Since acquiring the water front property in 2016, Tavistock has been focused reimagining the existing Pier Sixty-Six hotel property and its iconic Pier Tower.

In October, Tavistock began what’s known as a design review process with the City of Fort Lauderdale to review our plans for the portion of the property north of 17th Street. This is an extensive review with each of the City’s departments and divisions that each provide input regarding the development’s impact to their respective discipline. The process can take a while and will involve updates to our initial plans. As always, we’ll make sure to keep you updated as things change.

Our application details our vision to reinvigorate the property making it a retreat for locals and visitors that embodies the South Florida lifestyle and returns Pier Sixty-Six to its status as Fort Lauderdale’s Social Harbor.

Below, we’ll detail each of the renderings and review what’s changing and being added to the property



The hotel’s Pier Tower, which was badly damaged in 2017’s Hurricane Irma and has not re-opened, will be repaired and restored giving new life to this local icon. The Pier Top will also re-open as a lounge. The hotel’s grand entrance has been redrawn to provide a long entranceway that wraps around our storied banyan tree and will provide amazing views. There will also be a new 10-story hotel building added just north of the Tower replacing the current hotel rooms that exist in the lower lanai buildings that encircle the property. In addition to the new hotel building, Pier Sixty-Six plans to expand and enhance the current programming to include a new signature restaurant overlooking the water, an expanded fitness center, additional event and ballroom spaces including a rooftop lawn, and two-tier pool deck with separate adult-only and family-friendly pools.



In addition to the hotel renovation, the proposed new plan includes brand new residential offerings including four low-rise waterfront villa buildings, two 11-story condominium buildings, and 12 single-family homes. The new condominium buildings will replace the existing surface parking lot. In the base of those buildings, there are planned spaces for restaurants, shops, and offices that will create a new Marina Promenade that runs along the waterway


Four low-rise residential villa buildings will go up on the northern portion of the property along the Mercedes River


Pier Sixty-Six Marina, Pelican Landing, Grille 66 & Bar, and the hotel’s marina-front Panorama Ballroom are not included within this proposed plan and will remain. Pelican Landing plans to begin renovations next year to expand the waterfront restaurant, but will remain open throughout the expansion.

For more information about the DRC Site Plan Level III Application with the City of Fort Lauderdale, please see below: