Vacation Like a V.I.P. in Greater Fort Lauderdale This Summer

Three Simple Steps for Finding Outstanding Value While Vacationing Luxuriously

Jun 08, 2010, 14:38 ET from The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With major savings, innovative packages, and indulgent extras, Greater Fort Lauderdale is making it easy to vacation like a V.I.P. this summer. Find outstanding value while living it up in "beach chic" style. Here are a few tips to get started:

  • Visit for your "Vacation like a V.I.P." card and take advantage of dozens of unbeatable "two for one" offers from luxury spas and championship golf to Scuba diving, kayaking, and cultural events, to museums, unique attractions and natural wonders.
  • Book a value-packed hotel vacation package with JetBlue Getaways staring June 16 at Guests will receive a free, customized "Beach Chic" vacation starter kit complete with beach towel, flip-flops, beach ball; a "Vacation like a V.I.P." card; a $25 travel credit per booking for future travel, plus exclusive free room upgrades & much more at participating hotels. JetBlue flies non-stop to Fort Lauderdale from many US cities.
  • Pack your bags, sunscreen, swimsuit and board shorts and get ready to dip your toes into Greater Fort Lauderdale's golden sands and clear waters now!

It is easy to feel like a V.I.P. with the dazzling style, service, and sumptuous comfort of Greater Fort Lauderdale's Lauderdale Luxe Collection of properties, especially with extra-value summer packages and special rates. This exclusive group includes The Atlantic Hotel; Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort; Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina; Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa; Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa; Lago Mar Resort & Club; The Pillars at New River Sound; The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; W Fort Lauderdale; The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale; and The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, for example, offers rates from $299 per night through September 30, 2010. At the W Fort Lauderdale, the "Play" experience includes two cool cocktails, daily parking, and a "wonderful room you'll love at a wow-worthy rate." The Hyatt Regency Bonaventure and Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six feature a special "Classic Family Vacation," with full breakfasts and kids' snack amenities included, as well as 50 percent savings on a second room and 15 percent discounts on spa services.

The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina offer a wide variety of summer packages, including "The Great Getaway" package, with 25 percent savings. The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is offering summer savings of 20 percent off best available rates, and at The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, guests pay rates equivalent of their birth year for second and third nights of the stay. Born in 1960? Pay only $60. And, the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa offers special value-added rates for pre- and post-cruise stays among its many summer packages.

Other offers guaranteed to make any traveler feel like a V.I.P. include The Atlantic Hotel's spa package that features upgrades to a Grande Deluxe Oceanfront guest room with large private balcony, 20 percent off all spa services and $100 per day in spa credits. Lago Mar Resort & Club features "The Reserve" Wine Package, including a three course gourmet dinner for two with a select glass of wine in the hotel's bistro, a beach cabana for the day and taxes and gratuities.  And, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino features a "Cool Water" package with savings of up to 50 percent.

All in all, for anyone who wants to be treated like a V.I.P. on vacation and enjoy vacation bargains at the same time, the place to be is in sunny Greater Fort Lauderdale.

About JetBlue Airways

New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. In 2009, the carrier ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Low-Cost Carriers in North America" by J.D. Power and Associates, a customer satisfaction recognition received for the fifth year in a row. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit for details. JetBlue serves 60 cities with 600 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit

About Greater Fort Lauderdale

From the sawgrass to the seagrass, Greater Fort Lauderdale boasts more than 34,000 lodging accommodations at a variety of hotels, luxury spa resorts, and Superior Small Lodgings reflecting a "beach chic" vibe. Visitors enjoy 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches, discover 300+ miles of inland waterways that run from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Everglades, dine at thousands of restaurants and eateries, get immersed in a thriving arts and culture scene and indulge in top shopping. For more info, contact the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 22-SUNNY or visit

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SOURCE The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau