News for the Hospitality Executive
The Former Fort Lauderdale Grande Reflagged the Hilton
Fort Lauderdale Marina;
Adds Restaurant by Jeffrey Chodorow, the China Grill
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - March 13, 2009 - Hilton Hotels & Resorts announces the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina as the latest addition to the Hilton brand portfolio. The hotel, formerly named the Fort Lauderdale Grande and formerly that the Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott, is conveniently located on Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway.
The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina completed just last year a remarkable $70 million renovation, including redesigned guestrooms, a new lobby and refurbished common areas that highlight South Florida’s colorful locale and culture. In addition to Fort Lauderdale’s first China Grill restaurant, the hotel is home to a 33-slip inlet marina, 21,000 square feet of refitted meeting and event space, and a variety of world-class dining, recreation and entertainment options.
“We’re delighted to welcome the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina to our spectacular Florida portfolio,” said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president – brand management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “Whether visiting Ft. Lauderdale for business or pleasure our guests are sure to find everything they need to make their trips a success.”
Under the direction of award-winning design team Barry Design Associates, the 589-room property poised at the edge of South Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway has been transformed, melding contemporary and easygoing style which incorporates natural elements to set a calm and inviting tone.
“The renovation of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina along with the addition of the Hilton brand represents the property’s spectacular rebirth in the heart of a city that is also currently enjoying a metamorphosis,” says Carlos Molinet, general manager of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina.
New guestrooms feature a color palette of ocean-inspired blues and greens set against neutral sand tones, blending effortlessly with hand-selected sleek furnishings and magnificent floor-to-ceiling views. Ocean-inspired artwork, softly patterned carpeting and European-style bed linens invite guests to relax and unwind, whether traveling for business or pleasure.
The hotel’s signature restaurant – Jeffrey Chodorow’s celebrated China Grill – offers innovative and delicious Asian-inspired world cuisine served against a backdrop of waterfront views. Other dining options include The G – a stylish lunch spot overlooking the hotel’s 33-slip inlet marina and redesigned pool area, and Antea – the perfect pre-occasion spot, located in the hotel’s waterfront lobby and serving light fare on-the-go during the day and beverages with small bites in the evening.
The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina is located at 1881 S.E. 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 - Telephone: (954) 463-4000, Facsimile: (954) 527-6705, Reservations: (888) 554-2132
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|Also See:||The Fort Lauderdale Grande, Formerly the Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott, Receiving $50 million Renovation / March 2006|
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