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The Hiatus Clearwater Beach: Elevating Beachside Hospitality to New Heights

LBA Hospitality and 3H Group have announced the grand opening of The Hiatus Clearwater Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton. This 88-room boutique-style hotel from the trusted Hilton brand is set to be a new standard of elegance on Clearwater’s shore, offering beachside luxury, multiple dining venues, artfully designed interiors, and stunning sunset views. This is the first Curio brand to join the LBA portfolio and an expansion of the strategic partnership between LBA Hospitality and owner/developer 3H Group.

“Clearwater Beach is well known as an award-winning, must-visit destination,” explains Beau Benton, President of LBA Hospitality. “At the Hiatus Clearwater Beach, our goal is to bring guests and locals together in a vibrant space where they can enjoy breathtaking views, savor delicious South Florida cuisine, and embrace a relaxing moment at the heart of the beach.”

3H Group Founder and CEO Hiren Desai says that the origin of the hotel’s unique name came from his desire to take some time to relax after a few major changes in the business. “In January 2022, when LBA took over management of the 3H portfolio of hotels, I thought I would take a little break,” explained Hiren. “I told my family and colleagues I was going to take a little hiatus, and they had different ideas in store for me. My brother, Nick Desai – also a co-owner of 3H Group – said, ‘You can take a hiatus, but take it in Clearwater Beach!'” 

The Hiatus’s interior design concept, created by NYC-based firm Celano Design Studio Co., encapsulates a modern coastal bungalow vibe. From the inviting lobby to the chic restaurant and the serene rooftop pool, each area showcases furnishings and intricate details that breathe an air of elegance into the beachfront property.

Every facet of the hotel has been curated to leave a lasting visual impression. The coastal-chic guest rooms and suites are uniquely designed, many with balconies overlooking Clearwater Beach. The seventh-floor rooftop restaurant and reception area offer unobstructed views of the Gulf and beach, delivering an authentic and awe-inspiring Clearwater experience.

The hotel exterior is equally remarkable and stands out as a striking Clearwater landmark. Featuring a 10-story hand-painted mural by local artist Derek Donnelly of Saint Paint Arts, the impressive mural celebrates Mother Nature and pays homage to Kali, the powerful Hindu goddess. Not only does the mural enhance the hotel’s exterior, but it also serves as an impactful piece of public art for all visitors of Clearwater Beach to enjoy.

Amenities at The Hiatus include valet parking, a rooftop pool, two dining and three bar outlets, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and breathtaking views of Clearwater Beach.