Central Florida City Approves Elyksian Hotel -- Waterfront Lodging Designed for Elite Athletes

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The Clermont, Florida City Council approved a 50-room, boutique hotel that is being designed to attract elite athletes that frequent the city known as the "Choice of Champions." The proposed four-star hotel will be in the center of a coast-to-coast trail running from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

Proposed Elyksian Hotel in Clermont, Florida

“With the large number of athletes that frequent Clermont from all over the world, there is no full-service, overnight accommodations that cater to the needs of recreational and professional athletes,” Brana said. “The Elyksian will fill that need.

The Elyksian Hotel, a four-star, boutique hotel planned for Clermont’s popular downtown-waterfront district, won approval from the Clermont City Council Tuesday night. The project is being developed by Roman Brana and a team of investors. Brana said he appreciated the council’s support and has already received lots of interest in the 50-suite hotel that will overlook Lake Minneola and the South Lake Trails.

“This hotel was built by athletes for athletes,” said Brana, who owns Epic Cycles World, a state-of-the-art, multi-sport destination next door to the hotel site. Epic Cycles World, at 528 Eighth St., includes high-end bicycles and cycling accessories, a recovery lounge for athletes, the Energy Lab Café and other amenities. The megastore and new hotel will be located at the center of the Coast-to-Coast Connector trail, a 250-mile, paved trail for pedestrians and cyclists between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

The Elyksian, a nod to “Elysian,” a Greek word referring to a paradise for heroes, will include much needed event space, 50 luxury suites and amenities to match its 4-star rating, including valet parking and a rooftop lounge. The project, estimated to cost $10 million to $15 million, needed Council approval for its 75-foot height and parking plan.

Brana said the hotel will help boost tourism and the economy in Clermont’s historic, downtown-waterfront business district; and several residents and business owners told the Council they agreed. Brana hopes to capitalize on the reported quarter of a million athletes and visitors that descend on Clermont annually. Clermont, known as the Choice of Champions®, is recognized internationally as a training destination for Olympians and other elite athletes.

“With the large number of athletes that frequent Clermont from all over the world, there is no full-service, overnight accommodations that cater to the needs of recreational and professional athletes,” Brana said. “The Elyksian will fill that need.”

Brana said the Elyksian also will benefit local residents seeking a serene getaway, fine dining, trendy night life or special-event venue. Other downtown business owners said they welcome the idea of a boutique hotel, which they believe will attract high-end customers who can walk to their stores and restaurants.

The Elyksian is scheduled to break ground in 2021. More details at http://www.elyksian.com.

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