Client Ocean Properties

Zota Beach Resort

Longboat Key, Florida

Located in Longboat Key near Sarasota Florida, Zota Beach Resort will be transformed to become a one-of-a-kind independent destination resort.

The design team is seeking to give families an indulgent escape with a relaxed atmosphere - a place where guests can unwind that invokes a sense of adventure and can restore ones soul.

The design draws inspiration from the natural island surroundings. Azure blues and deep sea tones in the lobby and guestrooms reflect the waters and ripples in the sands.

Details that echo the rich history of the island are scattered throughout the property for guests to discover. Inspiration was drawn from the opulent lifestyles and art collection of the Ringling Brothers as well as from the Calusa Indians and their longboats - from which the island was named. Each detail was selected for its bold character and capacity to offer a range of unique and unexpected experiences.

At a glance

85 new guest rooms

Renovation to public spaces


Calm, natural feel

New guest rooms

Unique renovations


Interior design of new public areas, guestroom tower and renovation of guestrooms