No longer a spring-break mecca, Fort Lauderdale is a beach town that has emerged a full-blown tourist destination. In addition to its fast-evolving culinary scene and cultural landscape, evidence of its transformation can be found in its ever-growing modern hotel and resort offerings. Most of the following establishments have recently opened; others have undergone extensive renovations to impressive bring them into the 21st century. The Ritz is a five-diamond mainstay that has added a new Club Lounge, with great food and a 5,000-bottle wine cellar. The Harbor Beach Marriott opened a 10,000-square-foot ballroom in January 2010 that features a window wall offering uninterrupted views of the ocean and beach. And the newly-renovation 62-room Royal Palms is North America's first and only full-service gay and lesbian hotel and resort, offering LGBT guests comfortable rooms as well as a spa, café, bar and fitness center.
999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd