Ft. Lauderdale’s Pelican Grand Beach Resort
By Ronda M. Parag
Summertime is the ideal time for a beach escape and there is no better place than Ft. Lauderdale’s Pelican Grand Beach Resort. As part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection, Pelican Grand offers 156 guest rooms and suites. The causal Florida décor invites a relaxed vibe. Recent renovations in the rooms include new carpet, paint, wall coverings, linens, upholstery and artwork with a coastal-chic theme. Additional property renovations included the creation of the Sky Suite penthouse on the 12th floor, along with a newly decorated 11th Ocean View Suite, plus additional meeting space and the PURE Spa.
The private beachfront of the resort provides a relaxing spot to soak up the sun. Chairs and umbrellas are provided to guests. While many rooms offer city views, make sure to reserve a beachfront view, where you’ll be able to watch a stunning sunrise from the private balcony. The resort’s zero entry pool provides plenty of relaxation, if you don’t want to deal with the beach sand. The resort also offers Ft. Lauderdale’s only lazy river. Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy floating around the river. Activities around the pool are planned daily, weather permitting, of course.
There really is no need to leave the resort for a delicious meal. OCEAN2000 serves up a tasty menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The dinner menu offers a selection of locally sourced seafood and grass fed beef, along with tapas plates. Lining the oceanfront verandah are classic rocking chairs, which are a great place to plant yourself for an evening cocktail. The restaurant also offers a series of monthly “Evening Under the Moon” events, where guests can dine under the full moon with a five course, pre-fix menu and view the moon and stars through a telescope. The Pelican Grand Beach Resorts location, directly on the beach, is also one of the only places in Fort Lauderdale to offer tables set atop sand dunes for intimate “Toes in the Sand” dining al fresco, by day or under the stars.
The kids will enjoy a scoop or two of ice cream at the old-fashioned Emporium. Specialties include coffee treats, sundaes, shakes and gourmet bakery items. Located just off the lobby is the O2K Lounge that provides light bites and hand-crafted cocktails.
For added bliss and relaxation, the PURE Spa on the 11th floor rooftop offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, with its floor-to-ceiling windows. The small, yet impeccably designed Spa offers three-indoor treatment rooms and two-outdoor spa cabanas, along with two oceanfront manicure/pedicure stations. Whether it’s a facial, massage or body treatment, the team at PURE Spa will work together to create treatments called PURE You, where everything is personalized.
Available now through September 30 is the “Summer Celebration Escape” that includes two-night ocean view suite accommodations, house made strawberry vanilla cake for two, Midsummer Eve dinner for two at OCEAN2000, fresh wildflower vase welcome amenity, strawberry infused mimosas upon arrival and evening turn down with wild flowers under guests’ pillows. M
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