FORT LAUDERDALE -- Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort in July will
launch the second phase of its two-year, $36 million renovation,
beginning work on a 22,000-square-foot European spa, a new lobby
and two restaurants.
With the rejuvenation of the beach and downtown, "we are seeing
more sophisticated travelers with more upscale tastes," said Marc
Hoffman, general manager.
"With this renovation, we will be able to meet the demand for
The European spa, opening in May 2001, will have 18 private
Plans for the lobby call for expansive views of the ocean, a new
grand staircase and a waterfall.
The new restaurants will be open bistros serving
Florida-Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine, with a "sea bar"
featuring sushi, and an Italian eatery. Also, the existing
Oceanview family restaurant will be redecorated, and a Starbucks
coffee shop will open.
In addition, the business center will double in size and will be
moved to the convention area, and the pool and sun deck will
undergo a $350,000 face-lift, with added features such as
Under the first phase of the project, which took place in 1999,
rooms and suites received upgrades, including carpeting,
furnishings, bathrooms and wall treatments.
All rooms have a desk/dining table, dataports for laptop
computers, broadband high-speed Internet access and 25-inch
televisions with video game capability. Bathrooms have polished
granite vanities, Italian marble floors, designer lighting and
The project is slated to be completed by November, with the
exception of the spa.
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort
Phone: (800) 222-6543
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