Holiday Inn at 320 Hillsborough Street

Oh I f**kin’ LOVE the Holiday Inn!!! Much like the Archdale, it’s so ugly it’s cute. I’ve always said, if they painted it a nice Dayglo Orange or Pink, it’d look like an old school Miami Beach hotel building. Or a cream/seafoam green.

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My vote would be a creamsicle orange. I have always wished they’d paint it something other than beige. With orange, they could even keep the green tinted windows.

I think it’s good to have at least one weird, retro and distinctive building in the skyline. Adde character. I hope it stays.

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Who doesn’t love a good hair curler reflection…?
To me, it’s ‘good weird’ and getting ‘better’ with more ‘modern’ neighbors…

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Wait, I said that!! Am I on some super secrete mute situation?!?!
I kinda of like the Holiday Inn - at least its different.

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Do you guys hear something?

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I enjoy traveling and seeing her siblings in other skylines.

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Top of the building is completely lined up with the horizon, excluding the signage area. Intentional?!

Yes, very intentional.

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Apparently there is a group from out of town who are currently under contract to buy the holiday inn and redevelop those parcels.

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They better not knock it down!!! I would, however, love to see the empty surface lots around it developed!

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Including the hotel? Any more details on this?

I don’t really care for the building, but I’m fairly neutral about it.

I thought I remembered that Greg Hatem owned the surface parking lot to the east of the Holiday Inn, so I checked iMaps and the Register of Deeds. Hillsborough Anisa Empire LLC ( controlled by Greg Hatem), sold the parking lot on 8/31/2016 to Hillsborough Park Inn LLC of Miami FL. The Hotel is owned by Raleigh Park Inn LLC, with the same address in Miami.

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We probably need to set our expectations very low, the plan to “redevelop” is to take it down once the new ownership group takes over.

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not many public details… many people who have been involved are not talking about it until the deal goes through

we should see something here in the next few months

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I’ve always thought the Holiday Inn tower just needed a little love and a lean into the retro vibes. The Longleaf, in my opinion, is a really good example of a creative mind breathing new life into dated architecture.

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100% yes, which is why I would DIE for them to paint it like creamsicle orange and retheme it to be a 1980s Miami Beach hotel, and make the rooftop spinning restaurant/bar super themed/engaging and open to the public (if not already)

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This makes me think of the Charlie Brown Christmas tree. It just needs a little love and Linus’ blanket.

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Put a Miami Subs at the top of it.

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I believe the last time this hotel had any significant renovation was in 2002-2003. Perhaps those renovations have depreciated and it’s due for some major upkeep, and the owners are deciding that it isn’t worth it.

Would be a shame, it’s a distinctive building. But not everything is meant to last forever.

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