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Urgo Hotels to Open the 219-room Fort Lauderdale Marriott
Pompano Beach Oceanfront in Florida

Currently Under Development with a July 2013 Opening Planned

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – (February 28, 2012)
– Urgo Hotels is proud to announce the opening of Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Oceanfront on July 1, 2013 - a boutique-style oceanfront resort nestled within the charming city of Pompano Beach. It is the first hotel to break ground in the area since Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach Oceanfront, formerly Ocean Sands Resort & Spa, which was built on North Ocean Drive in 2002.

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Oceanfront will feature 219 luxury guest rooms, each with private balconies and views of the Atlantic; and will boast more than 8,000-square-feet of meeting and function space, including a 4,000-square-foot oceanfront ballroom. The well-appointed resort will be home to multiple pools and a 3,000-square-foot rooftop terrace for special events. Also to be revealed upon the resort’s opening is an upscale seafood-driven restaurant, McCoy’s Oceanfront, with an indoor/outdoor bar and seating overlooking the private beach.

Conveniently located between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm international airports and area cruise terminals, the hotel is strategically positioned for business and leisure travel with easy proximity to the nightlife, shopping dining and casinos of Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm.

Urgo Hotels, a major operator, developer and owner of upscale hotels, offers a unique hotel experience that embraces the simplicity and luxury of oceanfront Florida living. “Pompano Beach is ripe for a boutique-style beachfront hotel with upscale amenities and services,” said Principal and Chief Investment Officer for Urgo Hotels, Kevin Urgo.  “There is very little in the way of oceanfront product in this market, so we feel certain that it will help drive vacation travelers to the area.”

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Oceanfront represents what Lamar Fisher, mayor of Pompano Beach calls “the game changer the City was waiting for.” He continues by noting that, “The City of Pompano Beach can now compete on a national level for major tourism events and conferences, and at the same time offer this magnificent resort property to our residents and their visiting families and friends. We are thrilled to be working with the Urgo Hotels team in bringing tourists to our City.”

ABOUT FORT LAUDERDALE MARRIOTT POMPANO BEACH OCEANFRONT
Opening July 1, 2013, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Oceanfront will be home to 219 guestrooms, seven meeting and event spaces spanning more than 8,000-square-feet, a 3,000-square-foot rooftop terrace and an upscale seafood-driven food and beverage concept, McCoy’s Oceanfront. Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Oceanfront is centrally located between Fort Lauderdale and Deerfield Beach, a short distance to South Florida airports and cruise posts.  Fort Lauderdale Marriot Pompano Beach Oceanfront will be located at 1200 North Ocean Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33062, but its offices are currently located at 235 East Atlantic Boulevard Suite 406 Pompano Beach, FL 33062 until mid-summer. For more information please visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/fllpm-fortlauderdale-marriott-pompano-beach-oceanfront/ or call 954.782.0100.

ABOUT URGO HOTELS
For more than 40 years Urgo Hotels has led the way in designing, planning, repositioning, developing and managing hotels throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean and is widely regarded as experts in all phases of the hospitality industry.  Offering a comprehensive range of hospitality services and its affiliates have achieved outstanding operating results for hotel properties under their management including hotels affiliated with Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Radisson and Choice.  Urgo Hotels currently owns and/or operates 32 hotels, aggregating more than 4,000 rooms in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.  For more information about Urgo Hotels please visit www.urgohotels.com.


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