The Blackstone Group owns the Ft Lauderdale Grande, The Hyatt Pier 66 and the Bahia Mar in Ft Lauderdale.
They recently purchased Hilton Hotels for $20 billion in cash. That's right...CASH!
Well who would have guessed that they'd change the name of the former Marriott Marina, Ft Lauderdale Grande to the HILTON FT LAUDERDALE GRANDE YACHT CLUB effective February 1st.
Plans are in the works for a major overhaul of the Bahia Mar, formerly the Radisson and probably soon to be the Hilton Bahia Mar.
I'm sure the price of rooms will be increasing to accompany the name change, heck, it's a Hilton afterall.