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									                           WHAT’S NEW IN GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE

CRUISE & pLAY
Port Everglades, the cruise ship capital of the world, welcomes 15 cruise
lines and more than 50 cruise ships. With the second of Royal Caribbean’s
5,400-passenger Oasis-class ship, Allure of the Seas, offering year-round
weekly sailings, and a new long-term agreement with Carnival Corporation,
Port Everglades is poised to continue to be a top port of call for cruisers.
Four other newly built cruise ships debuted at Port Everglades this season:
Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam, Seabourn Cruise Line’s Seabourn
Sojourn; and Cunard Line’s new Queen Elizabeth, arrives January 2011. And,
P&O Cruises has three cruise ships calling at Port Everglades for the first
time, the new Azura, Aurora, and Ventura (January 2011). Check out Greater
Fort Lauderdale’s We Love Cruisers deals at www.sunny.org/cruiseandplay


                            SUNNY SKIES
                            Airlines at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport fly nonstop to more U.S.
                            cities than any other airport in South Florida. FLL offers new or increased nonstop
                            service to 46 domestic and international destinations for the winter of 2010-11. Jet-
                            Blue has added non-stop service from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
                            (DCA) as well as service from Hartford, CT. Spirit Airlines, Greater Fort Lauderdale’s
                            hometown airline, starts service from Dallas, TX; Charleston, WV; Latrobe, PA; Ni-
                            agara Falls and Plattsburgh, NY. Allegiant started new, nonstop service from Elmira,
                            NY and Savannah, GA in November 2010. Condor offers three flights per week from
                            Frankfurt, Germany beginning April 2011. FLL experienced increased growth in avail-
                            able seats, positioning it as the number one airport in Florida and fourth in the US.


ShOp ChIC
Sawgrass Mills Mall, the largest designer discount outlet mall in the country
celebrates its 20th anniversary in style with the opening of the new Outlet
Store-Bloomingdale’s at the Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills. This
open-air promenade area of the mall recently expanded with such stores as
Canali, Giorgio Armani General Store, Tag Heuer, Tommy Bahama Outlet,
True Religion Jeans, and Tumi. Attention Prada fans: Florida’s first Prada
luxury outlet opens at Sawgrass Mills in December 2010!


CURTAIN CALLS
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, one of the top ten facilities of its size in the country, celebrates 20
years of star-studded lineups. This season’s “Broadway Across America” series includes “Cats” (December),
“Rock of Ages” (December), “Les Misérables” (January), “West Side Story” (February), “Wicked” (March-April),
“Hair” (June), “Mamma Mia” (July).


VATICAN SpLENDOR AT mUSEUm OF ART
The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale welcomes another blockbuster exhibition with the Vatican Splendors: A
Journey through Faith and Art, Jan 29 through May 8, 2011. Experience 2,000 years of Vatican art, history, cul-
ture and religion are presented through works by masters including Michelangelo, Bernini, Giotto and Guercino,
and objects dating back to the first century.


              GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
100 E. Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 • (954) 765-4466 • www.sunny.org • twitter.com/visitlauderdale
                                                                                                                 Nov 2010
                           NEW HOTELS IN GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE

 VERY ACCOmmODATING
 From luxury beach resorts to Superior Small Lodgings, Greater Fort Lauderdale boasts 33,000 hotel rooms
 from Hollywood to Deerfield. Several new hotels conveniently located near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
 International Airport, Port Everglades cruise port and the Broward County Convention Center have opened in
 2010, including Choice Hotels’ 119-room Cambria Suites Fort Lauderdale/Dania Beach (Jan 2010), Crowne
 Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port (Feb 2010) with 150-rooms, the 149-room Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale
 Airport-South (Jan 2010) and the 143-room Hyatt Summerfield Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport-South (Mar 2010).
 Other new and renovated properties include:

                              B Hotels & Resorts, an innovative new lifestyle hotel brand based in South Florida,
                              will open its flagship property, B Ocean Fort Lauderdale, this winter on Fort Lauder-
                              dale Beach. B Ocean will offer 240-rooms, complimentary internet access, 8,000
                              square-feet of meeting and event space, and unique dining concepts. B Hotels &
                              Resorts represents a service culture allowing individuals the ability to communicate
                              their personal desires in an all new brand language.


 Guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, the destination’s only five-diamond
 hotel, now have access to the new Club Lounge, which is included as a feature
 of all Residential Suite reservations and to other guests on a limited basis.
 This “hotel within a hotel” offers a dedicated concierge and a relaxed lounge
 environment where continuous culinary offerings add to the enjoyment. The
 hotel has introduced VIP Oceanfront Cabana packages, along with a wine
 tastings series in its 5,000-bottle wine vault and wine bar room.

                              NEW FOR GROUPS:
                              The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa offers a new environmentally-friendly way to
                              balance carbon emissions from the energy used by groups meeting at the hotel.
                              For a flat fee of $250, Carbon Balanced Events, Powered by EarthEra will power
                              the event with clean renewable energy. The Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
                              debuted a new 10,000 sq. ft. oceanfront ballroom in January 2010. A wall made
                              entirely of glass serves as a virtual window to the ocean and beach.


 The new Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, formerly the Sheraton Yankee Clip-
 per, has completed a $30-million revival. Now open, the 1950’s frame underwent an
 extensive renovation to the exterior, the 485-guestrooms including 15 suites, meet-
 ing space, public areas, restaurants and bar. Dos Caminos Mexican Cantina joins
 the hotel’s other dining options, which include the Wreck Bar with live mermaids,
 Link@Sheraton Café, and poolside bar and grill.

                              The Pillars, a Superior Small Lodging property and member of the Small Luxury
                              Hotels of the World, renovated guest rooms and added a new formal dining room,
                              wine bar and elegant lobby area. Suites were created out of smaller rooms and
                              designer Zeke Fernandez created new fine dining space for newly arrived Chef
                              Youssef Hammi.


 North America’s first and only full-service gay hotel opens in Greater Fort Lauder-
 dale in February 2011. The 62-room Royal Palms will offer a spa, gym, café and
 bar. The hetero-friendly resort will be aimed toward GLBT clientele. For GLBT
 activities in Greater Fort Lauderdale, visit new mobile site sunny.org/mildtowild.


              GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
100 E. Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 • (954) 765-4466 • www.sunny.org • twitter.com/visitlauderdale
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