The Diplomat Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton - Hotel Review
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The golf course property of The Diplomat Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton in Hollywood, Florida, is one of the country's largest and most technologically-sophisticated
destinations. This legendary beachfront hotel has even hosted the likes of Harry
Truman, Ronald Reagan, Jackie Gleason and Bing Crosby.
is one thing, but immense another. The atrium entrance soars
like a Gothic cathedral and makes the rows of palm trees
around a freeform sculpture in the lobby look like
potted plants. While being escorted to rooms, guests are regaled
with delights: a 240-foot infinity-edge pool, two outdoor
jacuzzis, a private beach, nightly entertainment, a 30,000-square-foot
spa, an 18-hole golf course and ten clay tennis courts. It becomes
obvious that the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton is a self-contained, state-of-the-art pleasure dome.
1,060 guest rooms are a blend of luxury exemplified by
Westin's famous ten-layer "Heavenly Bed" and amenities
like granite-and-marble bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers,
plantation shutters that open on stunning views of the Atlantic
Ocean and/or Intracoastal Waterway, and in-room refreshment
centers featuring complimentary Starbucks coffee.
The Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton is also a conference Valhalla. Connected by an enclosed
walkway that resembles a railway bridge, the 209,000-square-foot
convention center includes four ballrooms
and the Great Hall a 50,000-square-foot multipurpose
ballroom large enough for indoor football scrimmages — while the hotel houses 39 conference rooms.
Dining options satisfy every taste: Hollywood Prime (a romantic,
intimate space featuring award-winning beef and a premier wine
collection), The Café (a casual atmosphere for breakfast and
lunch), AiZiA (offering a Pan-Asian contemporary menu), RIVALS (a waterfront sports grill), LINKS Restaurant & Lounge (located at golf location) and Splash Bar & Grill (poolside and oceanfront
service). The well-marbled rib-eye steaks at Hollywood
Prime were as delicious and tender as those offered at Peter
Luger's legendary Brooklyn beef temple.
The Diplomat Resort & Spa's golf course location is a universe within a universe. It's
located one mile from the 39-story main building and reached
by hotel shuttle. You're dropped off at an Italian-style clubhouse
surrounded by a tournament golf course, clay tennis courts
and a spa with treatment rooms. Spa clientele at the time inspected was evenly divided
between females and 300-pound football goliaths.
weekend at the Diplomat Resort & Spa is a unique travel experience.
In spite of its size, service was people-oriented; beaches were ideal, and the amenities great. And where else can you see football players getting facials?