Harbor Beach Marriott reveals $50-million renovation


The new Presidential Suite

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa recently completed a $50 million resort-wide renovation, including a $250,000 makeover to the Presidential Suite, heralding a new look and a new appeal for the 25-year-old property.

Spanning three years, the sun-soaked property's multimillion-dollar redesign began with a floor-to-ceiling rooms and suites beautification featuring Marriott Revive bedding, polished granite dressers and soft, curvacious furniture in addition to 32-inch flat-screen televisions.

The new look for the 650-room Marriott now features an oceanfront ballroom with 10,000 square feet, accommodating nearly 1,000 people theater-style, with one wall made entirely of glass offering sweeping views of pristine sands and 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 boasting unobstructed views of the crashing waves on South Florida’s largest private beach.  Designed to reflect a modern South Florida ambiance, Sea Level serves approachable regional cuisine and expertly handcrafted cocktails. 

The spacious new bathroom of the  Presidential Suites

The newly enhanced accommodations boast spacious, wraparound balconies with views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, resort pools and the Intracoastal Waterway. At over 2,300 square feet, the luxurious penthouse includes a generous sitting area with pull-out sofa bed, a formal dining area and built-in wet bar with seating, private office, three flat screen, high-definition televisions and a deluxe master bath with whirlpool bath and a large corner shower.  

“I think we’re a little edgier now,” said Jay Marsella, director of sales and marketing. “We’re trying to appeal to all ages more.”

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