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B Hotels & Resorts™ Announces Grand Opening Group Offer Called "First To B On Top" At New Flagship Hotel

Free iPAD Sweetens the Deal for Meeting Planners & Group Leaders Booking Groups Now Through 2011 at B Ocean™ Fort Lauderdale

01/6/2011

Planners looking to inspire and re-energize their attendees will B Captivated™ when booking at B Ocean™, the flagship Fort Lauderdale Beach property of the recently announced ‘brand alternative’, B Hotels & Resorts™. In celebration of its December 2010 Grand Opening, B Ocean™ has announced a special group incentive dubbed “First to B on Top™”. The offer rewards any individual or company booking at least $10,000 in revenue – including hotel rooms, function space and food and beverage – with a free iPAD.* The group must be booked before December 30, 2010, and hold their event by December 31, 2011 to qualify.

The meeting and special events function space at B Ocean™ spans the hotel’s entire penthouse floor, inspiring the name B On Top™. B On Top™ boasts 8,000 sq. ft. of flexible function facilities, including:

  • Stunning Views – floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and downtown Fort Lauderdale skyline
  • Infinity Ballroom – an impressive space that accommodates up to 250 people
  • Horizons Junior Ballroom – divides into three breakout rooms, accommodating up to 150 people
  • Impression – a flexible pre-function and meeting area ideal for cocktail hours, receptions and event registrations
  • B Express – an express elevator that takes meeting and event attendees from the ground floor to B on Top™
  • Complimentary Internet access in all public areas and guest rooms, allowing group attendees and hotel guests to B in Touch™ with colleagues, friends and family members

“Since we announced the details of B Ocean™ earlier this month, our meeting and special event inquiries have continued at a rapid pace,” said Christopher Tompkins, Corporate Vice President and Brand Marketing Executive for B Hotels & Resorts™. “During site inspections with our new clients, they are left speechless after the B Express elevators open to B on Top™. The views are truly breathtaking. For corporate meetings and social events of virtually every kind, there is nothing like this on Fort Lauderdale beach. When planners see it for the first time, they’ll know that this is the place to B.” The event books are now open at B Ocean™ Fort Lauderdale and the property will open for business in December 2010. Nightly rates range from $129 to $499, based on season, room type and availability.

For more information, visit www.BOceanFortLauderdale.com or call (888) 66BHOTEL.

About B Hotels & Resorts™
B Hotels & Resorts™ is a ‘brand new’ hotel alternative headquartered in South Florida. The company’s mission is to establish a fresh, innovative and approachable class of upper-upscale hotels that welcomes today’s travelers, both business and leisure, by igniting a genuine emotional connection to the brand. The company has defined a new genre in hospitality – Self-Expression. With a flagship hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and future hotel, resort and boutique destinations globally, the brand incorporates today’s common lifestyle characteristics with unique elements and embraces a broad-spectrum of guests from 30 to 70 years old.

About B Ocean™ Fort Lauderdale
The location and offerings at B Ocean™ Fort Lauderdale are ideally suited for business or pleasure. Conveniently located on Sunrise Boulevard and A1A, guests can B Downtown™ or at the Las Olas art and entertainment district within minutes. Guests can B on Time™, as the hotel is only a short distance from Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International. Upon entering the hotel’s 240 new hotel rooms and suites, guests will B Mesmerized™ by stunning views of the sandy white beaches and colorful shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can tantalize their taste buds with a variety of dining options at B Ocean™ including SAIA, a signature sushi restaurant, B’stro, a unique restaurant concept, the Quench lobby bar, or in the privacy of their guest room through in-room dining. B Ocean™, which makes its debut in December 2010, features several signatures of the brand, including a B Indulged™ spa suite, a B Active™ fitness center, B Adventurous™ local excursion program and more. Additionally, B Ocean™ features a patio bar with an infinity pool, meeting and function space on its B on Top™ penthouse floor, and complimentary wireless internet throughout all guestrooms and public areas.

*One iPAD per group reservation. Terms and conditions subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply. Not valid on existing group contracts. Taxes and services charges are not applicable toward the minimum required spend.

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