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B Hotels & Resorts® and B Ocean Fort Lauderdale continue to make headlines with special announcements and offerings, new programs and hotel packages and one-of-a-kind exclusive guests-only events. To learn more, simply read below and you'll know why you'll often find B In The News!
From L.A. to B Ocean Hotel proves quite a tripShare
Where the "B" is.....
It began with some serious in-flight turbulence with your LA Travel stuck,Â bouncing around in the bathroom. The Virgin pilot did warn us, but when youâ€™veÂ got to go you go.Â The rest of the flight (and trip) moved alongÂ smoothly.
Virgin America offersÂ most non-stop flights and best fares to FortÂ Lauderdale from Los Angeles. The airline also gives passengers top notchÂ inflight service and amenities. Similarly the B Ocean is not only oneÂ of the best values in South Florida for room rates, food and beverages, itâ€™s theÂ most delightfully idiosyncratic hotels around. Consider it, if you will, for aÂ fun spring break or break from reality.
The hotel is ideal for people from Los Angeles who fly to Fort Lauderdale toÂ board a cruise. The three hour time change makes it impossible to arrive on timeÂ for the usual 5 PM departure unless you book a red eye. Thatâ€™s the reason yourÂ savvy Travel Diva/cruise expert stayed at the B Oceanâ€”to â€śBâ€ť on time forÂ embarkation on the Seabourn Sojourn. We are now on board the spiffy shipÂ heading to Monte Carlo (which you will read more about and on my National CruiseÂ Examiner site:Â http://http://www.examiner.com/cruise-88-in-national/patti-pietschmann).Â Â But for now letâ€™s stick with the â€śBâ€ť.
The year old property plays off the name every way possible from the bâ€™stro on the beach (sic), to promos such as â€śB Our Guestâ€ť, â€śBÂ where you want to Bâ€ť, â€śB activeâ€ť, and a lot of other â€śbsâ€ť which are printed andÂ placedÂ in your room.Â Thereâ€™s an amazing over-sized iPad-like deviceÂ in the lobby that links you up with every tourist option from restaurants toÂ attractions.
Even the spa is unusual. Itâ€™s actually a suite on the second floor whereÂ guests go for massages that are pure b-liss especially when performed by MariaÂ or Katia.Â The tiny fitness room would not pass muster with activeÂ Angelenos, but then the ocean and a long stretch of beach awaits joggers andÂ swimmers just across the street. There is also a small pool on property.Â Â Other amenities include free WiFi and local calls, $5 snacks in your room, aÂ plush sea turtle on every bed, and free (really good) morning coffee.
The highlight of the hotel is the food served in two restaurants:Â SAIA,Â which features Nobu qualityÂ Asian tapas and the bâ€™stro with its own take on French fare. Stay tuned for moreÂ about both in â€śDiva discoveriesâ€ť that is coming soon to this page.Â B HotelÂ manager Joel Darr is particularly proud of the cuisine.Â â€śOpen Table calls SAIA the best Asian restaurant in SouthÂ Florida,â€ť Joel boasted. â€śBut, the bâ€™stroâ€™s always a favorite with guests, localsÂ and my wife, â€śhe added.
Joel describes his hotelâ€™s style as whimsical, sensitive, fun, humane andÂ adult-friendly.Â â€śWeâ€™re not meant for kids and we donâ€™t accept pets,â€ť heÂ explained.There are so many unique touches that define this hotel that you justÂ have to B there.
B OceanÂ Hotel, 999 Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Â Â Phone: 954-564-1000.
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