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destination spotlight What's New in Fort Lauderdale GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, in the heart of South Florida, is home to near-endless sunshine, great getaways - and great meetings. With a world-class convention center and thousands of nearby hotel rooms, Fort Lauderdale is a prime spot for beaches and business. To learn more, visit www.sunny.org. NEW HOTELS The Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is expected to open in winter 2017 with 290 expansive studio and suite accommodations, four alfresco dining experiences, a 4,000-square-foot ocean view spa and fitness center, elevated deck oasis with an ocean-facing pool, and 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. The Le Meridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport, formerly Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port Hotel, is undergoing a $30 million renovation and conversion and will feature 245 contemporary guest rooms, 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art flexible meeting 20 space and two redesigned restaurants. The hotel is scheduled to open fall 2017. A new $21 million, 142-room Wyndham Garden Hotel in Dania Beach is expected to open late 2017 and plans to offer casual dining, flexible meeting space and an inviting lobby and lounge. The historic Escape Hotel is being renovated and transformed into the Gale Boutique Hotel, with 96 rooms and 129 condo residences in Fort Lauderdale's North Beach Village. Estimated to open in late 2017, the Gale will feature sleek furnishings and luxury amenities, rooftop sky deck, fitness center and spa, concierge services and pool. In downtown Fort Lauderdale, a dual-branded hotel complex, featuring the Element by Westin Hotel (150 rooms), will offer retail, restaurant, rooftop bar and sky lobby, seventh-floor infinity pool and 12,000 square feet of meeting space. It opens March 2018. Aloft Fort Lauderdale (224 rooms) will also be part of the complex, providing loft-like rooms, all the brand's signature amenities and 1,500 square feet of meeting space in January 2019. ENGAGE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 VOL. 38 NO. 1 WHERE TO EAT American English Kitchen and Bar, a new restaurant in downtown Hollywood, features an eclectic mix of regional American and globally influenced dishes. The Indian Harbor opened earlier this year in The Harbor Shops, serving fresh and flavorful Indian cuisine. It joins La Bamba Mexican & Spanish Restaurant, which also recently opened at The Harbor Shops. Finally, Kitchen Four Twenty serves modern American-style comfort food, combining deli, diner and Southern styles, is the latest from Miami restaurateur Christina Wan of Mandarin House. Coming soon: Bravo TV Top Chef Star JosieSmith Malave will open Bubbles & Pearls, a champagne raw bar in Wilton Manors. ENTERTAINMENT The live music scene heats up with the first Riptide Music & Food Festival on Fort Lauderdale beach, December 3-4, featuring alternative pop bands and bands from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Stay tuned as bands are confirmed and more info becomes available. ■ http://www.sunny.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PMPI Engage - September/October 2016

President’s Message
15 Tips to Make Your Association Meetings Better!
Time Management Techniques for Extremely Busy People
Meetings Thought Leadership
The Road Warrior: Staying Healthy on the Road
Volunteer Spotlight
What’s New in Fort Lauderdale
Welcome, New PMPI Members!
Members on the Move
PMPI Dashboard
Index of Advertisers
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PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - President’s Message
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PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - 15 Tips to Make Your Association Meetings Better!
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PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - Time Management Techniques for Extremely Busy People
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PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - Meetings Thought Leadership
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PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - The Road Warrior: Staying Healthy on the Road
PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - Volunteer Spotlight
PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - What’s New in Fort Lauderdale
PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - Welcome, New PMPI Members!
PMPI Engage - September/October 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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