Hollywood, Fla.

Right between Miami and Fort Lauderdale is Florida’s Hollywood, with all the great draws of its neighbors to the north and south, including an oceanfront boardwalk and a hip, walkable downtown district.

Towering over the beach here is the 39-story Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, with 998 guest rooms and 200,000 square feet of meeting space. The property unveiled a new Heavenly Spa and fitness center last month. Coming this summer is Pinizimini, a northern Italian restaurant.

To learn more, view our video Q&A with Ed Walls, the Westin Diplomat’s GM, at mcmag.com/videos.