As Allegiant makes its first foray into the resort business, company officials on Tuesday announced the design and construction teams for a hotel and condominium complex spanning 22 acres of beachfront property in western Florida.
Steelman Partners, headed by Las Vegas architect Paul Steelman, was selected to work with L2 Studios Inc. to design Allegiant’s Sunseeker Resort, set to start construction by mid-2018 in Port Charlotte, a small town near the Gulf of Mexico.
Steelman developed the initial concepts for the Sunseeker Resort, along with the JW Marriott Las Vegas in Summerlin and the new Resorts World hotel complex under construction on the Strip. L2 Studios has worked on several projects in its home state of Florida.
The project will be built by Manhattan Construction Group, which oversaw construction of the Bush Presidential Library Complex and AT&T Stadium, where the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys play.
Florida Premier Contractors will also work on the project, having previously worked on several commercial and industrial projects in Florida.
“We are incredibly excited to have such a wealth of talent and creativity behind this special project,” said John Redmond, a former Las Vegas hotel executive who has spent the past year serving as Allegiant’s president.
The hotel-condo complex, estimated at $600 million, is set to open by early 2020 less than six miles from Punta Gorda Airport, where Las Vegas-based Allegiant is the sole air carrier. More than half of the discount carrier’s planes and passengers fly to Florida as a destination.