Hilton Garden Inn opens with introductory rates

MIRAMAR, Fla. -- The 149-room, five-story Hilton Garden Inn Fort Lauderdale SW-Miramar opened here.

Rates through Sept. 10 are $89 per night, single, and $99 nightly, double, valid Sunday through Thursday nights. For Friday and Saturday nights, rates are $79 per night, single, and $89 nightly, double. Also offered is a BounceBack Weekend rate of $99, per night, single or double, which includes a room and a full breakfast. Agents earn 10% on all sales.

MEI Hotels owns and manages the property, which has a signature glass-walled pavilion housing the reception desk; a Pavilion Pantry with a selection of refrigerated, frozen and microwaveable packaged items as well as sundries; and the Great American Grill restaurant, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner and room service during dinner hours.

The lounge area has a TV and fireplace; there are four meetings rooms with 2,300 square feet of flexible space; a 24-hour business center; and an on-site guest laundry.

Guest rooms are equipped with a microwave oven, coffee maker and mini refrigerator; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. In-room entertainment and information services include on-demand movies, video games and interactive Hilton guest services.

Business-oriented features of the guest rooms include a work desk with a pull-out shelf for a laptop computer; high-speed Internet access; adjustable lighting; an ergonomic chair; electrical outlets at desk height; and two phones equipped with two lines, data ports and voice mail. Recreational facilities consist of a fitness room and outdoor pool.

Jeff Schneider, general manager, said that reasons for recommending the property to leisure clients is that it can be used as a base for visiting Everglades Holiday Park, the beaches of Hollywood and South Beach.

For information, call, (800) 932-3322 or (954) 438-7700 or check the Web site at www.ftlauderdaleswmiramar.gardeninn.com.

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