Concord Hospitality Enterprises will open a new hotel under the Marriott Autograph Collection brand at the former City Hall site in West Palm Beach, Fla. The 200-room hotel is the cornerstone of a mixed-use project that has received concept plan approval from the city of West Palm Beach. It is slated to begin construction in 2017.
In addition to the Autograph Collection Hotel, the 3-acre redevelopment project will include 27,000 square feet of retail space; up to 7,000 square feet of restaurant and outdoor dining space; 255 multifamily units; and a public park. The site overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway and Palm Beach, with views of the Atlantic Ocean. It is located in an urban area one block north of Clematis Street, adjacent to Class “A” office space and apartments, county governmental and court complexes, restaurants and other retailers.
“While we have developed many hotels during the past 30 years, it is a special privilege to team with friends and respected colleagues from Marriott and Navarro Lowrey to bring the Autograph Collection vision to life in West Palm Beach,” said Mark Laport, co-founder, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality. “Concord is especially proud to play a role in a robust project that will no doubt have a huge impact on the entire area.”
The Marriott Autograph Collection is an upscale boutique hotel brand. Each hotel is hand picked for being connected to its surroundings, with an ultimate goal of becoming part of the local community.
“To have an Autograph Collection Hotel in West Palm Beach is very exciting,” said Frank Navarro of Navarro Lowery, the local master development team on the project. “This new hotel enriches our shared vision with Concord, to create irresistible places within vibrant communities, and we believe it will be very successful in downtown West Palm Beach.”