National lifestyle hotel brand, B Hotels & Resorts has announced the re-launch of the all-encompassing renovation of one of South Florida's most iconic beachside properties, B Ocean Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Along with a fresh, contemporary design and desirable beachfront location, B Ocean Resort offers a unique experience allowing both travelers and staycationers to fully immerse themselves in the destination from the second they step foot through the door. The resort is conveniently located in the heart of the city, just minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades, downtown Las Olas Boulevard and along the famed coastal highway A1A.
"This stunning transformation brings the hotel to 'like-new status,' with new services and amenities that speak to the needs and wants of our guests who anticipate the 'Self Expression Hospitality' the brand is known to exude," explains hotel General Manager, Jean Capps. "The approachability of our team allows us to bring this landmark back to life."
Originally built in 1956 as the Yankee Clipper, named after its ship-like structure, the hotel quickly became a popular place to visit for American favorites Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Robert De Niro to name a few. As one of the few beachfront hotels in the city along the Atlantic Ocean, B Ocean Resort incorporated historic elements and blended them to create a more modern, sleek, and stylish feel.
Impressive attention to detail can be seen in all 484 spacious guest rooms and suites which range in size from 300 sq. ft. to a lavish 1,700 sq. ft. many of which have a private balcony including an oceanfront presidential suite with picturesque, panoramic views. The design boasts a coastal-chic vibe, inspired by the property's serene waterside backdrop, with hues of blue and grey, dark woods, and subtle prints reminiscent of the local endangered sea turtle.
Along with B Hotels & Resorts® signature Blissful Bed®, each room has sleek custom furnishings, a 55" HD LED interactive flat-screen television, reading nook, AVEDA bath amenities, coffee maker, in-room safe and mini fridge. As part of the multi-million dollar refurbishment, the resort is also introducing a two-story penthouse with private elevator, kitchenette, separate sitting area and a sleeping room with king-size bed, offering guests exquisite views of the ocean and bustling Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Beyond the guestrooms, B Ocean Resort features spacious lobby and meeting space as well as massive 50 foot skylight, creating that feeling of nostalgia as you step into the hotel. The interior design evokes luxury but in a relaxed and modest ambiance while incorporating natural elements of water and light with marine themed décor, surrounding an eye-catching glass staircase and water feature.
Guests are treated to two outdoor infinity edge swimming pools, a 24-hour state-of-the-art B Active® Fitness Center, two B Indulged Spa Suites and over 14,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space that has expanded onto the second floor.
The second floor Point Room offers floor-to-ceiling windows with an attached spacious outdoor beachfront terrace and equipped with the latest technology, an ideal venue for high end corporate and social events. B Ocean's private beach, pool decks and first level ballroom are also perfect options for large group events, meetings or weddings.
As a full-service property, B Ocean Resort has partnered with Yes Hospitality Group and chef and TV personality, Ralph Pagano to lead the hotel's food and beverage concepts including Naked Crab, Salty Siren, The Clipper grab-n-go, and its world-famous Wreck Bar, a favorite to locals and travelers since the 1950s.
The Wreck Bar was originally designed to resemble an underwater shipwreck highlighted by its expansive aquariums and porthole-shaped views looking into the hotels' main pool where the bar hosts the MeduSirena Mermaid Show, a live underwater aquatic performance every Friday and Saturday night.
The hotel is also furnished with the B brand's key signature elements which include among other touches:
- complimentary FreeB Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel including guest rooms and meeting spaces
- the B Humane Program supports the endangered Green Sea Turtle, a species commonly found on Fort Lauderdale's beaches. Through the program, a plush
sea turtle is available for "adoption" (i.e. purchase) in each guest room, with a portion of the proceeds going towards the cause
- Monscierge®, a digital touchscreen concierge and destination guide (also available via mobile app) offering guests instant access to information on everything from hotel amenities to weather forecasts, flight updates and local attractions
For more information or to book a stay at B Ocean Resort, visit: www.bhotelsandresorts.com/b-ocean/ or contact the resort at 954.564.1000.