Woodbine, IMG Academy Break Ground on 150-Room Hotel South of Tampa

by Camren Skelton

BRADENTON, FLA. — Woodbine Development Corp. and IMG Academy have broken ground on The Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy, a 150-room hotel located on IMG’s 500-acre campus in Bradenton. Dallas-based Woodbine is developing the five-story hotel for IMG, a multi-sport training and educational institution. The hotel will serve guests and clients of IMG, including visiting teams, coaches, student-athletes, staff and parents, as well as visitors to the surrounding community. Amenities will include an elevated lobby lounge and bar, three-meal restaurant, massage and fitness facility, 5,060 square feet of meeting space and a swimming pool. Tandem Construction is the project’s general contractor, and other members of the development team include architect 5G Studio, interior design firm Edge ID and landscape design firm SWA. Whitney Bank (d.b.a. Hancock Bank) is the lender. The Legacy Hotel is slated to open in fall 2018.

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