With a coastal city decorated with glorious palm trees and streaks of glistening blue hues courtesy of the abundance of beaches and waterways, it’s no surprise that resort hotels have risen to match their stunning surroundings and to offer world-class dwelling destinations to visitors who crave luxury with a tropical flair. Check-in and enjoy the magnificence of the Venice of America, in any of these plush hotels.
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Just as glamorous as its properties in London, Paris and New York, the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is a luxurious beach resort that combines the hotel’s signature sophisticated hospitality with Florida’s sun-drenched charm.
Inspired by grand luxury ocean liners, the Ritz-Carlton boasts of spacious layouts, elegant designs and décor and indulgent amenities. The beachfront hotel’s 1,300-square-foot suite provides a king bed, a sumptuous marble bathroom with a separate soaking tub, shower and powder room and a full balcony with sweeping views of the Atlantic and Intracoastal Waterway.
The beach hotel’s lavish space extends to the 29,000-square-foot ocean-view pool deck and heated infinity pool with exclusive cabanas and top-notch poolside services, as well as a skywalk connecting to the waterfront –all contributing to a place you can call your spectacular home away from home.
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Overlooking miles of magnificent beaches, the Atlantic Hotel & Spa allows you to escape to a world of fun and relaxation with its impeccable amenities combined with superior service.
The grand suites at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa feature contemporary décor, spacious rooms and amenities that will guarantee your utmost comfort. Private balconies are stand-out room features, as they open up to reveal beautiful ocean views.
During your stay, you can access the Oceanfront Terrace on the fifth floor –home to the fitness center, pool, whirlpool and the sea-and-citrus-inspired Spa Atlantic where you can rejuvenate with treatments that combine nature’s nourishing ingredients with modern methods, while enjoying views of Fort Lauderdale Beach. You can also spend the day just sitting back on a cozy lounge chair, with a refreshing cocktail in hand and a delectable snack from the hotel’s Ocean Market Grille that offers a scrumptious selection of burgers, sandwiches, salads and wraps.
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With a mesmerizing 500-foot private beach encompassing ten acres in the ultra-exclusive Harbor Beach neighbourhood, the Lago Mar Resort is your private retreat where its alluring hospitality will make your every stay, an unforgettable one.
The resort hotel offers contemporary rooms, a plethora of amenities and spectacular service. Accommodations are inspired by Mediterranean and Key West influences, complemented by extraordinary comfort where your preferences and needs are anticipated. Suites offer private balconies with poolside, oceanside or oceanfront views, while the Penthouse is your very own tropical haven with two bedrooms, a living room with a kitchenette, spacious dining area, two full bathrooms and panoramic ocean views from its balcony.
Delightful diversions include lounging on a chaise lounge by the private beach, taking a dip in the 9,000-square foot lagoon-style pool, playing tennis or arranging for fun water activities such as scuba diving, parasailing or jet skiing.
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Once you step foot into the Pelican Grand Beach Resort, you will be captivated by the ocean views of being directly situated on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The stunning property is the epitome of Old Florida grandeur –rooms and suites are spacious and comfortable –all decorated with a beach chic motif that’s warm, bright and inviting. The Sky Suite on the 12th floor penthouse boasts of the hotel’s most magnificent views accompanied by a large outdoor space.
This secluded paradise comes with a private lift, a 1,100-square-foot balcony, a rooftop outdoor shower, a state of the art marble steam shower, a large open plan living area and a private dining room with wet bar.While you can enjoy the Florida sun in the stretch of private beach, you can also take advantage of the hotel’s beachfront location from the comfort of their zero entry pool, or let the currents of Fort Lauderdale’s only Lazy River give you an exciting swim.
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For those wanting a more intimate stay in Fort Lauderdale, the Pillars Hotel is a charming and casually refined destination that offers luxurious amenities and exceptional service that could rival the fanciest boutique inns in Europe. The local gem is an elegant mix of 30’s Art Deco with classical British Colonial architecture, with 28 rooms embellished with colonial style décor. The Intracoastal Suite features a king size bed, a Jacuzzi tub, an outdoor sitting area and wide windows that open up to fantastic views of the pool and mansions situated on the other side of the New River Sound.
Dining at the Pillars is exclusive to hotel guests and members. The fine dining experience can be enjoyed in the elegant dining room, or at a table with a view of luxury yachts cruising through the Intracoastal Waterway. Dishes feature cross-cultural ingredients with bright flavours representing a fusion of world cuisines –all elegantly presented like pieces of art on a plate and paired with an extensive wine list.