Brevard County

Hotel near Kennedy Space Center with rooftop views of rocket launches to open in March

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — A new hotel opening in March near the Kennedy Space Center will feature a rooftop deck with a restaurant and “Space Bar” for guests to enjoy as they watch rocket launches from Florida’s Space Coast.

The Courtyard by Marriott Titusville – Kennedy Space Center hotel is being developed by Delaware North in Titusville, the same company that operates the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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The Kennedy Space Center hotel will be located on Riverfront Center Boulevard off State Route 405 on part of the former site of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, 7.1 miles from the space center and 6.4 miles from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Officials said construction of the hotel started in the summer of 2019, but was paused for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A spokesperson for the hotel said the signature feature for the property will be a rooftop deck with a bar and restaurant called The Space Bar, offering views of the Indian River, Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center.

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“The Space Bar will offer a unique experience for local residents, visitors who work in the aerospace industry along with space enthusiasts of all ages,” said Wayne Soard, general manager of the hotel for Delaware North. “It’s going to offer once-in-a-lifetime views of rocket launches and also be a fun night out in a cool setting for corporate and association retreats, government meetings, weddings and other group events.”

The five-floor hotel will also feature a large outdoor resort-style pool with a children’s section, cabanas and a bar; a ground-floor bistro, a 700-square-foot meeting room and more.

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“The hotel is going to offer a new level of convenience and comfort to make it easier for Space Coast visitors to prolong their stays at the visitor complex and experience rocket launches,” Soard said.

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