FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2017) — Signifying a resurgence of luxury tourism in Fort Lauderdale, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach officially debuted today with a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an inspiring twist on a champagne cheers, celebratory soiree with cocktails and gourmet bites crafted by Executive Chef Jorge Ramos.

Guests in attendance included Chintan Dadhich, General Manager; Joe Berger, Executive Vice President & President, Americas for Hilton; John Vanderslice, Global Head of Luxury & Lifestyle Brands for Hilton; Pierre Heafey, Founder, Chairman and President of Heafey Group; Jose Luis Zapata, Developer; Julie Grimes, Vice President of Community Outreach for Heafey Group;

Carmine Zayoun, Vice President of Operations for Heafey Group, Miami; Andreas Ioannou, CEO of Orchestra Hotels & Resorts; and Barbara Sharief, Broward County Commissioner.

The ribbon cutting ceremony highlighted remarks from top Hilton executives, Joe Berger and John Vanderslice, as well as key Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach owners and Commissioner Barbara Sharief.

“At Hilton, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the luxury hospitality industry and with today’s celebration that is certainly the experience we have created with this stunning resort,” said Joe Berger, Executive Vice President & President, Americas for Hilton. “Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach marks an inspiring addition to the destination.”

The 290-all suite resort redefines ultra-elegant hospitality, and offers jaw-dropping panoramic views and peerless design. The oceanfront oasis offers four dining and bar experiences, fitness center, abundant event space and an awe-inspiring 20,000-square-foot ocean facing pool deck.

“Today’s ribbon cutting officially welcomes the resort to Conrad’s repertoire of 33 properties across five continents,” said John T. Vanderslice, Global Head of Luxury & Lifestyle Brands for Hilton. “Conrad Hotels & Resorts prides itself in being a leader in the luxury hospitality industry and with the opening of Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, we are proudly continuing that tradition with inspiring properties.”

Immediately following the ceremony, guests were invited into the resort’s lobby for a champagne toast, invigorating violin performance and light show. The celebration continued as guests moved to its elevated 6th floor Sky Deck. Met by a five-piece live band, aqua orb pool performers, fire breathers and gourmet pass-arounds crafted by Executive Chef Jorge Ramos, guests enjoyed the resort into the evening hours. To signify the final cap on the evening and festivity of the grand opening, fireworks lit up the sky.

“It is such an honor to celebrate Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach today and our commemorative opening with our owners as well as Hilton executives Joe Berger and John Vanderslice. Our ribbon cutting represents a significant evolution of luxury tourism in South Florida,” said General Manager Chintan Dadhich. “We are thrilled to be at the helm of this resurgence, offering our guests authentic interactions, flawless service delivery, innovative design, spectacular culinary experiences and unmatched programing. It is our outstanding and dedicated team, committed owners and Hilton support system that has allowed us to bring Conrad to the beautiful city of Fort Lauderdale.”

The resort is located at 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. For more information, visit the property website.