Construction is now underway an an 800-room Omni hotel attached to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
The new hotel will rise 29 stories. It will include a spa and meeting space, attached to the convention center.
Broward is issuing $369 million in bonds to pay for the project, plus also contributing $280 million from general funds.
The Associated Press recently reported that the general fund contribution actually may have included $140 million in rerouted Covid relief funds from the federal government.
Work appears to be already underway at the site, a photo shows.