Located in Plantation (West Fort Lauderdale), Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Plantation is convenient to Westfield Broward Mall and Frank Veltri Tennis Center. This hotel is within close proximity of Nova Southeastern University and Buehler Planetarium and Observatory.
Make yourself at home in one of the 149 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, currency exchange, and express check-in. This hotel has 3 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
At Baby Otter Swim School, a team of nationally certified instructors demystifies the water for infants and adults alike, thwarting tragedy with techniques for lifelong safety. After raising their own children to fear neither pools nor natural bodies of water, owners Mindy and Marlene pioneered their flagship Turn, Kick, Reach program—a method that teaches children 10 months and older how to handle a spill into the water—as a tool for preventing drowning. For other classes, they follow a five-day model that demonstrates basic and advanced aquatic skills, such as mastering strokes or putting out fires with nothing more than a drinking straw, a glass of water, and elbow grease. Their curriculum has helped firefighter and police cadets, three-month-old babies, senior citizens, and celebrities. Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson grew so enamored of the program after it taught him to swim that he became the school's spokesperson and set out on a water-safety campaign featured in the Sun Sentinel. Gwyneth Paltrow has also praised the instructors for the "tremendous confidence" that her daughter, Apple, gained as a result of the training.
Board-certified cardiologist Dr. Ariel Soffer, a graduate of the prestigious Cedars Sinai/UCLA residency program, former chief of medicine of the Hollywood Medical Center, former doctor for the Florida Panthers, clinical assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University, and chief medical expert for WPLG ABC Local 10 News leads Soffer Health, which offers multiple practices and specialized departments. One such department is the Soffer Vein Institute, where a diverse menu of vein treatments helps female and male patients to achieve comely legs. Dr. Soffer is so proficient in laser treatments for varicose veins that he has trained dozens of physicians to use his endovenous laser-ablation techniques to heat varicose veins directly and cause them to seal and disappear more quickly than rabbits at a magicians? convention. Complimented by Dr. Oz as a world expert in veins, click here to watch his interview with Dr. Oz. He also uses traditional, ultrasound-guided, and foam-sclerotherapy treatments to eliminate unwanted varicose and spider veins.
Although each of their dishes is made without gluten, animal products, or refined sugar, Green Wave Cafe proves that raw, vegan food can tempt palates. The eatery earned laurels in 2010 for being the Best Raw Food Restaurant according to the New Times Broward-Palm Beach for flavorful dishes "that actually satisfy." Among such edibles is a vegan chocolate ice cream that tastes close to "the real thing."
All dishes are made onsite daily, and the only cooked dish on the menu is the soup of the day. The hummus sandwich is made from chick peas sprouted in pure ionized water. The lettuce taco boats, which the staff calls one of its most popular dishes, include with housemade guacamole and vegan p?t? rich with Mexican seasoning. Raw-food enthusiasts can also fill their baskets at the Monday farmers' market or earn raw-food certification with cooking classes.
A tablespoon of honey, chopped and pressed vegetables, and a pinch of salt: it?s not the recipe for a summer salad, but for Luna Skin Care and Spa?s customized organic body treatments. Within the confines of their small and personable salon, the treatments mix raw, organic ingredients while the client waits, ensuring maximum freshness and a blend that caters to favorite fragrances and personal skincare needs. The spa?s owner Marianela Arauco, a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician for over 15 years, specializes in a variety of massages, including shiatsu, Japanese acupressure, and reflexology. Her hands sweep over skin, helping to treat issues such as chronic anxiety, muscle tension, or the inability to remove cruel signs taped onto one?s back by guidance counselors.
Even as a young girl, Dr. Annette Middelhof knew she wanted to be a doctor. She followed that dream to the University of Puerto Rico, where she earned her dental degree, and then to New York City, where she completed advanced training at hospitals affiliated with Cornell University and Cornell Medical Center.
Now presiding over her own practice in Florida, Enchanting Dentistry, Dr. Middelhof uses the latest dental techniques and equipment, such as Picasso soft-tissue laser technology, which can precisely cut tissue during surgical procedures or perfectly slice sandwiches during a working lunch. Dr. Middelhof maintains a friendly, relaxing manner whether she?s performing a general treatment or cosmetic procedure, and she makes sure to keep her patients informed during each step.