The Sarasota Modern, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Celebrates Grand Opening

SARASOTA, Fla. – March 26, 2019 –

Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International’s newest collection brand and growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike, today announced the opening of The Sarasota Modern.

The Sarasota Modern officially opened its doors today in the heart of downtown Sarasota, within the epicenter of the urban ‘Rosemary District.’ With European inspired design details, the hotel features 89 guestrooms with indoor and outdoor living features, as well as two aqua pools and a hot spa. Dressed with clean white walls, natural wood detailing, floor-to-ceiling windows, pops of energetic wallpaper, private outdoor clawfoot tubs, all surrounded by lush greenery, The Sarasota Modern creates micro-paradises within a resort-style atmosphere.

“We are thrilled to welcome The Sarasota Modern into the Tribute Portfolio family,” said Jennifer Connell, Vice President, Brand Marketing & Management, Tribute Portfolio. “Our guests crave the real deal when they are traveling, from the people they meet to the design and ambiance that surround them. With its energetic vibe and dynamic social spaces, The Sarasota Modern will not disappoint as the way to experience the gulf like a local.”

The Sarasota Modern was designed in collaboration with Hoyt Architects based in Sarasota, Stephen Chung – a Boston-based architect and architects from the Sarasota School of Architecture movement. Blending European inspiration with the unique climate of Florida’s Gulf Coast, the hotel delivers an unexpected yet authentic Sarasota experience.

The Sarasota Modern

“We’re thrilled to welcome guests to The Sarasota Modern and provide an unforgettable experience for the modern traveler seeking local experiences and top-of-the-line customer service,” said John Markunas, general manager, The Sarasota Modern.

Showcasing a highly anticipated American cuisine restaurant concept, Rudolph’s – named after the famed architect Paul Rudolph – invites guests to indulge in a characterful dining experience, curated by chef Jennifer Salhoff. Overlooking the tropical streets of downtown Sarasota, Rudolph’s extends its presence into the soft light of the dimmed lounge, adorned with lavish armchairs, modern romance novels, hand-crafted cocktails, a decorative alligator named “Rudy” and live entertainment.

The Sarasota Modern

Guests can enjoy amenities such as the well-appointed fitness facility boasting brand new equipment from Peloton, a yoga room overlooking the bay, and in-room spa services. A custom, vintage Volkswagen Bus provides rides for guests within a three-mile radius, including downtown Sarasota and admired Lido Key Beach.

For more information about The Sarasota Modern or to make a reservation, please visit Follow along on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at @tributeportfolio.

The Sarasota Modern – where design, culture and play collide.

Meg Puglisi Vesce, Global Public Relations, Tribute Portfolio

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Launched in 2015, Tribute Portfolio is Marriott International’s newest collection brand, offering exceptional independent hotels around the globe. With a focus on selecting hotels with captivating design and vibrant social scenes, Tribute Portfolio aims to attract travelers looking for fresh travel experiences that reflect their own individuality. From boutique resorts like Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in California, to urban locales such as Apollo Hotel in Amsterdam, each Tribute Portfolio hotel offers experiences filled with details and elements worth sharing. Tribute Portfolio is proud to offer access to Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes Ritz Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link their Starwood Preferred Guest® accounts at for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information on Tribute Portfolio, please visit

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