Update: What’s Hot in South Florida
With half of the country still thawing out from Winter, we know that you’re probably thinking of sand, waves, and miles-long beaches. A joie de vivre is stitched into the fabric of South Florida and guests from all backgrounds flock to its laid-back take on luxury. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind experiences with a parade of impressive new hotels, significant improvements to existing properties and a massive investment in conference facilities, then AlliedPRA South Florida is here to show you around.
The Miami Beach Convention Center is nestled in the heart of Miami and has been newly reimagined for 2018. The Miami Beach Convention Center is currently undergoing a $615 million state-of-the-art revamp. It will include roughly 500,000 square feet of exhibit space and a 60,000 square foot ballroom. Miami hosts more than 400 hotels, 50,000+ rooms with 66 hotels and 7,000+ rooms within a one mile radius of the Convention Center.
The Betsy Hotel was an iconic property in the art deco district perfect for the luxury and leisure market. Now with its recent expansion of new rooms and meeting space, the Betsy has become an ideal property for incentive groups located on the world renowned Ocean Drive. The facilities accommodate up to 100 guests for meetings and up to 400 for events. The 130 rooms and suites aim for substance incorporating modern Art Deco accommodations and techie touches. The recent renovation included a 3,200 square foot rooftop swimming pool complex with 360 degree views perfect for hosting events of all kinds.
Location of Hotel: 1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Number of Rooms: 130 Guest Rooms and Suites
Amount of Meeting Space: 23,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space
Restaurants & Bars: LT Steak & Seafood, The Alley, Panther Coffee Shop
Notable Mentions: The Betsy Hotel South Beach was named “One of the World’s Greatest Hotels” by Condé Nast Travel in 2017.
EAST, Miami is nestled in the heart of Brickell City Centre and is centrally located near popular districts such as South Beach, Wynwood and the Design District. Designed with soul and character EAST, Miami offers a unique mixture of personalized guest services, innovative bars and restaurants and cutting edge technology.
Location of Hotel: 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131
Number of Rooms: 352 Guest Rooms and 89 Suites
Amount of Meeting Space: 20,000 square feet of versatile function rooms and outdoor venues suitable for any type of event. The Crush Ballroom located on the 39th floor features 3,300 square feet and 270 degrees of ocean and urban views.
Restaurants & Bars: Quinto La Huella, Sugar, Domain
Conrad Fort Lauderdale was designed with captivating open spaces facing the ocean breezes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. The pristine beaches and nautically inspired architecture give the feel of ultimate relaxation and getaway. Located on Fort Lauderdale’s exclusive north beach, Conrad Fort Lauderdale provides you with the perfect destination to suite your entire party’s needs.
Location of Hotel: 551 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Number of Rooms: 290 All Suite Accommodation’s
Amount of Meeting Space: 10,000 Square Feet of flexible meeting space and 10,000 sq. ft. of oceanfront outdoor space. Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach can accommodate up to 500 attendees.
Restaurants & Bars: Terra Mare, Atlas Cocktail Lounge, Spinnaker Pool Grill
A grand re-imagining of a legendary Florida resort, The Diplomat Beach Resort brings iconic hospitality back, wrapped in a spirited escape-to-sunny-shores feeling. Fresh off a $100 million transformation, The Diplomat’s re-defined amenities include 10 new dining concepts meant to deliver an all-encompassing group experience, without ever leaving the resort.
Location of Hotel: 3555 S Ocean Dr., Hollywood, FL 33019
Number of Rooms: 1,000 Guest Rooms and Suites
Amount of Meeting Space: 209,000 Square Feet of Function Space. The Diplomat Beach Resort can accommodate from 10 up to 5,000 guests
Restaurants & Bars: Point Royal, Diplomat Prime, Monkitail, Nokku, Playa, Bristol’s Burgers, Portico
The W Fort Lauderdale recently elevated the Fort Lauderdale beachfront experience with a $55 million dollar renovation that restyles the hotel to bring a bright and sleek design to its 517 guestrooms and suites. The W Fort Lauderdale also added on a fourth floor lobby designed to feel like a living room and a new 4,000 square foot ballroom. Twenty versatile indoor and two spectacular outdoor spaces provide a stunning backdrop for groups up to 500. James Beard Award winning restaurateur Stephen Starr’s celebrated Mexican restaurant, El Vez, is also slated to open at W Fort Lauderdale this month.
Location of Hotel: 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Number of Rooms: 517 Guest Rooms and Suites
Amount of Meeting Space: 40,000 Square feet of modern event space, more than 8,000 square feet of outdoor event space
Restaurants & Bars: Steak 954, Sushi Bar, W Bar, Wet Deck Bites and El Vez coming soon
The Marco Island Marriott was converted to a JW Marriott luxury property in 2017, following a $320 million dollar renovation. Guests can enjoy enhanced décor, furnishings and redesigned guest bedrooms and bathrooms for a more luxurious and comfortable experience while also delighting in the all new culinary offerings. The brand new Lanai Tower will open in June of this year providing a truly inspired way to stay. The Lanai Tower will introduce hotel guests to an exclusive and coveted adult-exclusive environment that is unparalleled in its sophistication and elegance.
Location of Hotel: 400 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145
Number of Rooms: 810 Guest Rooms and Suites
Amount of Meeting Space: 100,000 Square feet of innovative event space
Restaurants & Bars: Ario, Maia, Quinn’s, Korals, Kane, 400 Pazzi’s, Café San Marco, Rookery Grill, Hammock Bay Grill
Exciting Hotels Coming Soon
- CIRC Hotel, Hollywood – Opening Mid 2018
- Mid 2018 – TRYP by Wyndham Maritime Hotel – Opening Mid 2018
- Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Miami Beach – Opening Mid 2018
- Costa Hollywood Beach Resort – Opening Late 2018
- Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport – Opening Late 2018
- Palihouse Miami Beach – Opening Early 2019
- The Ray Hotel Delray Beach – Opening Mid 2019
- Wyndham Hotel Brickell – Opening Late 2019
- AC Sawgrass Mills/Sunrise – Opening Early 2020