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South Beach's Gale boutique hotel brand launches in Ft. Lauderdale
Gale Fort Lauderdale will occupy a group of buildings that formerly housed the Escape Hotel, which was designed in 1949 by Theo A. Meyer and Lester Avery. A top-to-bottom renovation of the property will make way for 96 hotel rooms and suites sporting stylish interiors, sleek furnishings and premium amenities, incorporating design elements from Gale South Beach (http://galehotel.com/
A new 12-story building next-door to the hotel will be home to 128 residences including 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units and townhomes offering views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracostal and downtown Fort Lauderdale. Additional space set aside for street-level retail will serve as an amenity for residents, hotel guests and the surrounding neighborhood. Units are now available for reservation and priced from $385,000, with Newgard Realty (http://www.newgardrealty.com/
“Fort Lauderdale Beach is a hidden gem along the Florida coast and we’ve identified one of the neighborhood’
Residents of Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences will enjoy a roof-top sky deck, private lobby, fully-equipped fitness center and spa, concierge service, 24-hour valet parking and multiple resort-style pools. Owners will also enjoy full member privileges at the Gale Hotel – everything from room service to pool access – and at Menin Hospitality’
“Gale Fort Lauderdale’s aesthetic and ambiance will echo the sexy, sophisticated persona we’ve introduced at Gale South Beach while paying homage to Fort Lauderdale Beach’s history as a resort town,” explains Menin Hospitality Principal Keith Menin. “We’re going to strike a balance, positioning Gale Fort Lauderdale as a lifestyle destination for people from around the world and a welcomed amenity for our condo owners and locals from around the corner.”
“Having been active on Fort Lauderdale Beach for nearly 30 years, we couldn't be more excited to partner with Harvey and Keith on this project,” adds Dev Motwani, President of Merrimac Ventures, who grew up just blocks from the development site. "My parents were instrumental in helping transform the area into an upscale, family-oriented destination. Bringing Harvey’s vision for the project and the Gale brand to the area is another important step in that direction.”
Individual condos will range in size from 780 square feet to nearly 2,000 square feet. All units will be delivered fully-finished, with gourmet kitchens, designer fixtures and cabinetry, spa-style bathrooms, customized flooring and walls and spacious walk-in closets. Each residence will come equipped with floor-to-ceiling, impact-resistant glass doors and ample balcony space.
Development of Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences will be led by Newgard Development Group, a Miami firm specializing in large-scale residential and commercial projects. Its most recent developments include BrickellHouse (http://brickellhouse.com/
The project’s hospitality components will be managed by Menin Hospitality, which owns and operates hotel, restaurant and nightlife properties in Miami and Chicago. Existing Menin Hospitality ventures include Gale South Beach, Sanctuary South Beach (http://sanctuarysobe.com/)
More information about Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences is available online at www.GaleFLL.com. For sales information, please visit the sales center at 2434 East Las Olas Boulevard, or contact Newgard Realty at (305) 371-9996.
About Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences
Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences is Fort Lauderdale Beach’s newest luxury condominium and travel destination. Situated at 2900 Riomar Street between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, the Gale is home to 96 hotel rooms and suites and 128 residential units. The project marks a partnership between Newgard Development Group, Menin Hospitality and Merrimac Ventures. Condo sales are underway, with the property slated for completion in late 2016. Learn more at www.GaleFLL.com.
Schwartz Media Strategies