Fort Lauderdale Enhancing Hotels, Airport

Fort Lauderdale Enhancing Hotels and Airports

Two new meetings hotels, renovations at many existing properties and extensive airport upgrades are in the works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The new $147 million, 349-room Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will open in the summer and feature seven restaurants/bars, and 30,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. Also, the 290-room beachfront Conrad Fort Lauderdale Resort (formerly a Trump property), which is slated to open this year, is undergoing more than $34 million in upgrades including a Conrad Spa, swimming pool and an oceanfront restaurant. It will provide 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Among the significant renovations, a $5 million revamp of the Pelican Grand Beach Resort is underway, adding a penthouse with an oceanview terrace, a full-service spa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and an oceanview ballroom.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport also is in the midst of an upgrade, which will include a new runway, new restaurants and concourse, renovated terminals and a skywalk designed by a local artist.