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Business Observer Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 4 months ago

Four-story downtown hotel hits key milestone

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Construction on the hotel started in late 2020.

FORT MYERS — Builders of the latest urban hospitality project to come to downtown Fort Myers recently celebrated a milestone: the topping off.

The celebration is over the four-story, 118-room Hampton Inn, being built on downtown Fort Myers’ main traffic artery, Cleveland Avenue.

Construction management firm Firmo Construction, along with hospitality and development group HOS Management, subcontractors, construction crews and project contributors, participated in the tree-topping ceremony, which marks the milestone of the last beam being placed at the full height of the building. The age-old celebration hosted by Firmo allowed everyone involved in the project to congratulate one another for their work and recognize the many individuals who have contributed, while gearing up for a successful project completion ahead, according to a statement. Construction on the project began in late 2020.

“With diligence, collaboration and adaptation to our continuously changing industry, the Firmo team is proud to celebrate this construction milestone with all the subcontractors, partners and stakeholders that have helped us get here,” Firmo President Eric Collin says in the release. “We hope to keep these same principles at the forefront as we carry out this project to its completion.”

The future Hampton Inn will feature 118 guest rooms, an outdoor pool and patio area, a flexible boardroom and a fitness center. Situated on a 2-acre lot, the 65,000-square-foot building will be an infill lot development that will open to guests later this year. ​

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