A 9-story hotel – Homewood Suites by Hilton – is planned for the southwest corner of North Federal Highway and NE Sixth Street in Pompano Beach.
The approximately 1-acre project site lies just east of the U.S. Post Office at 1950 NE Sixth Street, and south of the recently constructed Morea Apartments. The site is currently occupied by a Citgo gas station and a vacant single-tenant professional building that for many years was a Quest Diagnostics medical lab. The two existing structures would be demolished.
A site plan application for the proposed 163-room hotel is currently going through the City’s review process.
The project is being developed by MHG Hotels, headquartered in Indianapolis. MHG Hotels, helmed by its founder Sanjay Patel, is one of the country’s largest privately-owned property development and hospitality companies. Its franchise affiliations include Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide and Choice Hotels International.
Homewood Suites by Hilton, managed by Hilton Worldwide, is a chain consisting of more than 500 all-suite residential-style hotels.
The proposed Homewood Suites by Hilton in Pompano Beach was designed by Fort Lauderdale-based Adache Group Architects.
According to the site plan, the ground-floor main lobby would be located on the east side of the hotel, fronting Federal Highway, and would include breakfast and coffee areas. The ground floor would also include a patio lounge, accessible from the main lobby and surrounded by new landscaping along Federal Highway. Several meeting rooms and hotel offices with floor-to-ceiling glazing would front NE Sixth Street.
The developer is seeking approval from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to remove three existing driveways on the west side of Federal Highway along the frontage of the site, and to add a right-in only driveway on the west side of Federal Highway approximately 30 feet north of the south property line.
The vehicular entry from Federal Highway would provide an interior drop-off to the main lobby, as well as access to a three-level parking garage above the ground floor. The three parking levels would each contain 11 “liner” hotel rooms on the Federal Highway side. An additional five floors with 130 hotel rooms would sit above the parking garage.
The southwest portion of the hotel’s fifth level would have an open-air amenity deck with no floors above it. The 11,000-square-foot deck would include a swimming pool, lounge seating, an outdoor kitchen with a trellis, an activity lawn and a fire feature with seating. A fitness center would be adjacent to the amenity deck.
The hotel rooms would be a mix of 68 efficiency suites (379 to 629 square feet), 69 double queen studios (570 to 607 square feet), 18 king studios (454 to 596 square feet) and eight king one-bedroom units (687 square feet).
The hotel would have a total of 185 parking spaces. A decorative perforated metal screen with horizontal LED lighting strips would camouflage the parking garage’s north façade (visible from NE 6th Street) and south façade (visible from Federal Highway).
A drive aisle would be provided along the west side of the hotel building to allow vehicles to enter and exit the site from NE 6th Street.
A double sidewalk with a landscaped five-foot-wide median would run along the front of the hotel, adjacent to Federal Highway. The sidewalk includes a pedestrian entrance into the hotel’s main lobby.
The project site consists of property located at 505 N. Federal Highway and 599 N. Federal Highway. MHG Hotels is under contract to purchase the property from MacMillan Real Estate LLC, based in Doral.
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