Thursday, January 9, 2014

Hilton Worldwide Signs Management Agreement to Operate Conrad Fort Lauderdale Resort and Residences

Conrad to Welcome Global Luxury Travelers to Fort Lauderdale With First North American Resort and Fifth Conrad Hotel in the United States

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. & MCLEAN, Va. - Wednesday, January 8th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hilton Worldwide announced today that it has signed definitive agreements with CFLB Partnership LLC to open and operate a 290-room Conrad Hotels & Resorts branded residence and resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Currently undergoing a more than $34 million renovation and property enhancements, the 24-story oceanfront Conrad Fort Lauderdale has an anticipated opening in 2015.

“We are extremely pleased to be introducing the Conrad brand's uniquely intuitive service and personalized experiences to Fort Lauderdale. This exciting project reflects the brand's intent to have a world-class presence in gateway cities and the most sought-after resort destinations,” said John T. A. Vanderslice, global head, luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide. “Conrad Fort Lauderdale will represent a destination for a new generation of global luxury travelers for whom life, business and pleasure seamlessly intersect.”

Located on a prime two-acre block between Sunrise and Las Olas Boulevards at 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, the property is being elevated to the next level of luxury and will include a state-of-the-art fitness center, Conrad spa, an exclusive oceanfront dining experience, beach concierge, elevated pool deck oasis with a swimming pool, poolside restaurant and bar, and gourmet market.

Originally designed by renowned architect Michael Graves, the property is being updated with spectacular new architectural and design features by the acclaimed architectural firm Garcia Stromberg in collaboration with interior design firm Edge of Architecture. Upgrades include a magnificent porte cochere entrance with 24-hour valet service, an enhanced lobby experienced and a striking new glass-encased meeting and banquet area connecting the resort property’s two towers three stories above ground level.

Conrad Fort Lauderdale will also offers the popular mobile Conrad Concierge app, which gives global luxury travelers the ability to customize details of their hotel stay before, during and after each visit via a smartphone or tablet. Whether it's pre-selecting bath amenities or checking-in while in-transit from the airport, guests can arrange access a variety of features at any of the 23 Conrad hotels worldwide by using the app.

Residence owners will have exclusive access to a personal concierge service and units will come fully furnished with top of the line kitchen equipment, marble entry foyer and balconies with ocean views.

Prices for the 290 studio, one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom residences at Conrad Fort Lauderdale range from $450,000 to multi-million dollar penthouses.

“The Conrad brand is synonymous with modern global luxury and brings an exciting new level of exclusive, resort-style living to Fort Lauderdale Beach,” said Peggy Olin Fucci, president and CEO of One World Properties, which is handling the sales and marketing for the property. “Sophisticated buyers from around the world are learning to love the ease of traveling through the city’s international airport and the shopping, entertainment and allure of living in the yachting capital of the world.”

Conrad Fort Lauderdale will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,000 hotels worldwide.

Learn more about the beach residences at Conrad Fort Lauderdale by visiting and explore the portfolio of Conrad Hotels & Resorts or

About Conrad Hotels and Resorts

Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business and pleasure seamlessly interact – people who know that the greatest luxury is the luxury of being yourself. A global brand consisting of 23 properties across 5 continents, Conrad Hotels & Resorts offer guests personalized experiences with sophisticated, locally inspired surroundings and connections to people and places around the corner or halfway around the world. Intuitive service is delivered with the Conrad Concierge App that puts Conrad’s services and amenities at the guest’s fingertips, whether ordering room service or a wakeup call to customizing the room’s pillow options or arranging reservations at our locally inspired cuisine and spa offerings. Conrad is a global luxury brand of Hilton Worldwide with plans to add 16 more properties to the brand’s portfolio. Connect with Conrad by booking at or learn more about the brand by visiting

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 665,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonorsTM. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.comfor more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at,,, and


John Walls

Hilton Worldwide

+1 703 883 5232

Jane Grant

For Conrad Fort Lauderdale

+1 954 776 1999, x-224


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