PIER SIXTY-SIX HOTEL & MARINA
PIER SIXTY-SIX HISTORY
Set on 32 waterfront acres along Ft. Lauderdale's 17th Street Causeway and the Intracoastal Waterway, Pier Sixty-Six was originally established in the 1950s as a fuel dock and gas station for Phillips 66 Petroleum.
In the 1960s, the Pier Sixty-Six hotel 66-spire tower was built, forever changing Ft. Lauderdale's skyline.
Prior to temporary closure, the hotel included 384 guest rooms and suites, more than 30,000 square feet of event space, and five onsite restaurants. The property also features a world-class, 157-slip, deep water marina in the yachting capital of the world.
Pier Sixty-Six is an iconic property, and Tavistock Development is taking a thoughtful approach about to how to protect that legacy.
“When we first discovered that this special property was available, we knew there were incredible opportunities to leverage the collective experience of our teams and further establish this iconic hotel and marina as one of Ft. Lauderdale’s defining destinations. We are very excited for what the future holds with this next chapter of Pier Sixty-Six.”
James “Jim” L. Zboril, President
Tavistock Development Company
FORT LAUDERDALE'S SOCIAL HARBOR
For more than 50 years, the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina has been a beacon in Fort Lauderdale. With its iconic spire-topped tower, the property and its exceptional waterfront location has drawn celebrities, civic leaders, Fort Lauderdale society and visitors from around the world.
Tavistock Development Company is in the process of reimagining Pier Sixty-Six as Fort Lauderdale’s “social harbor.” A thoughtful destination where those seeking relaxation and refuge; engaging events and alluring amenities; and an approachable marine and resort lifestyle, all come together.
Creating a seamless connection between land and sea, the world-class Marina and waterfront will serve as the gateway to the Pier Sixty-Six. Locals, guests and visitors will feel welcomed in this tropical haven that harbors feelings of sanctuary, discovery and connection.
Tavistock is encouraged and excited to be part of Fort Lauderdale’s future, and intends to be among those leading the charge for this next wave of smart growth and development with transparency and engagement throughout the process.
On July 10, 2018, the City of Fort Lauderdale approved our development agreement. The development agreement is a significant first step for us as we look to thoughtfully plan and develop this large-scale, 32-acre property on both sides of 17th Street Causeway; a plan which we believe, to do right, will last for the next several years. This agreement affords us the time we need to be thoughtful and smart. The agreement also unifies the properties and gives us the opportunity to plan them as one cohesive development, which will allow us to create site plans with a mix of uses that are more appropriate and thoughtful than what previous owners and approved plans allowed for. Plans include a Marina Promenade along the waterfront to enhance public access to the property and a commitment to designate one of our City’s most iconic structures, the Pier Tower, as historic once it’s restored.
On May 15, 2019, the City’s Planning & Zoning Board approved our first phase of development, which includes the northeast portion of the property, on the north side of 17th Street, where the existing hotel property sits today. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall 2019. In order to accommodate scheduled construction, the hotel temporarily closed on June 10, 2019.
Our first priority is to get our storied hotel restored and rejuvenated as quickly as possible so that it can once again become the social harbor of Fort Lauderdale. The Tower sustained significant damage from Hurricane Irma last fall, and since that time all of the 150 hotel rooms have been closed. Restoring and reopening the hotel is priority number one.
During the temporary closure, you’ll still be able to enjoy Grille 66 and Pelican Landing, as well as the entire Pier Sixty-Six Marina during the construction period. Once construction commences, we anticipate a two-year construction schedule. In addition, the access road under the bridge will remain open.
Click here for more information about the hotel redevelopment plans for Pier North.
PIER SIXTY-SIX SOUTH
In an interim proposal, Tavistock envisioned Pier Sixty-Six South as a waterfront indoor-outdoor recreational venue with an evolving weekly program that could include happy hour and brunch in addition to community programming with activities for the entire family from farmers markets to local artist displays and musical performances. The venue would also be available to reserve for private gatherings and events.
This year, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show announced the debut of an all-new Superyacht Village at Pier South. While these plans do not replace more permanent plans for activating the currently vacant Pier South property, it is a very exciting event opportunity for us to attract the very best of the best at the world’s largest in-water boat show. Beyond the Boat Show, we are continuing review options to activate Pier South temporarily while we work toward permanent plans. Tavistock wants the space to create a benefit for the community.
Click here for more information about Pier Sixty-Six South.
TAVISTOCK DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
WHO WE ARE
From state-of-the-art homes to the innovation centers of tomorrow, Tavistock Development Company looks to the future of design, technology and human experience.
Tavistock Development Company strives for excellence in everything we do. With a thoughtful, forward-looking vision and a nimble, collaborative team, we’re focused on creating long-term value in projects that inspire. As a diversified real estate firm, we specialize in planning, design, finance, construction and development, and have shaped Florida's landscape with a portfolio of groundbreaking projects.
Our real estate portfolio is highlighted by the 17-square-mile, master-planned community Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, as well as The Green at Lakewood Ranch, Sunbridge and The Grove in Windermere.
We are part of the Tavistock Group, an international private investment organization with assets in more than 200 companies in 10 countries. Entrepreneurial and progressive, we value long-term relationships and seek investment opportunities around the world, which benefit from our capital, experience, flexibility and broad base of resources.
You can learn more about Tavistock Group and its portfolio by visiting the website.
A commitment to collaboration, innovation and experience anchors our vision for excellence.
Tavistock Development Company is made of up a collaborative team that encourages curiosity, creativity and an ownership mentality. Our culture and values starts with our Design Thinking, creating a workplace united in delivering exceptional experiences and maximizing returns.
We created our Design Thinking process to foster innovation and collaboration by balancing success across innovation, functionality, aesthetics and financial return.
Our approach balances creativity, thoughtful design and purposeful aesthetics with an experienced vision to ensure each new project will impact lives and communities for generations to come.
You can learn more about Tavistock Development Company and find a more comprehensive review of our projects by visiting our website.