The five-floor, 152-room hotel will include 14 extended and one-bedroom guest suites
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA –Delaware North announced that it will develop and operate a new Courtyard by Marriott hotel on the former site of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida.
The five-floor, 152-room hotel will include 14 extended and one-bedroom guest suites, a large outdoor pool and a rooftop deck with bar for an elevated evening experience and for viewing the increasingly frequent rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The hotel’s Bistro will serve full breakfast and dinner menus and feature Starbucks® products. The property will also have 800 square feet of meeting space for conferences and special events.
The hotel will be located 6.4 miles from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – which Delaware North operates for NASA – making it the closest hotel to the popular attraction and to Kennedy Space Center’s launch complexes.
“The increased interest and activity in our country’s space program makes this the ideal time to open a new, family-friendly hotel near Kennedy Space Center and the visitor complex,” said Scott Socha, president of Delaware North’s parks and resorts division.
“Delaware North is proud to partner with Marriott to provide Space Coast visitors a level of convenience and comfort that will allow them to prolong their stay at the visitor complex and experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a front-row seat to a rocket launch,” Socha said.
Courtyard by Marriott is the eighth largest lodging brand in the world, with more than 1,100 hotels in 47 countries.
Groundbreaking for the new Courtyard by Marriott is expected to take place this summer, with an opening planned for fall 2020. The project is expected to create about 50 construction jobs and 35 permanent part- and full-time jobs.
“With the proposed hotel project and investment, Delaware North is eager to demonstrate its commitment to the Titusville community and excited at the prospect of further contributing and supporting the Space Coast’s overall economic growth,” Socha said.
“I want to thank the City of Titusville, including the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission, for allowing us to proceed with the project.”
The hotel site, located on Vectorspace Boulevard off of State Route 405, is on the Indian River, which is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum is located nearby, and the site is easily accessible from Interstate 95 and is only a quarter mile from the U.S. Route 1 interchange with State Road 405.
The site is about 40 miles from Orlando International Airport.
The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame was relocated to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in 2016, and Delaware North purchased the land in 2017. In addition to developing the hotel at the site, Delaware North is reviewing plans for utilization of the former hall of fame building.
“Delaware North has a reputation for outstanding hospitality management, so we are excited to showcase our lodging expertise and bring an exceptional experience to travelers to the Space Coast,” Socha said.
The hotel will be the first in Florida for Delaware North, which operates 35 lodging properties across the United States and Australia. Among them is another hotel under a Marriott flag, The Westin Buffalo at Delaware North’s global headquarters.
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