Beachfront elegance away from the bustle

Elegant, contemporary and luxurious, the oceanfront Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is a stylish escape in busy Fort Lauderdale. Rooms, decorated in neutral tones with mahogany furniture, feature flat-screen TVs with DVD players, beds wrapped in Pratesi linens and balconies with views of the ocean. An 8,500-square-foot spa offers a full menu of treatments. Via Luna, the onsite restaurant, serves Italian cuisine in a sophisticated setting overlooking the water, and the wine room is a chic place to sample one of the many varietals and chat with the sommelier.