Lodging industry innovator WaterWalk opened the doors of its newest property under the brand’s Gen 2.0 model, WaterWalk Jacksonville, on October 2. Located at 8895 Perimeter Park Blvd. in Jacksonville, the property blends the best of an upscale extended-stay hotel and home with fully furnished ‘STAY’ units and ready-to-furnish ‘LIVE’ units.
WaterWalk Jacksonville is nestled in the Deerwood neighborhood southeast of downtown, surrounded by restaurants, shops, attractions and public parks. Nearby shopping at St. John’s Town Center and endless day activities at Jacksonville Beach and Downtown Jacksonville are just short drives from the property. Additionally, WaterWalk Jacksonville is conveniently located near the University of North Florida campus and Jacksonville Naval Air Station. The property boasts 126 rooms – 76 fully furnished ‘STAY’ units and 50 ready-to-furnish ‘LIVE’ units that range in size from studios to two-bedroom spaces both with and without balconies.
Whether guests are looking to ‘STAY’ or ‘LIVE’ at WaterWalk Jacksonville, each accommodation style features a modern, fully equipped kitchen with full-size appliances including a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, along with a pantry and kitchen island. Additionally, each unit features an industry-first of a full-size washer and dryer, as well as a spacious bathroom that includes a vanity with ample storage space and a walk-in shower.
Serving as an extension of guests’ living spaces, the common areas of the property include ‘The Living Room’ in the lobby, featuring a bean-to-cup espresso station, a lending library with a wide variety of books for guests to borrow and return, workstations with a printer, comfortable seating areas, oversized wall-mounted board games, and a TV. The property also boasts a modern fitness center, complete with weight racks, cardio machines and two Peloton bikes, as well as an outdoor pool and spacious back patio with lounging furniture, firepits, lawn games and a grilling area. In addition, guests enjoy a 24/7 concierge service, complimentary WiFi, all-inclusive utilities and more.
WaterWalk’s robust pipeline consists of numerous Gen 2.0 properties under development, which will result in a portfolio that doubles in size by the end of 2024. WaterWalk Jacksonville marks the brand’s fifth opening this year and will be followed by another opening in Huntsville, Alabama this winter.
8895 Perimeter Park Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
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