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Our Story & Heritage
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Our Story
Design Center of the Americas is the leading design resource center serving design professionals in South Florida and the region.

Heritage

For more than 30 years, Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) has served the design community with the finest campus amenities and showrooms in the industry, attracting world-class designers, architects, decorators, dealers and their clients.

At nearly 800,000 square feet, the campus features high design with over 35 premier showroom locations, catering to any home, yacht or office project. Fine indoor and outdoor furniture, fabrics, flooring, lighting, kitchen, bath, antiques, accessories, appliances, window treatments, decorative hardware, paint, and surfacing are just some of the resources found within the center.

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Guidelines
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Admission Policy
Design Center of the Americas is open to design trade professionals and to the public. Admission to the showrooms varies according to each showroom’s individual policy. Design professionals (designers, architects, etc.) may accompany their clients during normal business hours.

Design Clientele

Each showroom’s purchasing, quote and sample policies vary on a case-by-case basis. Many showrooms will sell only to qualified designers & trade professionals. Check with each showroom for more details.

Design and Trade Professionals

DCOTA is a mixed-use building with to-the-trade design showrooms. While designer registration is not required for admission to DCOTA, it is strongly advised. Each showroom will qualify design professionals and trade buyers when they enter unless they are not already a known customer of the showroom. Please be sure to have photo identification, business card and resale certificates with you when visiting for seamless reception. Admission policies may vary from showroom to showroom, as do sample and quote request requirements.

Design Center Visitors

All visitors interested in home furnishings and interior design are welcome and encouraged to visit DCOTA to browse our showrooms. Our lobby Concierge staff is available to help you find your way and answer any questions you might have.

Visitors should understand that they are courtesy guests at DCOTA and that the showrooms are “to-the-trade” selling wholesale to interior design professionals and qualified buyers who purchase on behalf of their clients.

DCOTA Design Services

DCOTA’s luxury showrooms represent thousands of manufacturers dedicated to offering the finest in home furnishings and accessories. DCOTA Design Services, LLC is a unique and upscale resource that provides the public with a Design Consulting & Buying Program and a Preferred Designers Program.

Design Consulting and Buying Program

DCOTA Design Services provides a unique Design Consulting & Buying Program to consumers not presently working with a design professional who want to have the opportunity to purchase luxury items not available to the public. With thousands of lines of product available through our exclusive showrooms, the range of choices can be daunting. Collaborating with a professional who is trained in scale, proportion, and balance offers you unmatched value when creating solutions for your residential project.

Preferred Designers Program

The Preferred Designers Program is a complimentary referral service that helps connect consumers to trade professionals. DCOTA Design Services will help make the process of finding the right professional easier according to the project scope and budget. The Preferred Designers Program represents professionals with a broad range of styles who have been recognized by national trade associations and publications.

Email us or give us a call at 954.921.7575 for more details on programs and policies.

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Holidays Closures
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Building Closure Schedule
DCOTA is closed during national holidays. See the list of official building closure dates. Please contact the showroom directly if you plan to visit.
NEW YEAR’S DAY     - Monday, January 1, 2022
PRESIDENT’S DAY     - Monday, February 15, 2021
GOOD FRIDAY     - Friday, April 2, 2021
MEMORIAL DAY     - Monday, May 31, 2021
INDEPENDENCE DAY     -
Monday, July 5, 2021 (observed)
LABOR DAY     - Monday, September 6, 2021
THANKSGIVING DAY     - Thursday, November 25, 2021
DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING     - Friday, November 26, 2021
CHRISTMAS DAY     -
Friday, December 24, 2021 (observed)
NEW YEAR’S DAY     -
Friday, December 31, 2021 (observed)
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Showrooms
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Visit Over 35 Design Showrooms
Whether you’re an interior designer, architect, builder, decorator or design enthusiast, DCOTA offers resources & inspiration to help bring your vision to life.
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Leasing
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Lease a Space
Coveted for its ideal location, generous floor plans, exceptional amenities and professional management, DCOTA is the choice location for showroom and office space.
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Book a Venue
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Rent a Venue
DCOTA serves the needs of the design, entertainment and arts communities by providing spaces for screenings, exhibitions, lectures, meetings, special events, fashion shows and every kind of reception.
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Preferred Hotel
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Enjoy your Stay
Embrace an all-encompassing sanctuary for modern luxury at Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida. Our brand-new hotel is a cut above the rest with beautifully-styled accommodations and a prime location near pristine beaches, Las Olas Boulevard, the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center and the Port Everglades cruise port. Plan each day's adventures in a sleek, minimalistic room or suite with plush bedding and scenic skyline views before exploring our hotel's modern amenities. If planning events, you'll uncover extraordinary options to help create, facilitate, gather and wed in 23,340 square feet of space. Everything shines brightly at Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport.
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Amenities
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Explore Cuisine
Our DCOTA campus is home to some of the best food and beverage options in the neighborhood. After a day of shopping, grab a seat and enjoy a tasty bite and beverage from one of our offerings.

DCOTA Cay

A full service restaurant, DCOTA Cay offers a robust menu of locally inspired dishes and Americana classics set on the first floor in Atrium A.

C Bar

Enjoy our very own high quality roasted beans in Atrium C.

Toro Dania Beach at Le Méridien

Toro concept comes from acclaimed chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval, recognized as the “Father of modern Mexican cuisine,” who has an international collection of 40 Latin American-inspired restaurants worldwide. At Toro, he masterfully blends Pan Latin cuisine with South American, Japanese and Chinese influences.

La Biblioteca de Tequila Bar at Le Méridien

Boasting one of the largest collections of tequilas, mezcals, and agave spirits, La Biblioteca is intimate, with a hint of mystery. La Biblioteca, which translates to “the library” in Spanish, is the work of internationally-acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval. The catalogue at La Biblioteca features 400 bottles, the works of famed haciendas, small batch distillers and artisanal producers.

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