Keep Brevard Beautiful Recognizes Melbourne All Suites Inn with We Noticed Award
Keep Brevard Beautiful’s (KBB) South Action Team presented the "We Noticed" Beautification Award to the newly renovated hotel Melbourne All Suites Inn on April 11. This unique hotel took a rundown property and transformed the business inside and out. 235 rooms were converted into 99 two-room master suites and 41 junior suites. The floral elements were manicured around the complex and given new life with additional palms, butterfly-attracting flowers like milkweed, and Florida-friendly plants. To add a sustainable element, hanging floral baskets are located under each air conditioning unit’s condensation pipe so water is not wasted. Since reopening the hotel in June last year, the business is currently ranked #3 on TripAdvisor for best valued hotels in Melbourne and recently received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Attending the "We Noticed" presentation were Justin Ford, hotel owner; KBB Executive Board members; KBB staff; South Action Team members; Melbourne Chamber of Commerce representatives; Brevard County representatives; Pax Property employees; and JJ’s Bar and Grille employees. Pictured (from left): Carrie MacMillan; Glenda Morales; Brandon Distiler; Samantha Welms; Rick Stinson; Andrea Ward; Don Walker; Justin Ford; Jennifer Thompson; Angel Bucio; Carol Robitschek; Vicky Croft; Mike Reed; Brigid Carr; City of Melbourne Environmental Programs Coordinator Michelle Smith; Meg Richey; City of Melbourne ECO Division Manager Jennifer Wilster; and Sherry Godman.
The South Action Team recognizes property- and business-owners throughout the southern part of Brevard County year-round for their efforts to beautify the area and environmentally improve their landscaping. The program has been in operation since the 1990’s and has recognized dozens of properties throughout the County.