What does it take to earn the coveted AAA 4-Diamond award; Meetings & Conventions Magazine's Gold Key Award; and annual nods to excellence from Pinnacle and Meeting Incentives?

That's easy: it takes spirit, enthusiasm, know-how, and consistent, top-notch service. At Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, we have collected and combined these ingredients to deliver, not only in our rooms and food & beverage operations, but also in our group sales, convention services, and catering departments, the very best experiences possible.

But why Fort Lauderdale? Why Harbor Beach? Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect choice for an upscale, motivational meeting experience. Exceptional Marriott service, 10-minute airport access, and an idyllic location all contribute to making every meeting they host a most successful one.

Through a multi-million dollar rejuvenation campaign, the new Fort Lauderdale has been transformed from a sleepy beach community into a cosmopolitan city visited annually by more than 5 million travelers from around the globe. Fort Lauderdale boasts 23 miles of wide, sandy beaches. Spacious beachfront sidewalks invite visitors to meander along the shore and enjoy the open-air cafes, the chic bistros, the warmth of 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, and an annual average temperature of 77 degrees F.

With its 300 miles of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale has been called the "Venice of America." As with the original Venice, one of the best ways to travel around town is by boat. So, don't be surprised by our plentiful supply of water taxis, which ferry locals and tourists alike to restaurants, museums and nightclubs along nearly seven miles of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Built on 16 acres of secluded oceanfront property, Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort is located in one of Fort Lauderdale's most exclusive neighborhoods, and within 10 minutes of the lovely, tree-lined Las Olas shopping avenue. Their elegant guest rooms and 35 luxurious suites invite guests to indulge in the relaxed atmosphere of South Florida resort living, and most feature private balconies that unveil spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean or the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort & Spa blends the intimacy of a world-class luxury resort with the excitement and sheer beauty of its tropical surroundings.

The Spa at Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort
Plan a day of luxury and pampering by a staff of professionally trained therapists. At your request, their knowledgeable Spa Group Coordinator will be happy to design a special spa package tailor-made to the wishes of CTDA attendees and especially fashioned to meet their needs and schedules. Pre-selection of Spa activities and treatments will ensure ease of booking and check-in, and vouchers for services can be provided prior to guests' spa visit. Attendees can look forward to a Spa experience that will relax, refresh and restore their body, mind and spirit!

In addition to its 18 private treatment rooms (including a "couple's" treatment room), the Spa features an exclusive free-form Spa Pool overlooking the hotel's main pool and a fully equipped Fitness Center with Johnny G. Spinning bikes and LifeFitness strength training equipment. A movement studio offers yoga, pilates and other classes. There are also a sauna, whirlpool, Eucalyptus steam rooms and private locker rooms. Fitness evaluations and one-on-one personal training are also available.