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Indulge in Urban Oasis

Discover the W Fort Lauderdale

As summer draws to a close and the prospect of back-to-school looms nearer, there’s nothing quite like a quick, restoring getaway to close out the season and help you to kick off the Fall with a clear head. Nestled in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, the W Fort Lauderdale stands tall as the perfect destination to savor those final moments of relaxation. Discover pure bliss by indulging in the chic ambiance, lounging by the serene pool that overlooks the azure ocean or pampering yourself at the world-class spa. The W Fort Lauderdale boasts an array of amenities that will leave you feeling pampered, energized, and ready to face the upcoming months with a sense of rejuvenation and renewal.

I was lucky to be able to stay at this destination resort in June of this year and my trip was nothing short of spectacular. The hotel’s sophisticated design and contemporary aesthetic created an environment that was both trendy and inviting. Not only are you steps away from Fort Lauderdale’s pristine beaches, the world-class pool area, WET East, is the perfect place to go to sip a refreshing cocktail and leave your worries behind. If this isn’t enough to melt away your troubles, pop into the hotel’s AWAY spa and experience a revitalizing treatment. I received a facial during my stay and thoroughly enjoyed my baby soft skin. When you’re done relaxing, head down to the Living Room for a lively and vibrant bar scene. During my stay I was able to enjoy multiple themed experiences such as a game night activation and an art installation, all while sipping on a delicious concoction made by experienced mixologists. Need something to spice up your outfit for the evening? Give a quick call to the 24/7 concierge and experience the epitome of luxury by requesting the hotel’s Luxury Essentials cart. This is a unique feature that is available to guests during their stay at the W Fort Lauderdale. You can have this mobile treasure trove rolled over to your room and borrow some luxe accessories such as Tom Ford sunglasses, Dior headwear and more!

While the W Fort Lauderdale was the star of my getaway, I was also able to explore many local attractions which further enhanced my experience. We had dinner at Rocco’s Tacos on Las Olas Boulevard which was a full-on flavor fest. I recommend going on Taco Tuesday for the ultimate experience! If you are an art enthusiast check out the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale for a collection of thought-provoking exhibits. If you are the type of person who can never decide what to eat for lunch, Sistrunk Marketplace is the place for you. Try an assortment of diverse flavors and culinary delights brought to you by local chefs at this expansive food hall. Seafood lover? Head over to Rivertail for some exquisite dishes with coastal influences that’s located right on the water. After dinner take a walk down by the Wharf to experience the upbeat vibe of the city. Shopping on Las Olas Boulevard is another great way to spend your time in Fort Lauderdale or grab a bike from the hotel to do some exploring of your own. Did you know that Fort Lauderdale is referred to as the Venice of America? The city has many extensive waterways and canals boasting some impressive yachts that sit among the lush palm trees. Breakfast at Sobe Vegan was also a great way to kick-start my day, it is located right downstairs at the hotel and offers a variety of delicious options for plant-based enthusiasts. Ultimately, my favorite part of this getaway was the rug tufting class at Tufting House. This was a unique and immersive artistic adventure where I was able to unleash my creativity as well as take home a memorable keepsake.

All in all, Fort Lauderdale served as a top-tier urban oasis! If you were looking to squeeze in a quick vacation to leave you feeling refreshed and eager to tackle the final months of 2023, I urge you to hop on a plane and in a quick 2.5 hours you can reach a world of luxury and leisure. Let W Fort Lauderdale be your passport to paradise!

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Discover pure bliss by indulging in the chic ambiance, lounging by the serene pool that overlooks the azure ocean or pampering yourself at the world-class spa.

Let W Fort Lauderdale be your passport to paradise!