W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc., and developers Related Companies and The Related Group announced the renovation plans for W Fort Lauderdale and The Residences at W Fort Lauderdale.
The renovation project will reimagine 147 luxury condominium residences in the property’s West Tower and oversee a complete revamp of the hotel’s public spaces, amenities and guestrooms. Related Companies’ fund management platform acquired the property last year, and The Related Group and Related ISG will lead the residential sales effort.
Meyer Davis Studio will re-envision the entire W Fort Lauderdale visual experience. The project includes renovating hotel rooms, condominium hotel residences, the oceanfront pool area, the brand’s signature Living Room (the W take on the staid hotel lobby), the welcome desk, FIT (W’s fitness center), and its meeting and conference spaces.
Renovations are expected to commence in stages over the course of 2015.
W Hotels has 46 hotels and retreats, including 17 W-branded residences, in various cities around the world. It is on track to reach more than 60 hotels by 2018. W Hotels have been announced for Amsterdam, Shanghai, Tel Aviv, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Amman, Jakarta, Panama, Muscat, Suzhou, Changsha, Chengdu, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Shenyang, Marrakech and Brisbane, while upcoming W Retreats include Goa, Phuket, Hainan Island and Mexico’s Riviera Maya.