Hotels go up as tourism grows in Pasco

Pasco County’s hotel market is thriving. Five hotels are either under construction, closing in on a groundbreaking or will open within months. A new Hilton Garden Inn is the most recent to complete permitting, with a construction start now in the offing. The 125-room, six-story hotel is rising off of State Road 56, at Maple Silver Parkway. Another 110-room Hilton Garden Inn at … [Read more...]

Fairfield Inn planning Wiregrass Ranch location

Wiregrass Ranch has a mall, a hospital, a college campus, and in the near future — a new hotel. Developers want to build a 92-room Fairfield Inn & Suites on State Road 56, on a 91-acre parcel east of The Shops at Wiregrass. It would be located less than a mile off Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, and be close not only to the mall, but also to Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel and Pasco-Hernando State … [Read more...]

County tourist leaders want to double Savage Race sponsorship dollars

The Pasco County Tourist Development Council may feel a little generous next week, especially if the group follows a recommendation to give an event company double the sponsorship money it would've normally received from the county. The intended recipient is Mad Cap Events LLC, an Orlando-based company that is planning to bring the Savage Race back to Little Everglades Park in Dade City for two … [Read more...]