Hotel near Fort Lauderdale cruise port unveils reimagined guest rooms and introduces new leader

July 24, 2017 – A wave of change has arrived at Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port. Guests can now experience reimagined accommodations and even greater service with the arrival of a new general manager.

Transforming comfortable visits into unforgettable getaways, the Dania Beach hotel has just finished a $1.6 million room renovation. Guests will feel at ease the moment they arrive and see the calming blue and gray tones in new carpet and wall coverings. The addition of beach scene artwork, taken by a local photographer, sets the tone for a relaxing retreat. New drapes, ergonomic desk chairs and 43-inch LG TVs were also part of the makeover.

“We are beyond thrilled to offer an enhanced experience for our guests,” said Dace Stewart, the new General Manager of the hotel. “Our renovated rooms capture the spirit of the area while providing a tranquil getaway for professionals and vacationers. Fresh from the airport or cruise terminal, our guests will appreciate a portly stay for a day, week or extended visit.”

Stewart began his long-lasting journey with Marriott 13 years ago as a front desk supervisor at Charlotte Marriott City Center in North Carolina. He then joined the JW Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in Florida, rising to the level of senior assistant director of finance. In 2015, he was named director of finance at Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. The recently appointed general manager at the Dania Beach, Florida hotel hopes to build upon his team’s impeccable service in the coming months.

When Stewart is not working, he loves to travel, work up a sweat at a heart-pumping spin or boot camp class and do volunteer work. He said he is looking forward to exploring his new hometown that offers so many things to do and see not only for his family but for his hotel guests.

The soft white sand on Dania Beach is among the many popular attractions in the area. The beach’s pier is an ideal location to catch a breathtaking sunrise or sunset over the ocean and is also known as a fishing hotspot. With the hotel being just 2 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and close to Port Everglades, visitors can fly or cruise in for a quick getaway or extended vacation and head to Las Olas Boulevard to explore the unique boutiques, shops, restaurants and art galleries that have made the thoroughfare a true destination. Seminole Hard Rock casino and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale also are nearby.

About Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port at 400 Gulf Stream Way in Dania Beach, Florida is near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, The Galleria at Fort LauderdaleDania Beach Pier, Hollywood Beach and Port Everglades. The hotel features 6 floors with 161 guest rooms, 13 suites, 4 meeting rooms with 2,478 square feet, a fitness center, outdoor pool and The Bistro. Wi-Fi, on-site parking and a shuttle to the airport and cruise port are always complimentary. For information, visit or call 1-954-342-8333.

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