What’s new in Fort Lauderdale

What’s new in Fort Lauderdale

Visitors to WTM can find out about Greater Fort Lauderdale’s 23 miles of promenade-lined beachfronts, impressive art scene, world-class restaurants, bars and shopping – as well as the Everglades on its doorstep.

In Downtown Fort Lauderdale, the creative enclave of FATVillage is fast becoming a must-visit area.

This arts community located in Flagler Village is bursting with local artists and creative businesses, while the city of Hollywood is home to the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project (DHMP), the largest walkable mural project in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

In late 2018, a hands-on global sea life education and entertainment experience for all ages is set to open at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale.

SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale will be home to a variety of animal species from across the globe and designed as a ‘Quest of Edutainment,’ a journey through realistically-themed environments where visitors connect with select animals through various encounters.

On the hotel front, a modern, boutique properties, called CIRC Hotel, opened in Greater Fort Lauderdale in May 2018.

Designed by the renowned Gettys Group, the hotel’s thoughtful interiors and timeless style includes art installations that enhance guest stays. CIRC Hotel has 104 guest rooms and suites and is now the central heartbeat of Hollywood, offering an outstanding hotel, apartment tower, bars, restaurant, fitness amenities and retailers which cleverly juxtapose the business, art and fun aspects of the relaxed South Florida lifestyle.

Another new build is the Dalmar, which opened in October 2018. The 24-story, 323-room hotel has an elevated arrival experience on the sixth floor along with a lobby bar, expansive pool deck, and fitness room.

Meanwhile, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, is undergoing a $1.5 billion property-wide expansion. Upon completion in 2019, the property will be home to an iconic guitar-shaped hotel tower, increasing the total number of rooms to more than 1,200 as well as a spa.

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