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Fort Lauderdale’s Convention Center Expands

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center's expansion will include more event space and a new headquarters hotel

By Linden M. Bayliss

East side rendering of Fort Lauderdale’s expanded convention center
East side rendering of Fort Lauderdale’s expanded convention center || Courtesy of Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center

Elected officials and community leaders from the hospitality industry throughout Florida’s Broward County gathered at the end of last year at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center for an event celebrating a $1 billion expansion and headquarters hotel project. The upgraded convention center—to be completed in late 2025—will feature an expanded 1.2 million square feet of space. Other changes include an extension of the main exhibit hall to total 350,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, a new 65,000-square-foot ballroom fronting the Intracoastal Waterway, an 800-room connected hotel operated by Omni Hotels & Resorts, innovative dining concepts, versatile pre-function space, updated decor, and a waterfront plaza with multiple event spaces. The convention center is also LEED Gold-certified.

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