Starwood Hotels is scheduled to open its Parisian brand, Le Méridien, in Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, Fla., in 2017. The development is in partnership with owner and real estate developer Charles S. Cohen.
Located near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Everglades Cruise Port, the hotel will have access to several beaches, downtown Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach.
Following its $30-million renovation and conversion, the hotel will have a transformed glass curtain wall façade and upgrades to the porte-cochere, as well as large-scale artwork in high-impact areas. Le Méridien Fort Lauderdale Airport will have 245 guestrooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views, as well as two redesigned restaurants – one with a mid-century modern, open kitchen concept – and the Latitude Bar.
The hotel will also introduce Le Méridien Hub, which will reinterpret the traditional hotel lobby into a social gathering place.
Le Méridien Fort Lauderdale Airport will also have an expanded fitness center, a renovated outdoor pool and 20,000 square feet of meeting space.
The hotel transformation is being carried out by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates and Daniels Brothers, in addition to Dash Design for interior design, Nievera Williams Design for landscape design, and Tex Lighting for lighting design.
Le Méridien Fort Lauderdale Airport will be part of Cohen’s Design Centre of the Americas campus, a 40-acre, three-building Class A design and office center in Dania Beach.