Hotel Planned for PIE Airport

American Hotel Development Partners, LLC and the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport announced plans to develop a $13.2 million, 106-room Staybridge Suites Hotel at the airport. Construction is set to begin in August of this year and expected to open late 2009. The airport is currently undergoing a $10 million renovation and has recently been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the FAA for safety, security, and the airport’s terminal renovation projects.