By Lynn Jones – What’s your definition of travel? Is it across the globe, around the country, or perhaps a neighboring city or state? Or it could be right in your own backyard! With that being said, in the state of Florida there are small hideaways and hideouts that are unknown to the human eye. Residing near the I-95 corridor is a perfect place to start. About five hours south from Jacksonville, Florida is the Diplomat Beach Resort Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. Established in 1958, the hotel was home to celebrity ‘Rat Pack’ members Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. For the millennials it has to be noted that the proverbial word on the street is that musical artists Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. (T.I.) and Rick Ross took over the lobby for a small chit chat popping bottle soirée!
Entering the resort you know you have arrived at a prestige location. The hotel décor is ‘vintage meets modern.’ The handmade furniture is colorful and eclectic. Many of the homemade furniture and colors were recreated through borrowing ocean and beach colors from aerial drone imagery taken directly above and beside The Diplomas expansive property. The handmade furniture and colors and hews compliment each room, lobby and restaurants. The hotel boast 36 floors, one-thousand guests rooms with 96 suites with ocean front views and city views of Fort Lauderdale to your right, Miami to your left and the Hard Rock Casino & Resort Hotel Guitar right in the center of Hollywood, Florida. The Diplomat is the only hotel and resort in both America’s and the complete Caribbean that boasts an oceanfront conference center that has ‘209,000 sq. ft. of flexible function space; 50,000 sq, unobstructed Great Hall; 4 ballrooms, from 9,000 to 20,000 sq. ft.; 39 additional breakout rooms; outdoor special event area; comprehensive technology & on-site IT, AV and transportation services, with bright, coastal contemporary design with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway – Come on register me now!!
One of the highlights of our stay was dinner inside the quaint intimate setting of the four star rated Prime Steakhouse. The menu carefully details the award winning flavorful steaks, melt in your mouth Chilean Sea Bass, signature cocktails, and a lounge area that comforts dinner guest with an atmosphere of privacy and seclusion with your dinner date.
Our morning cup of Joe was available inside the ‘Counter Point Café, where the staff greets you with a smile, offering fresh baked pastries, lattes, tea, iced coffee and fresh baked pizza to order!
The rooms are spacious and rebuffed with private balconies. The suites are architecturally designed to meet the requests of international and local traveling guests, surfers, families and convention attendees. The pool area is family friendly with an outside bar showcasing stunning miles and miles views of the blue ocean water. Your vision of a serene and tranquil vacation has just started! The spas couples’ retreat area – again overlooks the ocean, we can’t say enough about the stunning views!!! Across the corridor you can schedule your mani-pedi, work out in the gym, or peruse the gift shop for one of kind hats, kaftans, shawls, swimsuits and specialty items to take back as keepsakes.
Now let’s brag on the front lobby charm and welcoming personalities of the front desk concierge Diplomat beach Resort gatekeepers – the concierge team is a polished crew, expeditiously greeting you with smiles at check in, even through the phone when dialing the front desk! Bottom line the hotel flows with no unseen flaws. The conference center is set up for again (smile) the stunning views for a wedding destination, conference, family reunions or a surefire business deal. The atmosphere takes you far away for a never ending ‘vacation staycation, baecation anytimecation,’ make your reservations now!
We travel around the world for the seven wonders: safaris, Alaskan expeditions, cruises, and more, yet right in our backyard is a hotel built on nostalgic tradition, luxury, excellent cuisine, fashionable décor and customer service excellence, right here in our Florida backyard.
Only a stone’s throw from major neighboring cities in the state of Florida, reserving a room inside the Diplomat Beach Resort will open your senses to living your best peaceful, tranquil and mental sobriety from all things not Diplomat life!
Definitely have to bestow a ‘shout out’ to our host and tour guide, PR/Marketing Maverick Mr. Kyle Simmons – his extensive knowledge of the hotels existence, acquisitions, style and legacy was overwhelming!
Okey doke, I’m out and on the phone with Kyle now!!
Book your reservation now via this link: www.diplomatresort.com
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