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Grand Opening of Comfort Inn and Suites: A Joyous Occasion for the Simone Family.

Grand Opening of Comfort Inn and Suites: A Joyous Occasion for the Simone Family.

by | Jul 17, 2023

The Simone family extends its legacy of hospitality to the newest addition to U.S. 19, Comfort Inn and Suites, which had its grand opening on June 29. Celebrating in the joyous atmosphere with guests, the hotel is well-situated near Keiser University and downtown New Port Richey, bringing quality accommodations to those traveling in the area. The history of the Simones’ hospitality traces back to the 1970s when Eric’s grandfather Augustino Menna purchased hotels along U.S. 19 and in Pinellas and Pasco Counties, laying a successful foundation for today’s many comfortable lodgings.

Eric Simone and his family delighted in the joyous atmosphere of the grand opening of Comfort Inn and Suites on U.S. 19 on June 29. Guests danced, nibbled and were comfortable despite the heat. Located adjacent to Keiser University and near downtown New Port Richey, the hotel is a convenient and modern option for travelers in the area. The Simone family’s history of providing quality accommodations dates back to the 1970s, when Eric’s grandfather Augustino Menna purchased hotels in the area.

The Arcadia Motel was the first of these, purchased after a road trip from Canada to Disney World in Florida. Augustino Menna’s legacy of hospitality has been passed down to Eric Simone and his family, who proudly continue to provide quality lodging in the Tampa Bay area.

Countless hotels have been built along U.S. 19 and in Pinellas and Pasco counties that owe their success to the Menna family’s hard work and dedication.

Founded by Paul Simone, the business has since developed into a multi-faceted venture, now known as Simone Development. Anita Menna Simone serves as VP of operations, sales and revenue strategy, while Eric Simone is VP of real estate and development, and his wife Krista is VP of human resources and operations. As a third-generation member of the family business, Eric is proud to take the company to new heights and create something unique and remarkable. With an unwavering dedication and passion, he believes that anything is possible with the right amount of hard work.

Currently, Simone Development is developing the site formerly occupied by the Magnuson Hotel on the corner of Marine Parkway and U.S. 19 in New Port Richey. Comfort Inn and Suites is situated nearby, at 6206 U.S. 19, next to Keiser University. Those interested in rates, reservations, or more information can call 727-261-9700.

The opening of the Comfort Inn and Suites in New Port Richey is a testament to the dedication that Augustino Menna’s family have been displaying for decades. Receiving rave reviews from guests, the hotel is sure to be the latest success among a long list of accomplishments by the Menna clan. Thanks to team of hardworking members who proudly carry on the hospitality legacy set by Augustino Menna, travelers in the area now have a modern and convenient lodging option to choose from.

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