Fresh off a $100 million transformation, the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla., is now part of Hilton's Curio Collection, a global portfolio of upper upscale resorts that Hilton has handpicked for their "unique characters and personality."
"We are excited to launch a revolutionary way to vacation through the introduction of the newly redesigned Diplomat Beach Resort. We have created a destination for all travelers, offering unparalleled experiences through carefully curated programming, dining destinations and spaces meant for celebrations," said Shai Zelering, managing director and head of asset management at Thayer Lodging Group, Brookfield Hotel Properties, which owns the resort. "The Diplomat Beach Resort is now the area's go-to resort, bringing locals and travelers together at the epicenter of Hollywood, Fla., to indulge in specialty services and amenities rooted in local inspiration with impeccable designs."
Opened in 1958, the historical hotel's renovations include an interior-design makeover to all 1,000 guest rooms; expanded food-and-beverage offerings, which now include 10 culinary destinations, including a burger spot, an ice cream parlor, a steakhouse and a Japanese restaurant; and a new full-service spa offering views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The resort -- which is now all-inclusive -- has a 24-hour fitness center, two beachfront pools, specialty cabanas created by fashion designer Trina Turk, and 209,000 square feet of meeting space, including four ballrooms, 39 breakout rooms, a 33rd-floor lounge and several outdoor special-event areas.
"As one of our first hand-picked Curio Collection by Hilton hotels, we are proud of this iconic resort's legacy and thrilled to support the Diplomat Beach Resort's re-birth," said Mark Nogal, global head of the collection. "Having hosted everyone from celebrities to politicians, the fully reimagined property in South Florida continues to be an exciting and storied part of our fast-growing collection, as it enters a new era of welcoming and entertaining guests."