W Hotels has opened its 30th property worldwide, W Fort Lauderdale and The Residences at W Fort Lauderdale. W Fort Lauderdale brings “Oceanfront Wow” to the shores of South Florida, perfectly positioned directly on Fort Lauderdale with two towers soaring 23-stories above the Atlantic waters. With interior design envisioned by Clodagh Design, W Fort Lauderdale provides a modern, fully integrated lifestyle experience, including Whiskey Blue, a stylish bar and lounge from famed nightlife entrepreneurs Rande and Scott Gerber; Stephen Starr’s Steak 954, a modern interpretation of the traditional steakhouse; and Bliss® spa, New York’s hottest spa.
W Fort Lauderdale’s landmark exterior, designed to resemble a sailboat, was inspired by the city’s boating culture. A main feature of the hotel is a breathtaking oceanfront pool deck with a glass-enclosed stairway allowing guests and residents to walk from the signature W living room through the pool’s inviting waters and onto the pool deck.
Guests in the living room can watch swimmers above through slivers in the ceiling, adding to W Fort Lauderdale’s fun and flirty atmosphere. W Fort Lauderdale features 517 stylish guestrooms and residences, including 16 suites, 38 one-bedroom flats, 102 two-bedroom flats, one WOW suite and the signature Extreme WOW Suite all offering dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean or downtown Fort Lauderdale.