How South Florida and midcentury California flair inspired Ft. Lauderdale's The Dalmar

The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel is set to open on August 30 as a new addition in Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio. Miami-based architecture firm SOL-ARCH and Toronto-based interior design firm DesignAgency  are both Involved in the design of the property, reportedly inspired by South Florida and a midcentury California flair.

In total, the property will have 209 guestrooms, more than 40 of which will be suites. All rooms will have keyless entry and in-room Amazon Alexa automation. In terms of aesthetics, the guestrooms will have neutral tones, leather, natural woods and marble bathrooms. Artwork inspired by Slim Aarons will also adorn the walls.

The property’s entryway will be on the sixth floor, and it will have a landscaped, wraparound sky deck with views of the ocean and downtown.

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For dining, the property will have the lobby bar, which will have custom stained glass artwork, terrazzo flooring and lounge seating. The American bistro concept the Terrace Grill will open on the ground floor with high ceilings and whitewashed walls. Clad with a curved banquette, the restaurant will also have an outdoor veranda. Sparrow will also open on the 25th floor with a midcentury modern aesthetic. Additional F&B options will include a lobby lounge and bar, as well as Rose’s Coffee Bar.

The pool deck will have cabanas with custom furnishings alongside the Sip N’ Dip pool bar.

For events, the property will have 9,000 square feet of indoor event space across the fourth and fifth floors, while 5,000 square feet of outdoor space including Sparrow and the pool deck.

Photo credit: The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

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