PANAMA CITY BEACH — After changing hands last year, Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach is undergoing a major facelift.

The resort is now receiving a “top to bottom” makeover of its 200 room hotel, spa and conference center. While the main hotel rooms are now closed for renovation, the spa, conference center, golf course and 130 golf villas remain open for business.

According to Bay County property records, the parcel at 4114 Jan Cooley Drive was purchased by CAI Investments Series 15 for $14 million last spring.

The hotel is now being managed by Fairfax, Va. company Crescent Hotels & Resorts, and officials also announced new management for the golf club earlier this week.

KemperSports, an Illinois-based golf course management company, was chosen to take over operations of the resort’s two championship golf courses, which will remain fully operational during the renovation process.

“While the Resort is currently undergoing an extensive renovation, we felt that this was the opportune time to partner with a top management company for the long-term health of our two treasured golf courses,” said owner representative Chris Beavor.

Kemper Sports manages hundreds of properties, which include golf courses, recreational facilities and lodging and conference centers, across the U.S.


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