The Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is getting closer to securing a headquarters hotel, something the convention center has been missing since 1989. On November 1, a panel of 10, including eight county commissioners, selected Hilton Hotels Corp. over Marriott International Inc. to build a 1,000-room hotel adjacent to the convention center in a six to four vote. Hilton’s plans call for the property to be built near the 17th Street bridge, overlooking the ...

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