The Cordova Inn, a historic boutique hotel in downtown St. Pete, Florida is set for an expansion that will increase hotel from 32 to 94 rooms while adding a restaurant and a rooftop bar and pool to the property. Built in 1921, The Cordova Inn is located at 253 2nd Avenue North and was added to the list of National Register of Historic Places in 2004. The hotel is owned by New Hotel Collection, which is led by Alex Hodges, Tommy Del Zoppo and Ron New who also owns the Beachside Resort in Indian Shores and the Central Hotel in Sevierville, Tennessee, along with a hotel inside Harbourside Resort in Indian Rocks Beach. B2 Communications working with New Hotel Collection on the project, Ameris Bank is providing financing, and Tim Clemmons and Greg Glenn of Place Architecture designed the expansion. Boyd Construction is serving as the general contractor and Katherine Cole of Hill Ward Henderson is the project’s land use and zoning attorney. The New Hotel Collection team expects to obtain the necessary approvals over the next few months before beginning construction by the end of the year. The expanded Cordova Inn is expected to open in 2023. New Hotel Collection is also currently under contract to purchase the Stanton Hotel and the Stanton Apartments, which are located just west of the Cordova Inn at 225 and 211 3rd Street North.  
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