Located in Fort Lauderdale, the project adds more than 525,000 square feet of meeting space to the existing Broward County Convention Center. The expanded convention center features over 1.2 million square feet of event space, including 350,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space, a new 65,000-square-foot waterfront ballroom, the latest in technology, new dining concepts, enhanced water taxi access, and an iconic waterfront plaza with public access. In addition, Balfour Beatty built a new 36,000-square-foot central energy plant to support the new expanded 1.2 million-square-foot convention center.
The new 29-story Omni Hotel will feature 800 rooms, 73,000 square feet of meeting and ballroom space, multiple restaurant options including a rooftop bar, an 11,000-square-foot, full-service spa and fitness center, and over 30,000 square feet of pool decks. The hotel will be prominently positioned along the destination’s famed Intracoastal Waterway with a scenic view of the Atlantic Ocean. The upgraded convention center and hotel are designed to achieve LEED® Certified Gold criteria.