Portfolio Naples August/September 2018 - Page 16

A SOUTH FLORIDA TREASURE: THE PELICAN GRAND Pelican Grand Beach Resort, part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts col- lection, couples Old Florida grandeur with seaside elegance on the beach at Ft. Lauderdale. From watching stunning sunrises on private balconies, to in- dulging in culinary creations at OCEAN2000 Restaurant & Lounge, re- 14 PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE By John Companiotte juvenating at PURE Spa and floating down Ft. Lauderdale’s only lazy river, va- cationers are engulfed by the unrivaled location of this laidback luxury resort set against the soothing sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean. The scale of the resort is accom- modating, but not overwhelming. The 156-room boutique hotel added ap- pealing new amenities in 2015 while doubling the oceanfront meeting and event space to 10,000 sq. ft., offering elegant waterfront event venues in a languid, tropical setting. Proving to be the venue of choice in South Florida, the Atlantic Ballroom is just steps