The Collector

The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens

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The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Client: Old Island Hotels, Inc.
Inc. Charlestowne Hotels

Project Scope: Public Participation
Master Planning
Landscape Architecture

Project Size: 0.96 acres

Award: 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award: Best New Hotel (#7) in America – USA Today
11 0f the Best Historic Hotels in America – ELLE Décor

Project Description & Challenge

For over 2 years, Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc. . guided this restoration of 9 historic homes in downtown St. Augustine. This 32-room inn is a compelling example of adaptive reuse, and both the homes and gardens have been fully restored to honor the legacy of Kenneth Dow, the esoteric collector who first purchased the historic homes and art pieces found throughout. ML+H developed the overall master plan and complete landscape architectural and public participation elements.


This is a place that tells its centuries-old story through art, history, architecture, and gardens. The Collector rewrites the story of America’s oldest city with modern amenities in a sensory immersion that captivates and enthralls.

Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc. | 34 Cordova Street, Suite A, St. Augustine, Florida 32084 | 904.825.6747