About Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a city on Florida’s southeastern coast, known for its beaches and boating canals. The Strip is a promenade running along oceanside highway A1A. It’s lined with upscale outdoor restaurants, bars, boutiques and luxury hotels. Other attractions include the International Swimming Hall of Fame, with pools and a museum of memorabilia, and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, featuring trails and a lagoon.

Taxes

  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax?
    12%; 6% State and 6% Occupancy
  • How much is the F&B tax? 6%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 24%

Airport

  • How many miles from the airport to downtown? 3
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available? N/A
  • How much does the public transportation cost? N/A
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown? $14.00
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown? $25.00
  • How many daily flights out of airport?
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  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier? Southwest Airlines
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    Southwest, American, United, Delta, Jet Blue

Hotels

  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night?
    1,500
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? 700
  • How many headquarter hotel properties1
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property? 400

Convention Center

  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center? 600,000
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous? 200,000
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Convention center? 600,000
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have? 29
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 31,639
  • How many ballrooms does the convention center have2
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 31,639
  • When was the last renovation or expansion? 2007
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled? 2019
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center? Yes
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? Yes
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider?Yes
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? No
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? Yes
  • Is the convention center a union property? No

Off Site Venues

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