News Release

February 18, 2020


JA Hospitality LLC, (JAH) the developer of a new boutique hotel in downtown Winter Garden has selected The Collage Companies as Construction Manager for the new 3-story, 45,000 sq. ft. boutique hotel located in historic downtown Winter Garden, at 8 North Highland. The parcel is located directly across from Winter Garden City Hall on Plant Street. Collage has started pre-construction services and construction will begin by mid-2020.


The first floor of the new 60-room hotel will feature an as-yet unnamed culinary partner for the 5,000 sq. ft full-service restaurant, 1,000 sq. ft. of retail space and 3,000 sq. ft of meeting and event space. The second floor will contain guest rooms, common spaces and an open pool and pool deck. The third floor will contain additional guest rooms. JAH expects to reveal plans for use of the rooftop in early spring.

The City of Winter Garden is working on revitalization of parking in the downtown area, to keep pace with the area’s growing popularity and population. The hotel will offer valet parking and utilize reserved spots in a city-owned garage.


Rob Maphis is Vice President of Operations and COO at The Collage Companies, and says of the significance of the project, “Collage is thrilled to be part of the team for this hotel, one that will complement all of the exciting developments in Winter Garden’s historic district.”


JAH’s Peter Watzka, a former Marriott executive, said of the project, “We want to create a unique hotel that offers visitors a taste of old-Florida and gives locals a new hot spot to gather at. The hotel is designed in historic alignment with the character of the area – but with all the modern benefits.”

  About Collage

The Collage Companies is an established integrated services firm with expertise in Design Build, Construction Management and General Contracting  Collage has served Florida and the southeast since 1982 from their headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida – and has over $100M worth of construction projects planned for completion by 3Q 2020. Collage pursues community–centric projects with an emphasis on green building in the hospitality, religious, transportation, education, government and parks and sports sectors. The Collage Companies was honored as one of the 2018 Florida Companies to Watch as announced by GrowFL.