FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. - Officials of Prime Hospitality Group and Shaner Hotels, an award winning, international hotel owner, operator and developer, announced the grand opening of the 137-room Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown in Fla. Shaner will operate the hotel on behalf of ownership, Prime Hospitality Group.
“The stunning new hotel was designed to appeal specifically to Ft. Lauderdale visitors looking for a truly unique experiential stay,” said Larry Abbo, president, Prime Hospitality Group. “The hotel anchors the newly opened Quantum Lifestyle Center, which provides two 15-story apartment buildings, a state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor entertainment lounge and the one of the only rooftop pools in the area not to require a day pass.”
“This marks our 14th project with Prime Hospitality Group, and we continue to seek similar best-in-class partners to help achieve our own growth objectives as we continuously expand our portfolio of well-branded hotels,” said Plato Ghinos, president, Shaner Hotels.
Located at 721 North Federal Highway, the nine-story hotel is within walking distance of the Art District’s MASS District and FATVillage, as well as multiple fine dining options. Just three miles from the beach, the hotel also provides 2,300 square feet of flexible meeting space for up to 160 people, 24/7 fitness center and Crate, a lobby market. Guests are invited to dine at the Quantum Kitchen, an all-day cafe with Starbucks specialties. Guestrooms feature in-room 65” flat screen TVS, microwaves and refrigerators, as well as oversized workspaces and complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity.
The hotel is situated in the Flagler Village portion of Quantum Lifestyle Center. Home to multiple, new luxury rental buildings and several residential condominiums and townhouses, residents and visitors are within minutes of the beach, the Fort Lauderdale International airport and I-95. Pocket parks and urban gardens are “sprouting” throughout the neighborhood. Flagler Village also is home to the All Aboard Florida’s high-speed Brightline train station, providing a faster way to travel to and from Miami, West Palm Beach and Orlando.
“With the light at the end of the tunnel coming into clearer focus for the hospitality industry, brand new hotels such as this will be better positioned to take advantage of what we predict will be a strong travel recovery,” Ghinos noted. “The hotel targets those who want to see and be seen in one of the trendiest zip codes in Florida. From its unique design to its stellar location in an up-and-coming, new community, all spell good things for the present and future of the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown.”