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Design Hotel Debuts in Fort Lauderdale Capturing the Culture & Style of Boating Life

Tryp Maritime hotel in Fort Lauderdale Offers Authentic Accommodations for Design Tourists

When a hotel captures the essence of the local culture and community through fixtures, furnishings, materials, art, amenities, and experiences, I call it a Design Hotel— authentic accommodations with a sense of place.  

The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime
The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime

Wyndham recently opened the Tryp Maritime hotel in Fort Lauderdale catering to the city’s boating community. Fort Lauderdale, a south Florida city known as “the Venice of the United States” because of all its canals, hosts a sophisticated genre of traveler seeking stylish accommodations and luxury and/or sporting boating experiences.   

The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime
The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime

Tryp Maritime hotel fills a niche, a void, I should say, by incorporating the community’s identity into the design of the hotel while going green. Edenburg Hospitality designed the 150-room hotel and manufactured many of its furnishings. CEO Ignacio Edenburg, an interior and furniture designer and manufacturer, has captured the character of Fort Lauderdale and tells its story through color, material, art, furniture and fixtures.   

The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime
The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime

It’s the perfect place to stay for Design Tourists, those intrepid travelers looking to ignite their inner muses by exploring the world’s creative cities, cultures, and creators. Design travel is a growing trend in the hospitality industry catering to travelers seeking authentic accommodations. It’s also inspiring designers to convey a community’s identity through the  hotel’s decor. What excites me most about this new design hotel is its eco-friendly furnishings that leave a minimal carbon footprint. This is a big driver in design— this push for a net positive future by designing and making products that give back more than they take from the earth.

The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime
The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime

“Hotel owners and developers are increasingly looking at creative designs to help differentiate their hotels from their competitors,” says Edenburg, who designed and manufactured many of the furniture pieces and fixtures in the company’s factory in Spain using green technology.

“Hotels are choosing to go green to attract guests who are more environmentally aware.  Today, many travelers expect hotels to be eco-friendly and sustainable. TRYP at Wyndham Maritime is a great example of how to meet those preferences.”

The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime
The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime

Edenburg Hospitality’s self-sustained manufacturing plant has all of the EU green certifications and operates with clean recycling and combustion of the industrial remains. The company uses formaldehyde-free wood panels and glue and works with natural veneers and lacquers. The factory provides an environmentally friendly process of varnishing, liquid effluents minimization, and purification in an air-conditioned and acoustically isolated work environment.

The hotel’s design elements nod to the city’s top-notch marine industry and boating and yachting communities.  

The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime
The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime

Exotic fish tanks and wave-like blue sofas adorn the hotel lobby while fixtures and artwork embrace Fort Lauderdale’s maritime identity.  Underwater photographs by noted marine ecologist and photographer Richard Murphy hang in every guestroom. Other design elements include circular light sconces resembling portholes on a ship and the ceiling above the tapas bar simulates ripples of water.

The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime
The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime

The TRYP by Wyndham Maritime, located at 2161 Maritime Boulevard, anchors the 168-slip Marina Bay Resort, one of the few marinas in the Southeast coast of Florida that can accommodate mega yachts and offer charter boat rentals and waterfront dining. Hotel amenities include an outdoor spa, mini basketball court, a sports movie theatre, business conference rooms and a business center, the Zen Tea garden and koi pond, a European-style tapas bar and coming soon, a rooftop flight deck bar with sweeping views of the airport runway, downtown Fort Lauderdale’s skyline, cruise ships and marina view.

A minority business owner who has worked with more than 300 hotels around the world, Ignacio Edenburg helps each become eco-friendly by manufacturing furniture with almost no carbon footprint and has an impressive roster of design hotels including recent projects, the Hyatt Regency in Seattle and MGM National Harbor.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist (www.TheDesignTourist.com) that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: https://thedesigntourist.com/the-magazine/ Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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