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Atlantic Hotel & Spa Receives Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award Nine Years in a Row

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Fort Lauderdale, FL – (February 12, 2014) – The Atlantic Hotel & Spa recently underwent a thorough inspection by one of AAA’s highly trained professional evaluators and they are pleased to announce that they have received the American Automobile Association (AAA) Four Diamond Award for the ninth year in a row!

According to AAA, in order for a property to be considered Four Diamond, establishments must be upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish and the physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.

AAA first started listing accommodation information in its travel publications in the early 1900s. In 1937, the first field inspectors were hired to inspect hotels, motels and restaurants. In 1963, AAA began to rate all accommodations as good, very good, excellent or outstanding. The Diamond rating process, introduced in 1977 for hotels, continues to be recognized as one of the most trusted rating process for North American travelers.

“It is truly a significant accomplishment to achieve the highest level of hospitality; however, the ultimate challenge is to continuously exceed guest expectations on a continual basis,” states Christopher Gould, General Manager of The Atlantic Hotel & Spa.   I am so proud of my team.”

Located in the heart of Florida’s Gold Coast, the stylish and sophisticated Atlantic Hotel & Spa features an ideal setting overlooking the beautiful aquamarine waters of the Atlantic Ocean and miles of pristine golden beaches. The 16-story oceanfront hotel offers 124 spacious studio, one and two bedroom suites as well as luxury Penthouse suites which range in size from very spacious suites that range from 600 square feet to 2,200 square feet. Each suite features a private balcony with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and/or Intracoastal Waterway; chic décor; plush pillow top bedding; oversized bathroom with large marble bath tub, separate shower, and double vanity; 42-inch flat-screen High Definition (HD) television(s) with premium cable and pay-per-view; Bose CD Wave Radio; and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access.   In addition, each studio and suite features a fully-equipped kitchen or kitchenette, with a microwave oven, two-burner stovetop, refrigerator, minibar, Keurig coffee maker, and cookware. Nightly VIP turndown service also is provided.

Amenities at the intimate hotel include the world-class,10,000 square-foot Spa Atlantic. The luxurious European-style spa is a sanctuary that is inspired by the sea and citrus, with services utilizing the world’s most natural ingredients. Spa Atlantic is consistently ranked as one of the area’s leading spas. With exquisite décor and innovative services, this European-inspired sanctuary blends traditional rituals with a holistic approach and shares the hotel’s commitment to deliver the best experience to its guests. Its mantra is to provide a rejuvenating experience that is as therapeutic to the mind and spirit as it is to the body. Many signature treatments incorporate sea and citrus ingredients indigenous to Florida, with the benefits of their purifying properties.

The Atlantic Spa features eight treatment rooms, including two couple’s suites; a full-service salon; spa boutique; and dedicated men’s and women’s areas, complete with relaxation rooms, Jacuzzis, saunas and steam rooms. The resort’s 24-hour fitness center, adjacent to the spa, is available to all spa guests.

In addition to the appealing option of relaxing on the pristine beach, guests are able to enjoy an ocean-view heated pool and whirlpool on the 5th Floor Ocean Terrace. Other offerings at the hotel include concierge services, limousine service, 24-hour valet parking service, 24-hour security, and Business Center.

For meetings and events, the hotel features 5,500 square feet of modern and fully-wired meeting and event space. Meeting options include the 3,300-square-foot Ocean Terrace (which can accommodate groups up to 100 guests); two executive boardrooms (which can accommodate up to 72 guests); a stylish poolside patio oceanfront terrace; and the Sunrise Meeting Room, able to accommodate 48, with picturesque ocean views from the 14th floor. In addition, the hotel’s two- and three-bedroom Penthouse Suites, which are each approximately 2,200 square feet and are situated on the hotel’s top two floors, also provide stunning settings for corporate events and weddings. Also of appeal to groups is the hotel’s expert event planning services, creative catering capabilities, 24-hour business center, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel.

Dining options at the hotel include:  Ocean Market Grille, which serves light fare and frosty cocktails poolside on the 5th floor Ocean Terrace, with breathtaking ocean views; the full-service Beauty and the Feast Bar and restaurant, which provides beautiful Atlantic views from the first floor, inside or on the ocean view patio; and 24-hour room service.

Conveniently situated on Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, the hotel is within walking distance or a short drive to high-fashion boutiques and art galleries (including those on renowned Las Olas Boulevard), shopping malls (such as the popular Galleria Mall), authentic antique shops, renowned museums and theaters, outlet malls, dining, golfing, boat rentals, deep-sea fishing excursions, cruises, entertainment, nightlife, and casinos. Other nearby cultural venues include the Museum of Art – Fort Lauderdale, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Arts & Entertainment District, Stranahan Plantation House, Bonnet House Museum, Museum of Discovery and Science, and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

The hotel is just two miles from Downtown Fort Lauderdale, five miles from the Fort Lauderdale cruise port, six miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, 27 miles from Miami International Airport, and 45 minutes from Miami’s South Beach.

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, where sea breezes mix with contemporary luxury, is an intimate and sophisticated hotel known for its ideal setting, elegant décor, and highly personalized service. Evoking the sense of an exclusive oceanfront club, The Atlantic Hotel & Spa is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and is the only luxury boutique hotel along Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Turning fun and genuine service into long lasting, sun-kissed memories, The Atlantic Hotel & Spa perfectly reflects the luxury of the laidback Florida lifestyle. The hotel is located at 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information or reservations, call (877) 567-8020 or (954) 567-8020, and visit www.AtlanticHotelFL.com.

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