What better way to escape the winter chill in New York than heading to sunny Florida. Who isn’t looking for a quick flight, low airfares and that perfect ocean front hotel these days? Well if you’re smart, you’ll buy your ticket to Fort Lauderdale – a short drive from Miami, but world away from Miami’s overcrowded, tourist bound shores.
Dont get me wrong, I adore Miami, but you’ll definitely find value-for-money deals in Fort Lauderdale.
My number one tip? Treat yourself to a stay at the W hotel FL. Its everything you could ask for in a luxury hotel – especially if traveling solo or even with a group of friends. Its young, fresh, with great service, fabulous pool, stunning views and classic beach-side interiors.
A little about what you can expect from your room or suit.. incredible ocean and bay views, the legendary W Bed and indulgent Bliss® spa amenities. I love the Bliss Spa facial wash.. where better to use it than in your huge bath tube over looking the ocean.. yup, life is good from the 15th floor.
Make sure you give the “WhateverWhenever” concierge service a call to cater to your every Princess whim.. whether it its to arrange a complementary car to the local shopping destination, or a facial in the privacy of your own room.. test them – they’ll rise to the challenge.
Dinning alone? Not to worry, head downstairs to the W’s fabulous Steak 954, which has a great bar which serves a full dinner too. With a health conscious Florida crowd to please, the menu is super healthy and really delicious. Order the shrimp cocktail – trust me on this one!
Now Fort Lauderdale is definitely not Miami – so its not as cool, nor does it have the kinda of shopping Miami has, but really this vacay will be about you getting your tan on by day and chilling out at some decent restaurants at night.
Take the hard work out of choosing your next North American vacation – if you want beach, pool, hassle free holiday – W Hotel Fort Lauderdale is the way to go.
Couple of money saving tips:
-book on a early week; Mon/Tues are best
-book outside of popular holiday periods
-refrain from using the internet in your room which is an additional change and of course go easy on the room service