The Hiatus Clearwater Beach opens on Florida’s West Coast

LBA Hospitality and 3H Group have opened The Hiatus Clearwater Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton. This 88-room boutique-style hotel is the first Curio property to join the LBA portfolio and expands the strategic partnership between LBA Hospitality and owner/developer 3H Group.

“Clearwater Beach is well known as an award-winning, must-visit destination,” said Beau Benton, president, 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.”

Hiren Desai, 3H Group founder/CEO, added, “In January 2022, when LBA took over management of the 3H portfolio of hotels, I thought I would take a little break. 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., offers a modern coastal bungalow vibe. Many of the guestrooms and suites have balconies overlooking Clearwater Beach. The seventh-floor rooftop restaurant and reception area offer views of the Gulf and beach.

The hotel’s exterior features a 10-story, hand-painted mural by local artist Derek Donnelly of Saint Paint Arts which celebrates Mother Nature and pays homage to Kali, the Hindu goddess.

Amenities at The Hiatus include a rooftop pool, two dining and three bar outlets and a fitness center.