Take a historic mid-century modern hotel, renovate with contemporary furnishings and hand-painted graphics and you get the beautiful Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale.
Guests have two heated outdoor pools to choose from – the courtyard pool and the rooftop pool with views of the Intracoastal Waterway. For swimmers who prefer the ocean, Fort Lauderdale Beach is one block away.
Kimpton does a great job of maxing out the charm at each of their unique properties and The Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale is no exception. The three-story boutique resort has 96 well-designed guest rooms on airy breezeways and scenic courtyards filled with lush tropical flora
When it opened in 1949, the original Escape Hotel was the first Fort Lauderdale hotel to feature a swimming pool near the beach and operate year-round. Just off the lobby is the Shorebreak’s signature restaurant, La Fuga, meaning “the escape,” a nod to the original hotel.
La Fuga chef Michael Mayer’s contemporary menu successfully combines South Florida staples with Italian favorites. For starters, try their amazing Polpo Alla Griglia – grilled octopus, cannellini beans, cracked olive salad. Or the Cozze E Calamari, mussels and calamari, perfectly grilled in a pizza oven.
Lastly, finish with a great rendition of a favorite Italian dessert – panna cotta – large enough for two to share. Try one of the specialty cocktails, like their finely crafted Negroni Bianco, at La Fuga’s happy hour, Monday to Friday from 5 til 7pm.
Thoughtful Kimpton amenities include a yoga mat in every guest room and complimentary gourmet coffee and tea in the lobby. Guests have access to a well-equipped fitness center, complimentary bikes and oceanside loungers. Additionally, the evening social hour from five until six offers guests the opportunity to mix and mingle over complimentary drinks.