From Humble Beginnings…
There is a lot to be gained from choosing one of the hotels near Autonation Headquarters in Miami. Before you explore the advantages of your present situation, take a moment to revel in this company’s intriguing past. Some of the greatest companies in America have the most interesting, and almost surprising, histories. As the country’s leading and largest automotive retailer, it is no exception. It started with, of all things, a waste disposal company called Republic Industries in 1981. After H. Wayne Huizenga became chairman of the board, the company purchased Auto Nation USA and entered the world of used automotive sales. They immediately began opening used car megastores, and by 1995 they were on the map with 5.2 billion dollars in sales.
Two years later, they began acquiring car rental businesses like National Car Rental and Snappy Car Rental. With these acquisitions, they consolidated all their car business, new, used, and rental, into a single operation. With the sale of their waste disposal wing in 1998, the company was completely in the car business and growing strong. By 2011, they had become the first auto retailer in the U.S. to sell a total of eight million vehicles. In early 2013, they began rebranding all their retail outlets with their company name and sold their nine millionth vehicle later that year.
A Working Vacation
Located right in Fort Lauderdale, there are plenty of affordable hotels near their headquarters. If you have work to get done with this car selling giant, you’ll not only have a perfect night’s sleep at a quality hotel, but you’ll also be close enough to the office that you won’t miss a meeting or appointment. And these aren’t just any run-of-the-mill hotels you’ll be selecting from either.
Go with a name you know at the Hampton Inn and Suites or try out something new with the Hotel Roma or Stadium Hotel. No matter which one suits your fancy, you’re going to find that your business trip has suddenly become a working vacation. Your room or suite is not only going to be close to the office, it’s going to be close to everything. That means when the work day is done, you can reward yourself with local shopping, dining at Florida restaurants, and sightseeing. Nearby attractions include places like the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, just across S Andrews Avenue; the Museum of Discovery and Science, four blocks west; or the Broward Center for Performing Arts on the other side of Esplanade Park, you can find a current schedule of events on their website.
Extend your stay past the workweek and hit the Fort Lauderdale beachfront for some local sun and surf, or make a day of it and head in southern directions to Miami proper to check out the famous South Beach or the some local culture in Little Havana. With a reservation at the hotels near the Autonation Headquarters in Miami, you’ll have all your work and all your fun in one great place.