Diplomat Beach Resort Unveils $100 Million UpdateWill Speros • April 12, 2017
The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida has completed its $100 million renovation from HBA. Part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, the revamped resort boasts a new modern look that also pays tribute to the resort’s legacy as Floridian social hub, first launching in 1958.
The resort boasts more than 1,000 guestrooms, including 515 king rooms, 484 double rooms, and a presidential suite. All accommodations are designed to maximize oceanfront views of the Atlantic Ocean, anchoring the design with the natural setting. Curated artwork is also woven throughout the property for a localized flair. Suites are appointed with a mixture of midcentury elements along with refreshing ocean tones accented with handtufted rugs, natural wood furnishings, driftwood headboards, and other nautical touches. Rooms are also categorized as either sunrise or sunset rooms. Earthy tones with blue accents add a sense of calm in sunrise rooms, which feature tactile rope accents, vintage artwork, and custom carpeting that recalls local coral and sand patterns. Sunset rooms are clad in a subtler, organic scheme.
The resort is also home to 10 F&B concepts including the 1950s-inspired steakhouse Diplomat Prime, the indoor-outdoor Point Royal, and the beachfront Latin concept Playa. In addition to two beachfront pools, the resort is also equipped with a Dip + Slide water playground for kids.
Wellness is promoted across the 24-hour fitness center, full-service spa, and Trina Turk-designed cabanas spread along the second-floor pool deck. Featured among the property’s 209,000 square feet of flexible function and meeting space is the 50,000-square-foot Great Hall, 39 breakout rooms, and four ballrooms including the 20,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, which frames the Atlantic.