Fort Lauderdale gets a new boutique hotel

Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

Ikona Hotel in Fort LauderdaleFort Lauderdale’s former Shell Motel that was located in Bayshore Drive has undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation to become the Ikona Hotel housing 24 rooms.


After renovation, the three-storey hotel now has glamorized interiors, and belongs to the Gzella Collection that is actually a chain of boutique hotels in the neighborhood. The hotel is now enriched with modern features that include an indoor and outdoor event space, courtyard garden, private pool, modern furnishings that are custom-made, cotton sheets and Nespresso coffee-makers.


The sister hotels of the Ikona Hotel comprise the Fortuna Hotel that has 35 rooms and is located on the N. Birch Road that is the very first property of Gzella Collection as well as the Mirra Hotel that is located at 3016 Bayshore Drive in Fort Lauderdale. Mirra Hotel is scheduled to open in the third quarter of the year 2017.


Miroslaw Gzella, a Polish investor and entrepreneur owns the Gzella collection. It is operated by Pawel Plata, a family member and co-founder.


Pawel Plata said that the modern adventurous travellers are eager for exploring adventures and experiences at various kinds of properties that offer personalized services rather than spending time at larger hotel chains that might lack such services.



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