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Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, along with national real estate developer Charles S. Cohen announced the opening of Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport. Taking cues from the brand’s midcentury design aesthetic, the top-to-bottom conversion of the property brings to life Le Méridien’s distinctive French heritage and the allure of the French Riviera to South Florida. The 12-story, 245-room hotel was designed by David Ashen of dash design.

References to the sky and sea can be found throughout, with design details such as a grand oculus in the lobby that frames the sky to pay homage the glamorous era of air travel. The guestrooms are minimal and modern in design with touches of blue and gray to reflect the destination. Custom headboards with mappings of the city are inlaid into the wood veneer, and local photography captured by Elizabeth Gill Lui that celebrates Fort Lauderdale’s diverse architecture and environment.

“The design we created supported the tenets of Le Méridien brand as well as the lifestyle that is emblematic for South Florida, both for its residents and visitors,” Ashen says. “Every detail was thought out: form, function, as well as beauty. The concept sets a standard that we are proud to have contributed.”

Photo: Courtesy of Marriott International


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