Same Sand, New Castle: Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Turns 25 & Invites Travelers to Celebrate Recent $50 Million Renovation

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Silver Anniversary Package Offers Upgrade & $50 Daily Resort Credit, New Fort Lauderdale, FL, Oceanfront Restaurant, 10,000 Square-Foot Oceanfront Ballroom, Kids Clubhouse & Full Rooms and Suites Redesign

Fort Lauderdale Luxury Resort

In honor of its silver jubilee, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa unveils the finished look of a $50 million resort-wide renovation. The Fort Lauderdale luxury resort has been renewed and revitalized with a complete makeover to rooms and suites décor, The Spa at Harbor Beach fitness center expansion (nearly doubling in size) and the introductions of a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront ballroom, The Surf Club kids' clubhouse and a new dining venue overlooking the Atlantic: Sea Level Restaurant and Ocean Bar. In honor of the property's milestone celebration, the resort is offering a Silver Anniversary package including a complimentary upgrade to an oceanfront room and a $50 daily resort credit. Available through the end of the year, nightly rates start at $309.*

"With a $50 million investment, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is consistently raising the bar to enhance the guest experience," said Jim Mauer, general manager. "We are happy to celebrate 25 years of excellence and look forward to the next 25!"

Spanning three years, the oceanfront property's multimillion-dollar redesign began with a floor-to-ceiling rooms and suites beautification featuring Marriott Revive® bedding, polished granite dressers and soft, curved furniture, making rooms as warm and comfortable as the resort's private beach. All accommodations were outfitted with 32-inch flat-screen televisions for a clean, open-space feel.

The greatly anticipated oceanfront ballroom is 10,000 square feet and can accommodate nearly 1,000 people theater-style and over 450 school room-style. With one wall made entirely of glass, every angle of the new facility offers guests and meeting attendees picture-perfect views of the Atlantic Ocean. The adjacent ocean terrace features fire pits, cabana seating and cozy alcoves amid lush tropical landscaping.

Earlier this year, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa opened Sea Level Restaurant & Ocean Bar, a 152-seat oceanfront restaurant perched 15 feet above the beach providing unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean. Designed to reflect a modern South Florida ambiance, Sea Level serves approachable regional cuisine and expertly handcrafted cocktails. As an addition to the resort's premiere culinary offerings, which include Chef Dean Max's award-winning 3030 Ocean, Sea Level provides unobstructed ocean views, perched 15 feet above South Florida's largest private beach. For Sea Level information and details on the hotel's Fort Lauderdale beach restaurants, please visit

Following an expansive redo of The Spa at Harbor Beach fitness center, the facility nearly doubled in size to 3,750 square feet and now features state-of-the-art fitness machines and a revamped spa kitchen. The Beachside Buddies program received a total overhaul with a brand new freestanding kids' clubhouse, The Surf Club, opened on March 12. The Surf Club features a custom-built Hawaiian Surf Simulator allowing one to four children at a time to "surf" the waves. For those in need of more practice, a simulated hotel associate will pop up on the video game to suggest surfing lessons. The Fort Lauderdale beach hotel's clubhouse also includes a theater room with stadium seating, a 65" plasma television over a stage and over-sized bean bag chairs, as well as a media room with four Macs, two additional televisions and two Xbox 360s. Four underwater digital cameras are available for kids' use with a kid-friendly photo formatting program for downloads. Surf Club kids can then take their individual photos and make personalized souvenirs with supervised use of heat presses; souvenirs include t-shirts, puzzles, mouse pads, mugs and more.

Opened in October 1984, the four-diamond rated Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa was a refreshing addition to Fort Lauderdale's exclusive Harbor Beach residential community. Located on 16 acres of secluded, palm tree-lined grounds including South Florida's largest private beach, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa quickly became the classic Fort Lauderdale destination resort. To keep up with Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa's latest news, events and special promotions please become a fan on Facebook.

For Silver Anniversary package reservations, please visit the hote'ls website and enter promotional code NCL. For resort information and details about Fort Lauderdale Hotel Deals, please visit or call 800-222-6543.

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 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. 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 17 private treatment rooms, a private spa pool, sauna, whirlpool, eucalyptus steam rooms, private lockers, fitness center, yoga and Pilates classes and motion studio overlooking the ocean. 3030 Ocean is the hotel's upscale specialty restaurant offering fresh American seafood creations. Guests looking for a more casual dining experience can visit Riva and Sea Level Restaurant and Ocean Bar. The resort also offers 40,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space 20,000 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 received the South Florida Business Journal's 2008 Business of the Year award.

*Based on availability, rate does not include tax or surcharges. Resort credit can be used at The Spa at Harbor Beach, Surf Club or any of the property's dining and retail outlets.

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