Daytona Beach's iconic Streamline Hotel gets $6M restoration upgrade

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The iconic Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach is getting a $6 million restoration upgrade.

The owner tells News 6 that they're keeping the same nostalgic feel with a modern twist.

"In 1947, Bill France Sr. along with promoters and drivers were on the rooftop of this hotel and that's where they formed NASCAR," said Eddie Hennessy, owner of Streamline Hotel.

Hennessy said he's now bringing the Streamline Hotel back to life after having its share of problems.

"It's been through some good times and some bad times," said Hennessy.

The owner said they've been renovating the boutique hotel for the last 18 months.

"Basically from guts to glory. We're doing everything from the plumbing to the electric and all modern amenities, he said."

Hennessy said there will be a restaurant and lounge on the first floor of the 47 room hotel, that will play never seen before films of NASCAR races. There will also be a rooftop lounge that will be equipped with a bar, outdoor/indoor seating and a 360 degree view of Daytona Beach.

"I think it's the beginning of a new era in Daytona and we're really pushing forward to get this town at a 100 percent," said Hennessy.

Hennessy believes that by restoring the iconic hotel, it'll boost the local economy and image of the city.  A completion date hasn't been set yet, because he'd rather open perfect than open on time.

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