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The Cordova Inn is set to begin demolition to make way for expansion
Source: Tampa Bay Business & Wealth

February 25, 2022

The Cordova Inn will begin demolition on the adjacent Stanton Apartments and Stanton Hotel in the coming weeks, which will make way for an additional 63 rooms at the boutique hotel in downtown St. Petersburg. Read More on Tampa Bay Business & Wealth

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Tampa Bay execs to participate in Habitat's CEO Build, Kickoff Event at The Cordova Inn
Source: The St. Pete Catalyst

February 24, 2022

For the hotel, we want to be able to bring families to St. Pete and not be priced out, said Thomas Del Zoppo, partner at the New Hotel Collection Group, who manages the Cordova Inn. Read More on The St. Pete Catalyst

Strong brew: Brothers bring disruptive, creative mindset to coffee startup
Source: The Business Observer

February 24, 2022

In 2021, thanks to a private-label deal with The Scott, the bar at the Cordova Inn in downtown St. Pete, as well as sales at its retail and roasting location in the city's Grand Central District, Hogg Batch Coffee brought in $50,000 in gross revenue. Read More on The Business Observer

Historic Hotel Tripling in Size
Source: Business Observer

Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

A little more than a year after buying and refurbishing one of the oldest hotels in downtown St. Petersburg, the owners of The Cordova Inn are preparing to nearly triple the size of their historic property. Read More on Business Observer

New Hotel Collection completes $27.5 million financing structure with Western Alliance Bank

January 10, 2022

New Hotel Collection (NHC) today announced the completion of two major rounds of refinancing with Western Alliance Bank that will help facilitate future growth. "This refinancing marks an important step in New Hotel Collection's evolution, giving us a platform for continued growth," said Tommy Del Zoppo, Founder & Chief Investment Officer for New Hotel Collection. Read More on

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Toys for Tots Charitable Event a Huge Success!
Source: LinkedIn

December 6, 2021

We were blown away by the outpouring of generosity at our Toys for Tots networking social this week. Together we overflowed the boxes and surrounded the tree. A huge thank you to all who donated and helped kick off this toy collection to put smiles on kids' faces this holiday season! Read More on LinkedIn

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New Hotel Collection Hosts Holiday Event to Benefit Toys for Tots
Source: the downloadable press release.

December 2, 2021

Kick off the holiday season with a festive networking holiday event benefiting Toys for Tots Pinellas. The night will include small bites, door prizes and an opportunity for community members and businesses to connect. New Hotel Collection, owners of the historic Cordova Inn and three other properties in Florida and Tennessee, have partnered with Toys for Tots Pinellas, whose efforts provide toys for kids who would otherwise go without during the holidays. The hotel company will also host toy collection bins at each of their properties this holiday season. Read More on the downloadable press release.

Developers plan grand expansion for historic Cordova Inn
Source: St. Pete Catalyst

September 28, 2021

The historic Cordova Inn boutique hotel, the oldest hotel in St. Pete, is expected to undergo a massive expansion that will bring additional rooms, a new restaurant, a rooftop bar and more to the downtown property. Read More on St. Pete Catalyst

Major expansion planned for downtown St. Pete's historic Cordova Inn
Source: St. Pete Rising

September 27, 2021

The Cordova Inn, a historic boutique hotel in downtown St. Pete, is set for a major expansion that will grow the hotel from 32 to 94 rooms while adding a restaurant and a rooftop bar and pool to the property, according to plans recently filed with the city. Read More on St. Pete Rising

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Calling all ghouls, ghosts and creatures of the night! Join us if you dare for this frightful affair!

September 16, 2021

101 Sky Lounge presents our first annual Hallow's Gala. A frightful night filled with delicious food, refreshing spirits and dancing. Included with your ticket are a special event tee, heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer. Read More on

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Cordova Inn launches new seasonal market in downtown St. Pete
Source: I Love The Burg

September 15, 2021

The Cordova Inn is hosting its first local seasonal market this September 18 from 9am-1pm. St. Petersburg market vendors will come together in the lobby of the historic hotel, offering visitors and shoppers a chance to explore their variety of seasonal and signature products. Read More on I Love The Burg

Have a drink and step back in time
Source: Business Observer

June 17, 2021

The Scott, a new bar in downtown St. Petersburg, is now open. While it joins a long, and growing, list of drinking establishments in the bustling neighborhood, this one is a tad bit different. The Scott is inside the Cordova Inn, the recently purchased and refashioned hotel on Second Avenue North. The hotel was called the Hotel Scott when it first opened in 1921 and changed its name two years later. Read More on Business Observer

Culture Continues Fueling Ascension Of St. Petersburg, Florida
Source: Forbes

June 9, 2021

To fully appreciate the "after," one must understand the "before." Tom James grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He took over the financial services company (Raymond James) his father founded decades "before" the city’s ascendance. That ascendance would be furthered in 2018 by the opening of his James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art. "I always said they rolled up the streets at 6 PM," James recalled to Anyone who lived in St. Pete "before" shares similar stories of downtown emptying out after the 9-to-5ers went home, a lack of restaurants and hotels, nothing to see, nothing to do, nowhere to go and a general torpor blanketing the area. Read More on Forbes

The Scott, a new cocktail bar, opens inside a 100-year-old hotel in downtown St. Pete
Source: I Love The Burg

June 10, 2021

A new craft coffee and classic cocktail bar is opening soon in downtown St. Petersburg inside the Cordova Inn. Built in 1921, the Cordova Inn offers the unique charm of a historic boutique bed and breakfast. Read More on I Love The Burg

Pandemic didn't slow Super Bowl business for hoteliers
Source: St. Pete Catalyst

February 11, 2021

Even amid a global pandemic, the allure of Tom Brady and the history-making Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing on home turf in Super Bowl LV proved irresistible for tourists — and local hoteliers, even across the bay in Pinellas County, reaped the rewards. Tommy Del Zoppo, whose company New Hotel Collection owns Harbourside Resort in Indian Rocks Beach, Beachside Resort in Indian Shores and the Cordova Inn in downtown St. Petersburg, told the Catalyst he was extremely pleased with occupancy rates during Super Bowl week. Read More on St. Pete Catalyst

New owner updates historic Cordova Inn in downtown St. Pete
Source: St. Pete Catalyst

March 5, 2021

A 100-year-old hotel in downtown St. Petersburg is getting a refreshed look that’s reminiscent of the hotel’s beginnings. New Hotel Collection Cordova Inn, at 253 2nd Ave. N., has an updated lobby with a Roaring ’20s décor. The 32 rooms are getting a makeover and will have the same theme. Walls throughout the hotel will feature photos showcasing St. Petersburg’s history. Part of the lobby has been converted into The Scott, to honor Francis Scott, the original owner of the property and the first name for the hotel when it opened in 1921. The Scott is offering classic cocktails and locally roasted coffee in a partnership with HoggBatch Coffee of St. Petersburg. HoggBatch will create an everyday coffee blend for The Scott, and the bar will also offer some of HoggBatch’s specialty brews. Read More on St. Pete Catalyst

St. Pete's newest boutique hotel bar, The Scott, to offer coffee and cocktails
Source: St. Pete Rising

March 12, 2021

Escape into the world of old Hollywood during the roaring 1920’s with a unique celebration of historic St. Pete at The Scott, a new downtown destination featuring expertly crafted drinks and locally roasted coffee, located in The Cordova Inn at 253 2nd Avenue North. Set to open in April 2021, The Scott will be on spotlight in the recently upgraded lobby of The Cordova, which sits only a few blocks from the new St. Pete Pier, The Mall at Sundial, and is next door to the soon-to-open American craft beer tap house, Hops 2.0. Read More on St. Pete Rising

Hotel bar The Scott opens next month inside St. Pete's boutique Cordova Inn
Source: Creative Loafing

March 18, 2021

The lobby inside St. Petersburg’s boutique Cordova Inn gets another upgrade when The Scott opens with crafted drinks and roasted coffees next month. The Scott—a coffee bar by day and cocktail bar by night—will be in the Cordova lobby. The bar’s website states that it “keeps it simple and stylish with an outstanding menu of bourbons, whiskeys, cocktails and coffee.” Read More on Creative Loafing

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Despite pandemic slowdowns, hoteliers buy historic St. Pete inn and have no plans to slow down
Source: Business Observer

April 29, 2021

Tommy Del Zoppo sits on the long porch of the Cordova Inn in downtown St. Petersburg drinking a Pellegrino water and watching the street. The weekend crowds are gone on this quiet, lazy, rainy Monday afternoon. Del Zoppo, a former Wall Street banker just in from coaching his son’s high school tennis team, is anything but quiet. He’s not the type of guy to sit idly by watching the world go round. He’s talking, fast and enthusiastically, about this hotel his company bought and his vision of incorporating its past to build a destination for those coming from out of town and those who live nearby. Read More on Business Observer

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NHC Donates funds to help Peachtree City's Heart of Passion foundation
Source: LinkedIn

October 9, 2020

New Hotel Collection is proud to announce our latest partnership with Heart of Passion in Peachtree City, Georgia. Heart of Passion supports teens with cancer by organizing special events where they can meet, socialize, and make new friends with other teens who are healthy and can provide some fun and a sense of normalcy to their lives.
NHC's donation of $500 will help fund some of these get-togethers, which include girls' makeover sessions, trips to Six Flags, dinners at favorite restaurants and sports outings. As you can see, the benefits of these get-togethers are invaluable --- not only for the teens with cancer, but also the teen volunteers who come to cheer them up, and in return, learn a lot about leadership and compassion. It's a win-win for all involved! Read More on LinkedIn

St. Pete named one of the top American cities to visit in 2020 by Conde Nast

October 6, 2020

The Reader’s Choice Awards have been revealed for Conde Nast’s top American Cities to Visit — and St. Pete came in at number 10. St. Pete’s emergence as a key travel destination over the last 10 years has so much to do with out blossoming arts and small business scenes in the Sunshine City. St. Pete’s stunning waterfront parks system, and the brand new St. Pete Pier offer resplendent escape (and you’re almost always guaranteed to spot a dolphin from Vinoy Park). The Sunshine City also offers quick access to some of the best beaches in America. Read More on

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New Hotel Collection Donates $500 to Sevierville Boy Scouts Troop
Source: LinkedIn

September 13, 2020

Today, the New Hotel Collection donated $500 to Tennessee's Boy Scout Troop 119 to help fund their scholarship program. NHC's Zachary Long, Guest Services Manager at our Central Hotel in Sevierville, TN and a former Scout from Troop 119, celebrated with a few happy scouts and Troop Leader Rick Long. NHC is proud to support Troop 119 and hope this donation will help more Scouts afford to go on camping trips and be able to attend Summer Camp next year. Summer camp is very important for a Scout to attend because for many, it is the first time they’ve been away from home and family. Camp helps them mature and learn to be “on their own”. Read More on LinkedIn

NHC-Sponsored Josh Gentry wins the Engler Stock Nationals
Source: LinkedIn

August 16, 2020

Joshua, a 13-year-old Micro Sprint Driver from Collinsville, OK, has been racing for 6 years and is a member of the D1 Family at Driven Performance Midwest. He has made his mark early in his career with over 25 A-Feature events. In 2015, he was named Jr Sprint Rookie of the Year at Port City Raceway and finished in the top 10 points for the season. This past year, Joshua won 3rd place overall in the Lucas Oil Now600 National Series.
New Hotel Collection is proud to sponsor Joshua and he once again dominated Port City Raceway. This time, he picked up the Engler Stock Nationals win! Congratulations Joshua!!! Read More on LinkedIn

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NHC Harbourside Wins TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice
Source: TripAdvisor

August 5, 2020

Congratulations to our Harbourside Resort for being a Travelers’ Choice Winner! This means that Harbourside Resort is in the top 10% of hotels worldwide! Come check us out and find out why we have received consistently great reviews from the people that matter the most - our guests! Read More on TripAdvisor

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NHC Staff donates to Safe Paws Rescue
Source: LinkedIn

June, 2020

Yesterday a few of our staff members donated equipment and their services to a local organization Safe Paws Rescue, a small private, volunteer-only pet rescue operation in Tampa Bay, Florida. Safe Paws' mission is to rescue, help, rehabilitate and re-home needy pets in the Tampa Bay area. Read More on LinkedIn