First opened in 1958 as The Envoy by supermarket tycoon Samuel Friedland, The Diplomat Hotel was the first hotel that was located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami and was a favorite getaway for the rich and famous. After falling into disrepair, the original building was demolished in 1998 and reopened as the Diplomat Beach Resort & Spa, which proudly stands as today.
The rebirth of this iconic hotel brings traditional hospitality, and an ‘escape-to-sunny-shores’ feel with stylish, contemporary accommodations, innovative cuisine and entertainment, modern amenities and facilities and unparalleled hospitality and service. Tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, the Diplomat Beach Resort is a short drive from the boutiques, restaurants, and attractions of The Village at Gulfstream Park and the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk and just a few kilometers from the Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino.
The Diplomat Beach Resort offers over 1,000 beautifully appointed guest rooms and luxury suites that rise 39 floors above a white stretch of beach lapped by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and boast breathtaking views. Designed to be comfortable retreats with contemporary décor and furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows and modern amenities, each room and suite offer a luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of the city below.
Decorated in soothing coastal hues with nautical touches, driftwood accents, and sea-inspired artworks, rooms range in size from 381 to 407 square feet with either ocean or cityscape views. Rooms and suites feature king or queen-size beds with pillowtop mattresses and crisp luxury linens, and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, plush towels and bathrobes, and grand Malin + Goetz bath amenities. Spacious living areas have comfortable seating, work desks and chairs and modern amenities such as flat screen televisions with cable channels, Keurig coffee makers with gourmet coffee, mini fridges, direct dial telephones with voicemail services, radio alarm clocks, air-conditioning, and complimentary wireless Internet.
The Diplomat Beach Resort is a foodie’s paradise with a range of culinary offerings for every palate created by world-class celebrity and Hollywood chefs and renowned mixologists. The Diplomat’s signature steakhouse Diplomat Prime serves award-winning steaks, fresh seafood and other fare accompanied by fine wines from around in the world in an elegant, fine dining setting, while celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television star Geoffrey Zakarian serves a menu of creative Coastal American cuisine at Point Royal.
The Intracoastal Waterway at Bristol’s Burgers and Portico Beer & Wine Garden offer casual fare and light meals along with a variety of beers, wine, and handcrafted cocktails in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. Celebrity chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson brings an exciting new dining concept to the portfolio with modern Japanese Izakaya at Monkitail, and Nuevo Latino Playa offers a touch of Latin America in a festive and vibrant setting. The Hotel Bar provides a journey to some of the world’s most famous hotels with an internationally-inspired menu of iconic cocktails. The casual Canteen offers grab-and-go food and drinks and the family-friendly sweets shop Candy & Cones will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Premium amenities and facilities at The Diplomat Beach Resort range from a beachfront infinity swimming pool with a sundeck, poolside cabanas, sun loungers and umbrellas, two waterfalls and a freeform lagoon pool to a pristine white sandy beach directly in front of the hotel where guests can kayak, paddleboard or pay beach volleyball. The full-service Diplomat Spa provides pampering treatments, massages and other spa and salon services, and the Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club offers a spectacular 18-hole championship golf course and lessons with a tennis pro. The resort’s private marina features a water taxi stop and offers fishing and sailing charters from the Intracoastal Waterway dock, and an exclusive Kids Club provides supervised activities and adventures for children of all ages.
Weddings & Events
The Diplomat Beach Resort features over 200,000 square feet of newly renovated and reinvented flexible event space with spectacular ocean views and an array of modern amenities. Signature areas that can be used in conjunction with the event spaces include a magnificent indoor-outdoor lobby and bar with unparalleled views of the resort's infinity pool, two cascading waterfalls and large lagoon pool with the beach beyond. The resort can cater for up to 5,000 guests for a variety of events and functions from corporate meetings and conferences to weddings, receptions, and grand gala balls.
Venues include the 50,000 square-foot Great Hall, the 20,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, three smaller Ballrooms ranging from 9,000 to 11,000 square feet, and 39 breakout rooms. There are also several outdoor areas with spectacular views and an extensive pre-function space. On-site services include state-of-the-art audiovisual, sound and lighting equipment, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, catering from one of the renowned restaurants attached to the hotel, and professional event planning and management teams to ensure every event runs smoothly.
3555 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019, Phone: 954-602-6000
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