Popular Fort Lauderdale beach hotel B Ocean sold

Posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 3:19pm.

The B Ocean Fort Lauderdale hotel became the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale last week.

Hospitality Properties Trust completed its conversion of the 999 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard hotel to launch Fort Lauderdale’s first Sonesta property. The company agreed to purchase the property for $65 million in March. Sonesta also operates a hotel in Coconut Grove.

Few immediate physical changes to the 240-room hotel are anticipated, according to the Miami Herald. Sonesta International Hotels Corp. plans to incorporate some minor amenities, including new pool decorations and refrigerators in guest rooms. Most of the existing staff is being retained.

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