-- St. Regis Hotels and Resorts will open its first Florida
property, the St. Regis Resort, Fort Lauderdale, here in early
The new 24-story
beachfront hotel was designed by the Miami-based architectural firm
Arquitectonica, which is best known for designing the Regent South
Beach hotel in nearby Miami Beach as well as the United Nations
Peacekeepers Memorial to the Fallen, the Westin New York at Times
Square and the Bronx Museum, all in New York.
features a terraced look -- with its upper floors receding away
from the oceanfront -- and a 29,000-square-foot sundeck over the
lower floors of the hotel.
The new five-star
resort, located at 1 North Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, will offer
166 guest rooms, including eight suites, all with views of the
Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
guest rooms and the lobby were designed by Hirsch Bedner
Associates, the designer of the interiors of the Ritz-Carlton New
Orleans, the Mandarin Oriental Miami and the St. Regis Grand in
The St. Regis,
Fort Lauderdale will feature an 8,500-square-foot Remede Spa with
10 treatment rooms for men and women, along with a couples
The spa will
offer exotic therapies, massage, aromatherapy, facial and body
treatments, a fitness center, saunas and steam rooms, Jacuzzis and
whirlpools and a full-service salon.
8,400-square-foot Grand Ballroom is positioned on the oceanfront.
There are also 24,000 square feet of meeting space on the fourth
floor of the hotel.
On the oceanfront
is a 120-seat restaurant called Cafe Lespinasse, which was designed
to emulate the Lespinasse in St. Regis flagship New York hotel.
Food will also be served at the lobby bar and the poolside cafe and
bar, and in-room dining will be available around the
For group sales,
call (954) 465-2300 or visit www.stregis.com/ftlauderdale.
reporter David Cogswell, send e-mail to [email protected].