The new nine-storey 137-room Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown hotel has opened in Florida, US.

The new hotel will be operated by international hotel owner, operator and developer Shaner Hotels.

Shaner Hotels president Plato Ghinos said: “This marks our 14th project with Prime Hospitality Group, and we continue to seek similar best-in-class partners to help achieve our own growth objectives as we continuously expand our portfolio of well-branded hotels.

“From its unique design to its stellar location in an up-and-coming, new community, all spell good things for the present and future of the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown.”

Located at 721 North Federal Highway, the hotel features 2,300ft2 of flexible meeting space for up to 160 people, round-the-clock fitness centre, a lobby market called Crate, Quantum Kitchen, and an all-day café.

All guestrooms feature in-room TVs, microwaves and refrigerators, oversized workspaces as well as complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity.

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown is part of a mixed-use development dubbed as Quantum at Flagler Village.

Prime Hospitality Group president Larry Abbo said: “The stunning new hotel was designed to appeal specifically to Ft. Lauderdale visitors looking for a truly unique experiential stay.

“The hotel anchors the newly opened Quantum Lifestyle Center, which provides two 15-story apartment buildings, a state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor entertainment lounge and one of the only rooftop pools in the area not to require a day pass.”