The Pier Jax Beach will be closing September 22nd. Construction on a new 136 room Springhill Suites by Marriott will begin immediately. The hotel will be 56 feet tall, 21 feet taller than the current 35-foot maximum set in city codes, due to a 2010 settlement agreement. The hotel will include a 600-square-foot retail space, 123 valet parking space, and a second floor bar and pool area. The property was purchased for $6 million on July 31st.