Hotel REVUE: W. Fort Lauderdale

W. Fort Lauderdale is an expansive 517-room boutique hotel that takes up an entire city block and sits adjacent to Fort Lauderdale beach. It is located right across the street from the Las Olas Boulevard strip which is filled with restaurants, art galleries, and nightlife. With its full-service amenities and convenient location, there’s plenty to do both within and beyond its doors.

The W. Fort Lauderdale was built in 2009 and underwent major renovations in 2017. Interiors retain their boutique modern appeal while offering plenty of options for guests who want to take a laid-back trip and spend as little time as possible indoors. Only a ten-minute walk from Las Olas Boulevard, there’s plenty to do beyond the hotel property, from outdoor dining at lively restaurants, perusing art galleries, and mingling with eclectic Floridians and visitors alike. The exterior of the hotel is mostly glass reflecting the blue hues of clear Florida skies and deep aqua of the sea, and the building’s shape is designed to complement the ocean’s waves.

Two pools are located on the premises. The pool in the West tower offers a mellow ambiance and is perfect for having cocktails with friends or reading a book under the sun. The East tower pool hosts live DJ parties where guests can dance and kick back in the Living Room area which is designed for those looking to enjoy outdoor events in or out of the pool. Guests can also enjoy small bites that are served at both pool areas. 

The most notable amenities offered at W. Fort Lauderdale  are the many on-site restaurants where dishes can be ordered for food service. Boasting a partnership with James Beard award winning Chef Stephen Starr, the menus and room service options were developed by the illustrious chef. Start the day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the cafe that shares space with authentic Mexican restaurant El Vez. Dine-in or order delicious steak and seafood dinners from Steak 95 that features a contemporary, low-lit dining room  with an amazing aquarium that doubles as a display with beautiful glowing jellyfish. Visit Sushi Bar to enjoy traditional sushi made fresh with specialty fish that is imported from Japan. All of these options are available without leaving the hotel premises. 

All-inclusive amenities include a top of the line gym that offers personal trainers for an additional fee,  self-serve fresh fruit and berries, and a world class spa fit for anyone looking for extra relaxation. Guests are also welcome to enjoy daily yoga classes, boot camp workout sessions, bike rentals, water bottles for the beach, and private beach chairs and umbrellas that are reserved for hotel patrons. 

W. Fort Lauderdale also has over 40,000 square feet of event space inside the hotel that is perfect for gathering guests and relatives for your special day. Whether it’s the actual wedding ceremony, the after-party, or a dinner reception, the W team can ensure that no detail is overlooked with a number of event planning resources that can help add the finishing touches to any event. The concierge service, referred to as W Insiders, can also help you snag tickets for events, entry into exclusive clubs, and reservations at highly sought out local restaurants. 

Finally, one of the most popular features is the P.A.W. policy, otherwise known as the “pets are welcome“ policy. The hotel offers pet-friendly room service menus, also developed by Chef Starr, custom dog beds, bowls, treats, bark boxes, special hotel swag, and balcony tinkle turf pads. 

W. Fort Lauderdale has thought of everything to make your stay as stress free as possible. Whether you’re planning to elope, celebrate your wedding on site, or just relax after the big day, the W. Fort Lauderdale has the space, resources, and team to make your stay perfect.