Association Predicts Major Losses This Year

The Global Business Travel Association is predicting that the United States will lose more than $1.3 billion in travel-related expenditures in 2017 due to "mounting geopolitical uncertainty."

06/08/2017 By Staff

Hospitality

Restaurant Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Landings location of Gecko's Grill & Pub is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its opening with a party that benefits Sarasota County's 4-H foundation and clubs.

06/08/2017 By Staff

Food

New Siesta Key Daiquiri Deck Opens

The restaurant and bar is the company's fourth location and is open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.

06/07/2017 By Staff

Media

NBC Sports Group to Broadcast Some of This Fall's Rowing Championships

Portions of the 2017 World Rowing Championships, hosted by Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park, will be broadcast by the NBC Sports Group.

06/07/2017 By Staff

Party City

Sarasota's Catering Business Booms

As Sarasota tourism surges, the catering business booms.

06/07/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Technology

New Local Tourism Network Launches

The Sarasota web firm Professional Web Designs recently launched the Suncoast Vacation Network, a network of websites created to help visitors learn about and explore popular local vacation destinations.

06/05/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Rowing Youth Championships Coming to Sarasota

Nathan Benderson Park will host the USRowing Youth National Championships June 9-11.

06/01/2017 By Staff

Tourism

'Dr. Beach' Picks Siesta as Country's No. 1 Beach

Stephen Leatherman, popularly known as "Dr. Beach," announced Thursday that he ranks Siesta Beach as the country's No. 1 beach.

05/25/2017 By Staff

Sports

2021 Super Bowl Moved From Los Angeles to Tampa

The National Football League announced Tuesday that Super Bowl LV will be relocated to Tampa after originally being planned to take place in Los Angeles.

05/24/2017 By Staff

Planning

North Port Approves Plans for New Aquatic Center

The North Port City Commission on Monday approved plans for a new aquatic center with a lazy river, water slides, a lap pool and more.

05/23/2017 By Staff

Hospitality

Wedding Planning Company Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Sarasota wedding planning company NK Weddings is commemorating its 10th anniversary this week.

05/18/2017 By Staff

Food

Palmetto Company Completes New Commercial Kitchen Space

The food producer Slow Foods Kitchen recently completed construction of its new commercial kitchen space in Palmetto.

05/16/2017 By Staff