Looking for an escape from the snow and cold for fun in the sun? Well, plan a great escape that combines sunshine with culture, art and culinary highlights with a jaunt to Fort Lauderdale at the Hyatt Centric Las Olas.
You are in the center of all the action when you stay at the Hyatt, downtown Fort Lauderdale’s tallest building. The stylish 238-rooms here are sleek with custom artwork, nautical influences and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning cityscape views.
Hyatt Centric Las Olas is sophisticated, yet laid-back. The property is inspired by the area’s yachting culture and waterfront location, featuring artwork, architecture, lighting and a nautical color palette showcasing its theme of life on the water.
The premiere destination includes Elev8, a sleek pool with larger than life murals, a modern American menu featuring global culinary influences at the hotel’s restaurant, Harborwood Urban Kitchen & Bar, and Nine01, a secret speakeasy hidden inside a standard guest room that transports guests to a bygone era.
100 Las Olas is comprised of a 121-unit residence. The 45-story building offers retail at the base and five levels of parking with spots for 485 cars. The fitness center has Peloton bikes, there is a house Tesla and dog beds are available upon request.
Kick off the day with a bite to eat at Harborwood. For a savory start, dig into the ropa vieja with poached eggs or satisfy your sweet tooth with the lemon poppy ricotta pancakes.
At the helm of Harborwood is award-winning Executive Chef Greg McGowan. He and his team of cooks prepare a modern American menu with globally inspired influences. The peppercorn crusted wagyu sirloin is a hit!
With doors that open right onto the downtown scene, guests have direct access to experience all of the action that fills the city while on vacation. You won’t have to go far to experience the hottest attractions Los Olas has to offer.
Located across the street from the hotel is the NSU Art Museum with its impressive, diverse collections of works. The NSU Art Museum is a gracious partner to Hyatt Centric Las Olas, offering guests a complimentary companion ticket with the purchase of one entry and a discount at the NSU Art Museum store.
A recent exhibit included Lux et Veritas that explores a transformative period in contemporary art by focusing on a generation of artists of color who attended Yale School of Art between 2000 and 2010.
Nearby you can grab lunch at Bodega, a South-Florida classic serving up delicious tacos and treats like the Tequila Cameron taco or the Elote “On a Stick”.
Las Olas is a great area to visit if you’re looking for a Florida destination that offers shopping, dining, cultural activities and beaches without feeling like a tourist, overwhelmed by crowds. Fort Lauderdale is a laid-back alternative to the hustle of nearby Miami. The city is known for its 300+ sunny days a year.
Downtown is relatively calm unlike some bustling scenes along the Florida coast. The beach is a 10 minute drive straight down Las Olas Blvd. Between the Hyatt and beach the Boulevard boasts of being at the forefront of everything from fashion boutiques and art galleries, to restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bars.
Fort Lauderdale is dubbed the Venice of America, and if you’ve never been you’ll see why when you take a scenic night cruise with Riverfront Gondola Tours. Traveling along the still waters with the city lights shimmering on the surface makes for a romantic evening. You’ll get to see the astonishing homes and mega yachts of the rich and famous. Red wine and a charcuterie board of cheese & meats out of a picnic basket from the hotel caps off a perfect eve.
For the more adventurous, sail the canals paddle boarding. Join Natasha and her adorable sidekick pup Mr. beaches for the SupPup Paddle Board Tour. Melissa and Mr. Beaches will lead you in exploring the city’s waterways via paddle board.
Sharpen your targeting skills with axe throwing at Chops + Hops. This one-of-a-kind bar experience is certain to fill your evening with excitement.
For chill time out with friends or family visit Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery This hip food hall is where unique food, craft beer and local art await. Enjoys drinks or dinner at this local hot spot, home to 10 different food & beverage options.
For a light lunch we highly recommend YOT Bar & Kitchen. This waterside hotspot serves amazing drinks and salads where you can view sailing yachts under a light breeze.
A great way to end your stay is for a last dinner and drinks at the Hyatt in downtown Lauderdale’s chicest spot to sip and savor, sans the crowd, Nine01. Located inside a standard guest room, this speakeasy experience throws it back to the roaring 1920s with a sultry ambiance, whimsical cocktails and elevated menu to complement. Get ready for an elevated experience, but you’ll need the password to get in!
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