FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2014) - Travelers looking to stay someplace in Fort Lauderdale that's as stylish as the people who live there will appreciate the newly remodeled Courtyard Fort Lauderdale East. Following a multimillion-dollar, top-to-bottom renovation, the hotel welcomes guests with a new lobby, a new restaurant and new guest rooms. But perhaps most important is the hotel's updated aesthetic, which feels sleek yet sunny and makes the property a top choice among hotels near Fort Lauderdale Beach.

When the hotel hosted its open house on June 4, 2014, there were many features to attract the crowd of celebrants that included the city's mayor, Jack Seiler. Few hotels in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after all, can match this property's enticing blend of beach-chic style and value-added amenities like free parking and Internet access. The hotel also offers complimentary transportation in the local area, including the beach, which is just minutes away. But the surprises began before visitors even stepped inside the building, thanks to the new landscaping that whispers of tropical escapes via colorful bromeliads, exotic orchids, swaying palm trees and fragrant oleanders.

The lobby picks up where the landscaping leaves off. Changes to this vibrant, flexible space went far deeper than just the cosmetic. Walls were eliminated to create better view lines and bring in more natural light from the refinished pool and whirlpool area. Versatile gathering spaces like the new business center (featuring Mac computers), media pods (with private television screens), GoBoard (for the latest travel information) and theater (with a large, flat-screen television) were also created.

But the arrival of The Bistro heralded perhaps the biggest change for the lobby. Now guests can enjoy far more than a breakfast buffet during their stay. The fresh, healthy menus for breakfast and dinner include Starbucks coffee in the morning, cocktails in the evening and a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers.

The lobby's upscale new color scheme of vibrant reds and rich browns is complemented by custom accessories in ocean blues and whites. The overall effect distinguishes the property from other hotels near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Courtyard properties in general. And this organic, sun-and-sea ambience carries through to the guest rooms where custom finishes like modern grass wallpaper, chevron-patterned carpets and white louvered closet doors create a sense of luxury. Walls have been removed and doors have been repositioned to create larger bathrooms, many of which now house large showers with upscale curved glass doors.

The hotel offers an ideal location only a mile from the beach and convenient to shopping, dining, activities and entertainment. Between the guest rooms' lavish ambience, the lobby's functionality and the décor's beach-side sophistication, the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale East is a practical way to live the good life while in South Florida.

About the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale East
Recently renovated and conveniently located, the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale East welcomes travelers with service and style. Large guest rooms invite visitors to embrace the beach lifestyle with private balconies, Ritz-Carlton-style bedding, free Wi-Fi, refrigerators and flat-screen HDTVs. Of course, with a refinished, heated outdoor pool and whirlpool on property, guests don't have to stay in their rooms to relax. The remodeled lobby's modern style and flexible seating make an ideal place to mingle or catch up on work, while the adjoining Bistro offers plenty of healthy breakfast and dinner options to keep travelers energized. Unique among North Fort Lauderdale hotels, the property even offers complimentary transportation to places within a three-mile radius, making it easy to see major attractions like the beach and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

Contact Information:

Courtyard Fort Lauderdale East
5001 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308