Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 2, 2008
It has been widely reported that nearly $4 million has been spent thus far on hotel accommodations for presidential hopefuls on the campaign trail. As the ever-narrowing race for the White House heats up, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa unveils its new Presidential Suite and invites guests to travel in style, like the candidates do.
The newly enhanced posh accommodations, following a $250,000 redo, boast spacious, wraparound balconies with views over the Atlantic Ocean, resort pools and the Intracoastal Waterway. At over 2,300 square feet, this luxurious Fort Lauderdale hotel penthouse includes a generous sitting area with pull-out sofa bed (ideal for staffers trying to pull all-nighters), a formal dining area and built-in wet bar with seating (perfect for intimate fundraising dinners), private office, and a deluxe master bath with whirlpool bath and a large corner shower. To help the "commander in chief" stay in shape while traveling, the presidential suite also features a private fitness area, complete with a state-of-the-art Horizon LS925T Fitness Treadmill. Perfect for viewing up-to-the-minute election coverage on multiple networks, three flat screen, high-definition televisions, one 50-inch and two 42-inches, are strategically placed.
The penthouse suites at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa have consistently hosted scores of celebrities and dignitaries throughout the years, including past U.S. presidents. Coming off the heels of the enhancement, one of the first people to inspect the updated presidential suite was none other than Marriott International Inc.'s (MAR:NYSE) Chairman and CEO Mr. J.W. Marriott, Jr. "The new suite evokes the warm and comfortable style of the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa while offering all of the space, finishing touches and luxurious amenities that a president, or hopeful, would need," said Mr. Marriott.
For those traveling with their entourage, the Vice Presidential Suite, weighing in at nearly 2,000 square feet, has also just completed a head-to-toe enhancement. Sitting area, private office, formal dining area and more will have the number two feeling quite cozy. The debut of the renovated suites at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa joins the updated guest rooms' overhaul, which were completely refurbished in 2007 after a $25 million redesign. All accommodations at this luxury beach hotel in Fort Lauderdale now feature flat screen televisions, enhanced furnishings and Marriott Revive® bedding.
Nightly rates for the presidential suite start at $2,500*. For those on a less-than presidential budget, standard ocean-view room rates at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa start at $299* per night. For reservations or hotel information, please visit http://www.marriottharborbeach.com or call (800) 222-6543.
About Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa:
Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, a four-diamond rated resort tucked away on 16 oceanfront acres, is Fort Lauderdale's classic destination resort. The resort has just completed a $25 million rooms and suites renovation that makes its accommodations as warm and relaxed as its private beach. All 650 guest rooms and suites feature 32-inch flat screen televisions and deluxe Marriott ® bedding with down comforters, cotton-rich sheets and feather pillows. The seaside residential ambience is enhanced with new furnishings, carpeting, designer lighting, window treatments and art work. Guests enjoy the convenience of high-speed Internet access, two-lined telephones with message service, data ports, TV with PlayStation capability, in-room safes, individual climate control, mini-bar and more. Most accommodations offer private balconies. Listed in "100 Best Spas of the World," the Spa at Harbor Beach is a 20,000-square-foot seaside oasis with 18 private treatment rooms, a private spa pool, sauna, whirlpool, eucalyptus steam rooms, private lockers, health-oriented Spa Café, fitness center, yoga and Pilates classes and motion studio overlooking the ocean. 3030 Ocean is the hotel's fine dining waterfront restaurant offering fresh American seafood creations. Guests looking for a more casual dining experience can visit Riva and Cascades restaurants.
The Florida beach resort also offers 30,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space, 22,500 square feet of outdoor oceanfront terraces and 200,000 square feet of sparkling beach for signature events. Located just 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Harbor Beach Resort offers guests tropical seclusion with all the exciting dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural options of the city at its doorstep. Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has received the Fodor's Choice 2007 distinction, which recognizes it as one of the top hotels in Fort Lauderdale. Fore more information or to make a reservation call 954-525-4000, or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/fllsb-harbor-beach-marriott-resort-and-spa/.
*Based on availability, rate does not include tax or surcharges.