Record tourism brings Bradenton hotel boom

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Plans may be in the works for at least two new hotels in west Bradenton.  The hotels would be part of an already planned 1300 acre development.

A record tourism year and an expanding IMG Academy are both factors in the need for more hotels.  IMG has reportedly wanted hotels closer to its campus to accommodate the many visiting athletes.

One proposed hotel would be near IMG and the other near 75th street and Cortez Road.  The master development plan is still in its preliminary stages.