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Boca’s first downtown hotel will rise high among the rest

Boca’s first downtown hotel will rise high among the rest

The Hyatt Place Hotel Boca Raton is on track to be the city’s first downtown hotel.

Expected to rise higher than most of Boca’s buildings, the City Council agreed unanimously on Monday that the building be allowed to rise 40 feet more than the standard building height in Boca’s downtown area, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The 12-story, 200-room hotel is the missing piece to the downtown puzzle, according to councilwoman Constance Scott. It is the third building to be approved under a special set of guidelines that allows a project to ascend 160 feet.

Council members agreed it will be the landmark at a key corner of Palmetto Park Road and Federal Highway.

The hotel plans to have a parking garage, rooftop swimming pool and an 8,000-square-foot restaurant.

“It’s something that's going to be pleasing to the eye,” Councilman Robert Weinroth told the Sun-Sentinel.

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