PHILADELPHIA, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wurzak Hotel Group is pleased to announce that it is under contract to build a premium 300 room dual-branded hotel in a prime downtown Fort Lauderdale location. Construction on the 24 story development will begin in the late summer of 2015 with an opening scheduled for early 2017. The Property will also feature over 17,000 square feet of high quality retail space, a stylish lounge and restaurant as well as structured parking.
The two hotels will add 300 rooms to the heart of Fort Lauderdale's urban core close to the famed Las Olas Boulevard shopping street, the City's business district and only 2.5 miles from the beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach. Also nearby are leading attractions including, the Galleria Mall, The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, Sawgrass Mills Outlets, the International Swimming Hall of Fame, the NSU Museum for Art, Fortune 500 companies, and the Broward Center for Performing Arts. The dual branded property will offer more than 7,500 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and will be managed by the Wurzak Hotel Group.
The high rise Hotel has been designed by a prominent Miami architect and will feature a cosmopolitan resort "sky lobby" on the 8th floor with a lively upscale bar and indoor/outdoor pool lounge surrounded by cabanas and tropical landscaping. The hotel will serve both leisure and business travelers and will be the first dual branded hotel in Fort Lauderdale.
"We are thrilled to be developing this fantastic hotel and retail project at this premier location in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale is rapidly expanding and we feel this area is ripe for new development. The Hotel will be a great addition to the downtown skyline and will be a tremendous shopping and leisure destination for locals and guests," said Jake Wurzak, Principal, Wurzak Hotel Group. "We take a hands on entrepreneurial approach in the way we develop and operate our hotels and look forward to incorporating our unique design driven vision into this project which will be unlike anything in the market."
About Wurzak Hotel Group
The Wurzak Hotel Group ("WHG") is an award winning Philadelphia based owner, developer and operator of premium branded, full-service, extended stay and focus service hotels. WHG has over 35 years' experience in developing and managing hospitality assets with a core expertise in full service hotels and food and beverage outlets. The team at WHG is led by industry veteran Howard Wurzak and Jake Wurzak, and has gained notoriety for attention to operational details and a concentrated focus on customer service and an outstanding guest experience. WHG properties include the Sheraton Valley Forge, Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, Homewood Suites Philadelphia, The Westin Mount Laurel, Home2 Suites Philadelphia and other properties that are currently under construction or in development. For more information, visit www.wurzakhotels.com.
SOURCE Wurzak Hotel Group