Concierge.com's insider take:
The once-glitzy party town of Hollywood, a 30-minute drive from downtown Fort Lauderdale, has languished for years, but now it's finally being revitalized by several new tourist-luring hot spots. The anchor of the new Hollywood is this 39-story, twin-towered megaplex, opened on the site of a now demolished namesake 1950s motel. It cost $600 million to build, and it shows: though the H-shaped, sorta Deco design may be unimpressive, the facilities are outstanding. At the hotel's adjacent Country Club, there's a tennis center with ten clay courts, eight acres of man-made lakes, and an 18-hole Joe Leedesigned golf course. The real luxe touch, though, is its stunning pool with waterfalls and see-through glass bottom. As for the rooms, there's little variationall have water views and the standard Westin Heavenly Beds. An added plus for party types is the nightlife complex that includes a vaguely Asian eatery, Aizia (that becomes a nightclub and lounge at 11 pm), Hollywood Prime (an upscale steakhouse), and Rivals (a waterfront sports bar).