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DowntownFTL's Hotel Growth

February 14, 2023

The Big Idea:

Downtown Fort Lauderdale's transformation into an in-demand destination for visitors has put the city on the map for investment by leading hotel operators. Just five years ago, DowntownFTL only had 500 hotel rooms. Today, DowntownFTL has more than 1,500 hotel rooms.

By The Numbers:

  • DowntownFTL is home to 10 hotels and over 1,500 total hotel rooms.

  • 70% of DowntownFTL hotels have been built since 2018 with over 1,100 rooms added over the past 5 years.

  • 2,000 DowntownFTL rooms are built or planned, five times the number available in 2001.

  • 36% of all Broward hotel rooms built since 2018 are in DowntownFTL.

Why This Matters:

Guests are rapidly filling downtown hotels, benefiting from a wide selection of new options to choose from. As DowntownFTL continues to attract new visitors searching for an elegant and upscale downtown experience, new luxury hotels like The Whitfield are being planned to meet this growing demand.


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