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Renovation 4 November 2019

The Island Beachside Resort

Iconic Fort Walton Beach Hotel Unveiling Newly Designed Guest Rooms And Public Spaces

Scheduled for Spring 2020 – 331 Rooms

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Today, Hotel Equities (HE) announced they have been selected to operate The Island Beachside Resort by Hotel RL in Fort Walton Beach. The Gulf-front resort boasts 331 guest rooms and 14,000 square feet of unique meeting and event space, including Gulf-front green space for weddings and special occasions. Built by Fred and Patricia Tolbert in the '60s, The Island is now owned by Tripp Tolbert, CEO of the Tolbert Group and developer, Jay Odom, CEO of The Jay Odom Group.

Together, Mr. Tolbert and Mr. Odom invested in extensive property renovations with intentional care to preserve the iconic hotel's historical significance. Now, with all newly remodeled common areas and guest rooms, they are completing the finishing touches on the hotel and will be ready for a grand unveiling in the Spring of 2020.

Okaloosa Island and Destin beaches draw visitors from all over the world to Florida's panhandle. The Island Beachside Resort, with its expansive footprint on the sugary white sands of the Gulf of Mexico, remains a local icon. The property features a multitude of water play, relaxation and entertainment options in addition to its magnificent Gulf front location, including a heated lap pool, a grotto waterfall pool with a swim-up bar, a kids pool, hot tub, a Gulf-front beach bar, two on-site restaurants, 14,000 square feet of event space with a penthouse ballroom and a Gulf-front wedding green space.

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