Published: April 17, 2019
Imagine a destination with non-stop energy, endless miles of beaches, and warm sunshine mixed with unparalleled luxury. A place where you can go to get away from it all, but still be in the mix of the excitement. A place of beauty and class combined with a tropical atmosphere. A place like the W Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Lounging glamorously on 315 feet of South Florida’s sugar-sand coastline, the W Fort Lauderdale occupies one of the most awe-inspiring addresses in town. Guests will experience the best of Fort Lauderdale’s worlds with powdery sand and an ocean breeze on one side and intracoastal elegance on the other. The hotel consists of 517 rooms, suites and extended stay options that all feature expansive skyline views. Trust me when I say, you really won’t want to leave!
There is so much more to the destination than the exquisite beaches though. You can sleep, eat and play all day! In fact, it’s happy hour every hour at W Fort Lauderdale where guests can enjoy signature cocktails at the chic-but-laid-back Living Room and socialize with the stylish crowd of visitors and locals. Everyone is welcome here!
Ready to go for a dip in the pool? You won’t forget this experience – it’s unlike any other. Head over to WET East, where you can play peek-a-boo with swimmers without diving in. From a colorful cocktail list to DJ’s spinning on weekends, this high-energy sunbathing mecca is always on fire. As a result of the restyle, the deck now offers new lounge chairs, umbrellas and daybeds, and a full-service poolside bar, which sits atop a black and white Art Deco-inspired tiled deck, a work of art in itself.
You will get hungry at some point, and when you do, you’re in the right place. Steak 954 was named Outstanding Restaurateur of the year in the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards. Stephen Starr showcases the pure flavors of dry-aged meats and freshly caught seafood alongside a stellar cast of sides and sauces and a buzz-worthy selection of fine wines and cocktails. Try to snag a seat near the 15-foot-long aquarium populated by 175 mesmerizing jellyfish (and make sure your phone is nearby for lots of photos!).
One of its newest additions to the hotel is the SUSHI Bar, which is located in Living Room. A protégé of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Executive Sushi Chef Shoji Hiyakawa was brought to the SUSHI Bar to spearhead the menu concept. The latest restaurant offers a pleasant twist on the classics, ranging from appetizers like Yellowtail Jalapeno to rolls like Steamed Lobster with creamy avocado. Sushi and Sake anyone?
Jump-start the day or recover from the night’s partying with an assortment of tasty morning delights like French-pressed coffees and freshly baked pastries at W Cafe in STEAK 954.
When you’re in paradise, it’s a party all day! W guests are made to feel right at home in the Living Room – a laid-back feng shui designed space offering prime people watching, tempting finger food, the SUSHI Bar, expertly prepared cocktails and smooth grooves from the DJ booth. A casual hangout by day and an insider hot-spot at night.
Even though there’s no reason to leave the hotel, you’ll eventually want to explore the strip a bit and enjoy the beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife and world-class restaurants that put Fort Lauderdale on the map. Take a stroll down Las Olas Boulevard, which houses Fort Lauderdale’s most eclectic collection of shops and dining along the area’s tropical waterways. Seventeen blocks of sidewalk cafes, world class shopping, sizzling nightlife and international acclaimed art galleries give everyone something to enjoy.
Whether you live in Florida or out of state, Fort Lauderdale is a destination to go for rest, relaxation, and of course – a good time! You can enjoy the best of both worlds in this vibrant beach town. See it as a Miami experience with a laid back beach vibe.