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A AHollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'


Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort On Schedule To Open Summer 2015

New Oceanfront Destination Resort to offer Function Space, Unique Dining Concepts and a full service Spa 


   HOLLYWOOD BEACH - The Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, the anticipated new resort situated on the legendary, ‘retro cool’ Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, is on target to greet its first guest in the Summer of 2015 with one-of-a-kind facilities and amenities.  

   Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville will offer an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.  The development group for the 349-room 17-story resort is seeking to create the perfect setting for guests to escape the everyday and just chill in a “no worries” tropical atmosphere. 

   “I am thrilled to be onboard and excited to help bring the vision for this exciting new resort to life,” said Cate Farmer, the resort’s recently appointed general manager.  “With an incredible oceanfront location in Greater Fort Lauderdale and the powerful brand platform of Margaritaville, we are confident Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will emerge as a top destination for leisure and business travelers from around the world.”  

   The Resort will include eleven distinctive meeting and event spaces from the 10,000 square-foot ‘Compass Rose Ballroom,’ which will be divisible into four smaller segments – North, East, South and West — to the seven additional breakout rooms.  When the it opens in Summer 2015, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will be a dining and entertainment destination that will add to the local dining scene, with seven diverse food and beverage venues, including Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, LandShark Bar & Grill, License to Chill Rooftop Bar, Lone Palm Bar and 5 o’clock Somewhere Bar.  Rounding out the resort’s dining options will be the flagship of a new Margaritaville-inspired upscale dining restaurant, with details and renderings anticipated for release in the coming months.  

   Visitors to the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will be able to indulge in paradise at an expansive, 15,000 square-foot St. Somewhere Spa.  The spa is designed to be an incredible, tropical oceanfront retreat with eleven treatment rooms, his and her lounges and locker rooms complemented by a co-ed wet lounge featuring heated benches and two uniquely designed couples treatment rooms.  Steam rooms, monsoon showers and a cascade pool will help guests relax, rejuvenate and recharge.

   Additional details about the on-site amenities, services and facilities at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort are expected to be announced in the coming months.  This will include plans for the resort’s coastal-luxe guestrooms; extensive water recreation and active adventure areas; beachfront fitness center; family and children’s programming; entertainment venues and more than 7,000 square-feet of retail space. 


    For more information visit: or call 954.874.4444.  You can also follow Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort on Facebook at

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City of Hollywood Police Memorial Dedication
The Hollywood Police Department will dedicate a new police memorial to the six courageous officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty since the City’s founding in 1926.  The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Hollywood Police Department at 3250 Hollywood Boulevard.
The Hollywood Police Memorial features six Officer Podiums to individually honor each fallen officer.  Installed in each officer’s podium is a photo along with a plaque with silver-colored raised lettering, a silver-colored badge and a silver-colored patch. There is also a Main Podium adorned with an aluminum plaque that matches each officer’s plaque.
The six officers whose 
service and sacrifice are 
honored by the memorial include:
Officer Owen Coleman (09-1925 to 01-25-1926) was one of the first men hired when the newly formed City was establishing the police department.  Officer Coleman was killed in a shootout in Davie in January of 1926.  Most news accounts of his death were destroyed in the hurricane of 1926. In the early 1990s, an historian of South Florida Police Officers killed in the line of duty discovered records of his death.  Officer Henry T. Minard (9-6-1971 to 11-18-1972) was killed in the line of duty on November 18, 1972.  Officer Minard was answering a silent holdup alarm at a jewelry store and interrupted a robbery in progress.  He was fatally shot by the robber. 
Officer Byron W. Riley (10-11-1971 to 8-30-1973) and Phillip C. Yourman (10-11-1971 to 8-30-1973) began a pursuit of a strong-arm robbery suspect vehicle.  As they sped through a quiet residential neighborhood, the police vehicle struck a tree and they both were fatally injured. 
Officer Frankie Shivers (12-20-1981 to 9-6-1982) lost her life while responding as a back-up to a car accident. This bizarre incident began with a traffic stop by another officer, John Lunney.  While writing the citation, another car slammed into Lunney's police cruiser, hurling him onto the roof of the vehicle he had stopped. The vehicle causing the crash burst into and Officer Shivers attempted to rescue the woman in the burning vehicle. The female driver grabbed Officer Shivers, revolver and shot her several times. 
Officer Alex Del Rio (4-12-99 to 2-22-08) is the City of Hollywood’s most recent fallen officer.  Officer Del Rio was conducting traffic enforcement on Sheridan Street on the evening of February 22, 2008.  In an attempt to stop a speeding motorist, he was involved in a motor vehicle crash and lost his life.
For more information, please call the Hollywood Police Department, 954.967.4371.