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Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood

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Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
Pools and Beach at Diplomat Resort & Spa (View from 34th Floor)

The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton, is a beachfront resort located in Hollywood, Florida (Just South of Fort Lauderdale). The hotel has a North and a South Tower that have 998 rooms and are 36 stories tall. The Diplomat has two pools, six restaurants and lounges, beachfront location and a convention center. The hotel is currently owned by Thayer Lodging Group and is operated under Hilton Worldwide

HistoryEdit

The Diplomat Hotel/Motel was opened in 1958. It was the only hotel in its time that was located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Supermarket tycoon Samuel Friedland opened the 150 room hotel named "The Envoy". He later expanded the hotel to 350 rooms and named it "The Diplomat". Soon, the Diplomat Hotel was a successful hotel in the Hollywood Area. Hollywood celebrities which include Bing Crosby, Maurice Chevalier, Woody Allen and more stayed at the Diplomat Hotel.[citation needed] Harry Truman also took visits to the Diplomat.[citation needed] In 1984, Bob Hope and Ronald Reagan[who?] visited the Diplomat as well.[citation needed] Due to financial problems, The Diplomat was closed and sold to the United Association of Journeymen. The Diplomat was demolished in 1998.[citation needed] Recently the hotel was renamed Diplomat Beach Resort

In 2002, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide opened the new Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa with 36 stories and 998 rooms. It cost $187 million to build the Westin Diplomat.[citation needed]

On August 29, 2014, Thayer Lodging Group bought the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa for $460 Million Dollars. The Westin Diplomat had officially left the Starwood System. Thayer Lodging Group re-branded their hotel as a Curio Collection by Hilton.

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