Winegardner & Hammons to Manage Laura Trio Marriott

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Following an extensive review process, SouthEast Group has selected its exclusive hospitality manager for the new Marriott flagged hotel to be part of the redeveloped Laura Street Trio in downtown Jacksonville.

We’re pleased to play a key role in Jacksonville’s downtown growth,” said Mike Conway, President, Winegardner & Hammons, Inc., “and we’re proud to be a part of this historic development effort with SouthEast Group.” The Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Downtown is part of an adaptive reuse of three historical buildings known as the Laura Street Trio. The hotel will feature 131 rooms, a rooftop bar, and two new restaurants.

The buildings are being renovated to maintain the detail of the original structures that were built in the early 1900’s, with appropriate updates through contemporary construction and design. The Trio is on the National Register of Historic Places, the official listing of historically significant sites and properties throughout the country.

“We have looked at all the options within the hospitality industry and Marriott’s appeal to us was very strong with this type of product,” said developer Steve Atkins, principal and managing director of SouthEast Group. “We know Winegardner & Hammons will provide the full-service hospitality and progressive management we need for the Courtyard by Marriott in the Laura Trio." Construction is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2015.

Source: SouthEast Group Press Release

Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. has more than 50 years as a full-service hotel management company and a reputation for progressive and successful hospitality management. The WHI owned/managed portfolio includes resorts, all-suite, extended-stay, select service, full service and conference center hotels in many diverse markets across the United States. WHI currently manages 24 hotels in the United States and is affiliated with most major hotel brands. For more information on Winegardner & Hammons, please visit

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, SouthEast Group is a full-service commercial real estate development firm providing comprehensive development, capital management and general contracting services across the southeastern region of the SouthEast Group specializes in integrated design-build services, new construction, historic preservation and development consultation programming, with a focus on sustainable construction and thoughtful redevelopment. SouthEast Group is licensed for operations as a Certified General Contractor in the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North and South Carolina and has been qualified for operations in Tennessee and Kentucky.