Runway Resorts to open first “Madmen meets Mod” hotel in Florida

US: Runway Resorts has announced details of its first property, a conversion of the 58-room Zinn Inn near Hollywood Beach.

US: Runway Resorts has announced details of its first property, a conversion of the 58-room Zinn Inn near Hollywood Beach.

Runway Resorts is the brainchild of Robert Todak, vice president of operations for Miami-based Passport Development LLC and a former GM of the Delano in Miami Beach; Lauren Abrams, Passport’s vice president of marketing; and Alan Roth, Passport’s vice president of food and beverage and entertainment.

The property will include large guest rooms, including 20 suites featuring bathrooms with claw foot tubs and rain showers. Rooms will have wet bars, espresso machines, flat screen TVs and entertainment centres with complimentary Netflix access. Customers also will receive turndown service with comic books and free Wi-Fi.

The Runway brand will showcase several aeronautical themes in its resort design and décor. Among them, a No Fly Zone club room with library and board games, the Immigration Bar and a restaurant called Passport 509.

“We’re looking to convert a classic ’60s building into a full-scale, full-amenity resort that is unlike anything in Hollywood Beach,” said Todak.

Passport’s deal to purchase the Zinn is expected to close on February 24. The property then will undergo a $3 million makeover, and the first 15 rooms for the Runway Resort Hollywood are expected to open May 1.

Remaining work should be done by the end of July.

Runway is aiming to add three to five resorts in the next five years, and is targeting Palm Springs, Phoenix and upstate New York.

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