Allegiant Travel Co. announced that the unveiling of Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor in Lake Suzy, Fla. will be pushed back until later in the fourth quarter of this year but declined to give a date. According to a note to investors, the company “has encountered unavoidable delays attributable to the lasting effects of Hurricane Ian.”
The opening of the Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor has been delayed again.
Club + Resort Business last reported finish line was finally spotted for the troubled project in June. The last of six cranes on the Lake Suzy, Fla. site was scheduled to be removed July 10.
C+RB first reported on the project in September 2019, with an expected open date in 2021.
Sunseeker broke ground in March 2019, and construction paused in March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic began before resuming in August 2021. Hurricane Ian hit Sept. 28, 2022, setting the project back another six months.
In a one-paragraph note to investors Aug. 17, Allegiant Travel Co. announced it was pushing back October’s scheduled opening until later in the fourth quarter of this year—but declined to give a date, Business Observer reported. According to the note, the company “has encountered unavoidable delays attributable to the lasting effects of Hurricane Ian.”
“Because of that delay, the project has encountered seasonal weather issues in recent weeks, as well as ongoing, limited availability of construction personnel.”
The company says the delay will not affect the budget, which has already skyrocketed $185 million to $695 million, and that “it is putting the finishing touches” on the project, Business Observer reported.
“The company,” the note says, “will publicly announce an opening date once the date is finalized.”
The Sunseeker Resort, when complete, will have 785 rooms, 20 restaurants and bars, two pools, a spa and salon, a 117,000-sq.-ft. “ground-level experience,” adults-only rooftop retreat, 60,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a harbor walk and an 18-hole golf course, Business Observer reported.