Starwood`s Newest Premier Destination is Open

The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa has opened as one of the country`s largest and most technologically sophisticated destinations.

The towering 39-story resort is the tallest building in Broward Country impressively visible when on approach into nearby Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. Starwood manages and operates the hotel under the Westin brand, adding to the eleven properties already in the South Florida market.

Stretching from the sea-walls of the Intracoastal Waterway to the beach of the Atlantic Ocean, the resort offers water views from all 998 guestrooms, including 100suites. The adjacent 209,000 square-foot Convention Center features a 50,000 square-foot unobstructed Great Hall and four ballrooms, the largest also boasting a window with an ocean view that is 20-feet tall and 150-feet across.

“This state-of-the-art resort and convention center is a wonderful addition to Starwood and will aid in catapulting the South Florida convention market.” remarked Ted Darnall, president of Starwood`s North American hotel operations. “The property already has several sold out blocks during its first months of operation.”

All of the resorts guestrooms feature Westin`s highly-acclaimed signature Heavenly BedSM which consists of a custom designed, pillow-top mattress set; cozy down blanket; high thread count linens; crisp white duvet coverlet and five queen-size and king-pillows.
Fine, casual and poolside dining opportunities are available at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa through its five food & beverage outlets, featuring its signature steak house, Hollywood Prime.

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The Diplomat Country Club, a member of Starwood`s Luxury Collection, is also an amenity to The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. Guests can shuttle over the Intracoastal bridge to spend a day on the 18-hole championship golf course, take a lesson at the 10-clay court Tennis Center or visit the 30,000 square-foot full-service Spa with 17-private treatment rooms, outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center with personalize training services.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 750 properties in more than 80 countries and 110,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchiser of hotels and resorts including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W brands, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwood.com.
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