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Fort Lauderdale Luxury Resorts

June 11, 2010 10:10 ET

Pent-Up Travel Demand Sparks Beach-Bound Getaway at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Free Kids' Meals, Daily $50 Credit & 20% Savings on Dining, Shopping & Spa; Brand New Kids' Clubhouse With Custom Surf Simulator, Underwater Digital Cameras & Personalized Photo Souvenirs

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - June 11, 2010) -  A recent Deloitte survey reports that 65% of people will travel between Memorial Day and Labor Day and 31% of people who previously postponed a vacation are ready for one now.* Just in time for these renewed travel passions, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has completed a $50 million renovation and is enticing travelers and their families to experience the transformed resort this summer with great Fort Lauderdale hotel deals. The Beach-Bound Getaway includes free kids' meals for ages 12 and under (breakfast, lunch and dinner for up to four children with paying adult, daily savings up to $120), 20% off all resort outlets including restaurants, shops and The Spa at Harbor Beach, and a daily $50 resort credit. For dining, guests can alternate between the new Sea Level Restaurant & Ocean Bar overlooking the region's largest private beach and the award-winning 3030 Ocean helmed by Chef Dean Max. Available throughout the year, the Beach-Bound Getaway starts at $259 per night.**

A surefire draw for kids, The Surf Club is a freestanding kids' clubhouse featuring a custom-built Hawaiian Surf Simulator which allows up to four children at a time to "surf" the waves. The clubhouse, the finishing touch of the $50 million redesign, also includes a theater room with stadium seating, a 65" plasma television over a stage and over-sized bean bag chairs, as well as a media room with four Macs, two additional televisions and two Xbox 360s. Four underwater digital cameras are available for kids' use with a child-friendly photo formatting program for downloads. Surf Club kids can then take their individual photos and make personalized souvenirs with supervised use of heat presses; souvenirs include t-shirts, puzzles, mouse pads, mugs and more. 

To keep up with Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa's latest news, events and special promotions please visit the resort on Facebook and Twitter.

For Beach-Bound Getaway reservations visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/fllsb-harbor-beach-marriott-resort-and-spa/ and enter promotional code SPU. For resort information visit www.marriottharborbeach.com or call 800-222-6543.

Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, a four-diamond rated resort tucked away on 16 oceanfront acres, is Fort Lauderdale's classic destination resort. The resort completed a $25 million rooms and suites renovation that makes its accommodations as warm and relaxed as its private beach. All 650 guest rooms and suites feature 32-inch flat screen televisions and deluxe Marriott ® bedding with down comforters, cotton-rich sheets and feather pillows. Guests enjoy the convenience of high-speed Internet access, two-lined telephones with message service, data ports, TV with PlayStation capability, in-room safes, individual climate control, mini-bar and more. Most accommodations offer private balconies. Listed in "100 Best Spas of the World," the Spa at Harbor Beach is a 20,000-square-foot seaside oasis with 17 private treatment rooms, a private spa pool, sauna, whirlpool, eucalyptus steam rooms, private lockers, fitness center, yoga and Pilates classes and motion studio overlooking the ocean. 3030 Ocean is the hotel's upscale specialty restaurant offering fresh American seafood creations. Guests looking for a more casual dining experience can visit Riva and Sea Level Restaurant and Ocean Bar. The resort also offers 40,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space 20,000 square feet of outdoor oceanfront terraces and 200,000 square feet of sparkling beach for signature events. Located just 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Harbor Beach Resort offers guests tropical seclusion with all the exciting dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural options of the city at its doorstep. Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa received the South Florida Business Journal's 2008 Business of the Year award and remains one of the finest Fort Lauderdale Beach blvd. hotels.

*http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article46010Leisure_Travel_on_the_Rise__ Deloitte_Survey_Suggests_Consumers_Are_Warming_Up_To_Memorial_Day_and_ Summer_Vacations.html
**Based on availability, rate does not include tax or surcharges. Resort credit can be used at The Spa at Harbor Beach, Surf Club or any of the property's dining and retail outlets. Advance reservations required.