Starwood Hotels & Resorts grows in South Florida

Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HOT), The Wurzak Hotel Group and DoveHill said they have announced the development of a 323-room dual-branded hotel under Starwood´s recently launched Tribute Portfolio and eco-wise Element brands.

Construction on the 24-story project will begin this fall, with an opening scheduled for Spring 2017. The hotel will boast the city´s only rooftop bar and 12,000 square feet of premium ground-floor retail space at the intersection of US1 and 3rd Street.

The hotels will be located in Fort Lauderdale´s downtown market, in the middle of the expanding Flagler Village district and the Fort Lauderdale central business district.

The new Element in downtown Fort Lauderdale will feature light-filled studios with a fluid design of modular furniture, fully equipped kitchens, and spa-inspired bathrooms. Guests will be able to stay on the move with Element´s complimentary Bikes to Borrow and enjoy the brand´s signature complimentary RISE breakfast and RELAX evening reception.

The Wurzak Hotel Group 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.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,200 properties in 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties.