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Stantec-designed AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Sawgrass Mills/Sunrise completed in Sunrise, Florida

The 174-room hotel is the first on-site hotel for Sawgrass Mills mall and the first new hotel to be built in Sunrise in 15 years


Leading global design firm Stantec announced the completion of the eight-story,174-room AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Sawgrass Mills/Sunrise in Sunrise, Florida. The new hotel is located on the grounds of the popular Sawgrass Mills mall, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States. Developed by Norwich Partners, Stantec served as the project’s architect and structural mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineer of record, working in partnership with interior design firm Group One Partners.

“Sawgrass Mills is undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation. The new AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Sawgrass Mills/Sunrise, which is the first AC brand in Broward County, fits perfectly with the mall’s new modern feel that will appeal to local and international visitors alike,” said Jennifer Llop-Noy, associate and project manager in Stantec’s Miami office. “We’re proud to have worked with Norwich Partners to bring this new hotel to the community.”

Featuring a sleek and modern design, the hotel’s façade has alternating textured panels alongside the windows. The hotel lobby includes an AC Lounge featuring a communal space with a full bar serving local beers and hand-crafted cocktails and an outside terrace that makes the most of South Florida’s warm weather. Manicured landscaped areas define the walkways around the building and lead guests to the mall’s high-end Colonnade Outlets and nearby restaurants. 

The hotel also offers a rooftop deck with bar, lounge, cascading water fountain, and 24-hour fitness center. Other hotel amenities include an art gallery featuring the works of local artists, a digital library, the AC Kitchen restaurant and 1,675 square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.  

AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Sawgrass Mills/Sunrise is located at 1870 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise, FL 33323.

Stantec is ranked among the top 10 architecture firms by Architectural Record. The firm has designed numerous prominent projects throughout Florida, including Solitair Brickell; YotelPAD Miami; Luma at Miami Worldcenter; Yard 8 in Midtown Miami; 17 West in Miami Beach; Avalon Doral; and Wynwood Square.

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. This allows us to assess what's needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what's never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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