European-style Beachwalk Resort – Hallandale
Sunsentinel, Friday May 1st. 2015
Hallandale Beach’s tourist accommodations got a major boost Friday with the opening of the new European-style Beachwalk Resort.
The $150 million, 33-story condo-hotel has been called the city’s biggest development project since the Gulfstream Village expansion in 2007.
“It is significant and perhaps significant of times in Hallandale Beach,” said Keven Klopp, the city’s director of development. “We’re glad to see resurgence in the city.”
Beachwalk is expected to help change the perception of Hallandale Beach trailing Hollywood and Aventura as a tourism destination, and also help lift the city’s ranking in tourist tax collection, Klopp said.
As the only city in Florida with two racinos — Gulfstream Park and Mardi Gras — Hallandale Beach has the potential to attract more tourism development, Mayor Joy Cooper said in an email Thursday, while vacationing overseas.
Tourism officials welcomed Beachwalk and said it will attract a multigenerational market, a growing market.
“[Beachwalk] is the first new luxury hotel in Hallandale Beach and it is a great reflection of how Broward’s hotel industry is growing,” said Nicki E. Grossman, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale tourism bureau. “This is an exciting time. … there are more than $704 million in new hotel developments already underway and many more projects on the horizon.”
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Sunsentinel May 1st., 2015