The developers behind The District — an ambitious mega-development with a Zen-like ethos planned for Jacksonville’s Southbank — inked a deal this week for a hotel with up to 200 rooms, which would make it the first riverfront hotel constructed in downtown since 2001.
Impact Properties, a Florida hotel builder and operator that does business with Marriott and Starwood branded hotels, has signed a sale and purchase agreement with The District team and put down a deposit. The hotel — whose brand wasn’t disclosed — is in the design phase.
The hotel “will have a very cool and edgy vibe,” said Michael Munz, a partner in The District. “It’s not a brand that is in Jacksonville at this time.”