What's New in Greater Fort Lauderdale

New on the Hotel Scene 

The Dalmar, part of the Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International’s newest collection brand, opened in December 2018. The luxury lifestyle hotel features 209 rooms including 44 suites. The 25-story hotel offers an elevated arrival experience on the sixth floor along with a lobby bar, expansive pool deck, fitness room and modern American cuisine at The Terrace Grill. It also includes 9,000 square feet of meeting and ballroom space, a ground-floor coffee shop and a high-rise rooftop bar Sparrow, offering stunning 360-degree views of downtown and craft cocktails. Accompanying The Dalmar on floors seven through 12 is Element by Westin, an extended stay offering of 114 rooms including 28 suites and a third floor check-in experience.

The Dalmar Fort Lauderdale

Costa Hollywood Beach Resort is a chic oceanfront hotel featuring 307 suites from studios to three-bedroom suites. The resort opened in October 2018 and features a 25,000-square-foot rooftop pool deck offering sweeping Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views, a poolside bar and bites and a preferred location just steps from the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk.

Costa Hollywood Beach Resort

Hotel Morrison, a 143-room select service boutique hotel in Dania Beach opened October 2018. The hotel offers upscale accommodations with environmentally friendly products and 1,500 square feet of meeting space, including a pre-function area that flows into the pool deck. Amenities include a 24-hour shuttle to and from the airport, cruise port, beaches, casino, shopping and restaurants.  

Hotel Morrison

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott features 108 rooms and is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The hotel opened in June 2018 offering an outdoor swimming pool on its fourth floor, a fitness center, valet laundry service, and indoor parking garage. It also contains 1,037 square feet of meeting space for events with up to 75 people.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Designed with a contemporary flair and inspired by Downtown Hollywood’s burgeoning arts scene, CIRC Hotel, a 111-room modern, boutique hotel designed with a contemporary flair and inspired by Downtown Hollywood’s burgeoning arts scene, opened on Young Circle in May 2018. The 12-story building features Olivia Restaurant & Bar by Piero Filpi, The Muse Rooftop Bar & Lounge, and 3,000 sq. ft. of meeting space on the 11th floor. CIRC Hotel is located in the heart of vibrant Downtown Hollywood, within walking distance of numerous restaurants, bars, cafés and boutiques.

Circ Hotel

The eight-story, 150-room TRYP by Wyndham Maritime Hotel opened its doors in May 2018 and caters to business and leisure travelers as well as boaters. The hotel sports a European/Mediterranean nautical style décor and features a Spanish Tapas Bar. Located on Marina Mile, the hotel has access to the 168-slip Marina Bay Resort, one of the few marinas in the Southeast coast of Florida that can accommodate mega yachts and offer charter boat rentals and waterfront dining. The hotel offers 3,400 square feet of event space and shuttle service to the airport and cruise port.

Tryp by Wyndham Maritime Hotel

Home2 Suites by Hilton Miramar Fort Lauderdale offers studio suites and one-bedroom suites featuring kitchens, onsite laundry facilities, fitness center, outdoor pool and lounge area with fire pit, patio with grills and a business center.

Home2 Suites by Hilton

A $21 million, 142-room Wyndham Garden Hotel in Dania Beach offers casual dining, flexible meeting space and an inviting lobby and lounge.

WYNDHAM GARDEN FORT LAUDERDALE AIRPORT & CRUISE PORT

 

Hotel Refresh

The B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale has undergone an extensive renovation including a new front desk, meeting space, guestrooms, and the famous Wreck Bar, a favorite to locals and travelers since the 1950s. Renovations to all guestrooms and to the lobby provide a more natural flow into the hotel and showcase a grand staircase up to the first floor, with access to a new B Active Fitness Center and signature B Indulged Spa Suite.

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

The reimagined and nautically designed Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort – A DoubleTree by Hilton is an iconic centerpiece of Fort Lauderdale beach. Situated on 40 acres and nestled between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, the property consists of 296 guest rooms, 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a 250-slip marina. In 2018, Bahia Mar renovated 115 guestrooms and common areas in the Marina Building and opened a new fitness center overlooking the ocean.

Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Pelican Grand Beach Resort completed a $7 million rooms renovation in December 2018. The transformation includes the complete redesign of 145 guestrooms and 16 suites, as well as the creation of eight new luxury suites, honoring the existing property’s old Floridian charm while blending sleek, fresh concepts and boho-inspired elements to provide a quaint and tranquil vacation experience.

Pelican Beach Resort

 

On the Horizon 

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood is currently undergoing a $1.5 billion property-wide expansion. Upon completion, the property will be home to an iconic guitar-shaped hotel tower, increasing the total number of rooms to more than 1,200. The casino will nearly double in size to include more than 3,000 slot machines and nearly 200 table games, plus a new 45-table poker room. Additional amenities include a newly rebuilt 6,500-seat Hard Rock Live entertainment venue, exciting new restaurants, bars and lounges, 120,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, as well as a 42,000-square-foot spa. The hotel will open on October 2019.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina, a South Florida icon for more than 50 years, is going through a total reimagination of the destination. Upon completion the hotel will have 345 guest rooms & suites, multi-level pool experience with family and adult areas, lobby lounge, Pier Top lounge, spa, fitness center, kids club, marina promenade and residential offerings. Construction is expected to begin late 2019 and will take approximately two years. The hotel is officially closed, but the marina, Pelican Landing, and Grille 66 remain open, welcoming guests and boaters. Expected opening 2022.

Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina

The historic Escape Hotel is being transformed into the Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences Fort Lauderdale, with 96 rooms and 129 condo residences, and will feature luxury amenities, sleek furnishings, rooftop sky deck, fitness center, spa and pool. Opening October 2019.

Gale Boutique Hotel

The Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport (formerly Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port Hotel) is undergoing a $30 million renovation and conversion and will feature 245 contemporary guest rooms, 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art flexible meeting space and two redesigned restaurants. Anticipated to open December 2019.

The 229,000 square-foot, 12-story Fort Lauderdale Beach Curio Collection by Hilton is projected to open in June 2020. The hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach will span 12 stories with 136 luxurious resort rooms with oversize balconies and breathtaking ocean views. Amenities will include a VIP lounge, Ocean Club, 5th floor pool and pool bar, meeting rooms, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Dual-Branded Tru by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton broke ground in Fort Lauderdale in June 2018 and is expected to open in June 2020. The more than $50 million development will merge two of Hilton’s popular brands in the Flagler Village neighborhood in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Upon completion, the property will have 112 Tru guestrooms and 106 Home2 Suites guestrooms. When it opens, the new-build hotel will be 19 stories and feature two distinctive lobbies – each of which will have its own breakfast bar, lounge, and other brand-specific amenities. The lobbies will be connected by an indoor corridor and will share the same elevator bank. The property will also offer 102 parking spaces available to guests for a nightly rate, an outdoor pool deck complimented by an outdoor bar, a fitness center, and 4,843 square feet of private event and conference space.

A new 23-story Four Seasons broke ground in April 2018. It is anticipated to open in November 2020 with 150 hotel rooms and 95 residences, two restaurants, a spa, fitness center, children’s recreation room, “Beach Butlers” and ballroom and meeting facilities.

AC Hotels by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach broke ground in March 2019 and is expected to open in November 2020. The new hotel will boast ocean views, an open kitchen for European-style breakfast and specialty culinary events, a library, an expansive resort-style pool with cabanas and dining services, and 1,000 square feet of meeting space.

AC Hotels by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Sawgrass Mills/Sunrise, a new 170-room hotel in Sunrise on property adjacent to Sawgrass Mills, is expected to open in December 2020. The eight-story hotel will include 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space, an arts-focused library, lounge with tapas-style menu and craft beers and cocktails, health and fitness center and a rooftop water feature and full-service bar.

The Hyatt Centric hotel, located on the first 15 floors of 100 Las Olas, will offer 238 guestrooms boasting city skyline views. The hotel will feature meeting spaces allowing groups to host meetings and conferences in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. A ground-level restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating, elevated resort-style private pool and world-class fitness center will be available to hotel guests. The hotel is slated to open in 2020.