Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Parisian-born Le Méridien brand will open in Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale. Le Méridien Fort Lauderdale Airport will debut in 2017, following a comprehensive $30 million renovation and conversion of Sheraton airport hotel.
Following its meticulous renovation and conversion, the hotel’s arrival experience will boast 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 feature 245 contemporary guestrooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views, as well as two redesigned restaurants – one with a mid-century modern, open kitchen concept – and the brand’s signature Latitude Bar. The hotel will also introduce Le Méridien Hub, which reinterprets the traditional hotel lobby into a social gathering place and builds on the brand’s award-winning arrival experience and coffee culture.
Le Méridien Fort Lauderdale Airport will also offer an expanded fitness centre, a renovated outdoor pool and 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art flexible meeting space in a prime location. The dramatic hotel transformation is being carried out by an outstanding team of design and construction specialists, including Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates and Daniels Brothers Inc., in addition to Dash Design, for interior design; Nievera Williams Design for landscape design; and Tex Lighting for lighting design.
Ideally located just minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Fort Lauderdale Everglades Cruise Port, the hotel also neighbors several beaches, downtown Fort Lauderdale, and the world-famous restaurants, night clubs and boutiques of nearby Miami Beach. Le Méridien Fort Lauderdale Airport will be part of Cohen’s distinctive Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) campus, a 40-acre, three-building Class A design and office center in Dania Beach. Guests will enjoy convenient access to Broward Center for the Performing Arts, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and BB&T Center.