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Hilton Fort Lauderdale gives way to runway

The 388-room property expected to be torn down in April

March 20, 2014 04:30PM

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The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport hotel

The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport hotel

The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport hotel will soon make way for a new south runway at the airport.

The 388-room property, which is located at 1870 Griffin Road near Interstate 95, will close permanently March 31 and will be demolished soon after, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The loss of the hotel comes as a blow to Broward County’s dwindling hotel inventory. The county had 33,294 available hotel and motel units in 2012, versus 34,976 in 2011, according to data from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. [Sun-Sentinel] Christopher Cameron

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