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Fort Lauderdale’s W Hotel Completes First Phase of Its $55 Million Renovation

As the summer months approach and the sun gets hotter, there’s only one thing on many minds in Broward County: a vacation.

If you’re looking to unwind without the hassle of traveling far, consider a “staycation” at the W Fort Lauderdale. The hotel recently completed the first phase of a $55 million renovation, updating every corner of the property.

All 517 guest rooms, suites, residential suites, the grand porte cochère, rooftop pool and meeting spaces were updated to meet the hotel’s new vision.

In conjunction with the W Brand’s global design team, award-winning interior designer Meyer Davis Studio spearheaded the project. Influenced by the hotel’s ocean surroundings, the guestrooms and suites received new flooring, furniture, light fixtures and contemporary accents in palettes of ocean blues and rose gold.

Other updates include a new entranceway with bright glimpses of the pool’s reflection along the walls, blue and white hues throughout the fourth floor and new floating welcome desks for guest check-ins.

The rooftop pool offers new lounge chairs, umbrellas, daybeds and a full-service bar. For the first time ever, the pool at W Fort Lauderdale is open to locals thanks to its new day pass program, available Mondays through Thursdays for $25 a pass.

Hungry guests can now visit SUSHI Bar on the fourth floor, featuring a menu created by Shuji Hiyakawa, protégé of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.

The second, and final, phase of the renovation will be completed in the fall, which will include a ballroom and an oceanfront restaurant by Stephen Starr.

To experience the modernized feel of the W Fort Lauderdale, make reservations here.

Photos courtesy of W Fort Lauderdale