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Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale: Best Luxury Hotel in Town

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What To Expect at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale: Best Luxury Hotel in Town

The streamlined curves of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale recall an Art Deco ocean liner.

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A Quick Look at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, opened in August 2008, is a 192-room oceanfront luxury hotel. It is set in the heart of Fort Lauderdale on South Florida's "Gold Coast."

Awarded Mobil's Five Stars, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale has an inviting marble lobby, spacious and sunny rooms, and trademark Ritz-Carlton white-glove service. (Guests are greeted by name, even at check-in.) Hotel amenities include cabanas on a beach deck, excellent food and spa services, and special touches like private wine tastings.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale's club-floor lounge, which the property calls "a hotel within a hotel," is an oasis of hospitality and privacy. The Club Lounge is open to guests staying in the hotel's suites and Oceanfront King rooms.

Occupying the premises of a former St. Regis hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale contains some condo residences. The redesign, by famed Miami architectural firm Arquitectonica, recalls a streamlined yet curvaceous Art Deco ocean liner. Cushy rooms and even posher suites feature 1940s photographs and prints, and mahogany furniture.

Fort Lauderdale competes for visitors with Miami, 45 minutes to the south. Splashy, nightlife-driven Miami is favored by the fashion and art crowd. Genteel Fort Lauderdale, a city of canals and America's yachting capital, draws well-heeled couples and families. Refined events such as The Ritz-Carlton's monthly Full Moon Party appeal to stylish Fort Lauderdale residents and visitors alike.

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