HOLLYWOOD, FL (December 4, 2017) – Off the heels of a recent $100 million makeover, the newly- transformed Diplomat Beach Resort is pleased to announce its hotel partnership with NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale in honor of its 60th anniversary. Like the Diplomat, the Museum was founded in 1958 and will be celebrating this milestone occasion in 2018. Located only 20 minutes from the all-encompassing destination resort, the Museum is the hub of the South Florida Art Coast, situated midway between Miami and Palm Beach in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, one of the fastest – growing areas in the United States. Located in Fort Lauderdale’s active Arts and Entertainment District, the Museum is a short walk to the shops, restaurants and galleries of vibrant Las Olas Boulevard, as well as to the picturesque Riverwalk waterfront promenade.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is currently presenting Frank Stella: Experiment and Change, a major exhibition spanning legendary artist Frank Stella’s 60-year career from the late 1950s to the present. Composed of approximately 300 paintings, relief sculptures and drawings, the exhibition, on view through July 8, 2018, offers insight into Stella’s trajectory from minimalism to maximalism and includes never before seen items from his “working archive.” Curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator, Frank Stella: Experiment and Change leads the Museum’s 60th anniversary celebration presented by AutoNation. Upcoming at the Museum from February 4 to October 18, 2018 is the exhibition Midnight in Paris and New York: Scenes from the Fin-de Siecle, which explores a fascinating and influential period through paintings, prints, drawings, architectural designs, and the decorative arts.

To kick off the partnership just in time for Miami Art Week, The Diplomat is offering the ART OF TRAVEL package available from December 7, 2017 through July 8, 2018. The offer includes two complimentary tickets to the Frank Stella: Experiment and Change and the Midnightin Paris and New York exhibitions at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, located at One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Room rates begin at $249 and is based on availability at time of booking. To book, please click here.

“As Hollywood begins to boom, so does the art and culture scene and we wanted to offer that component to our guests,” says Ed Walls,General Manager, The Diplomat Beach Resort. “We plan to hold several special events on site with the Museum; host intimate dinners at our signature restaurants, including, Monkitail, Diplomat Prime and Point Royal to honor the museum’s executive board members, and offer our guests enticing art-related hotel packages.”

“We look forward to welcoming The Diplomat Beach Resort’s many local, national and international guests to NSU Art Museum to enjoy our exceptional exhibitions and programming, and we are thrilled to make our longtime partnership with The Diplomat official for years to come,” says Clearwater.

About The Diplomat Beach Resort

Fresh off a recent $100 million transformation in April 2017, The Diplomat Beach Resort is Hollywood, Florida’s most iconic property transforming the way we vacation. The hotel boasts 1,000 guestrooms and suites, 10 different culinary destinations, two sun-drenched pools, 26 poolside cabanas, a glittering, ultramodern spa and fitness center, and 209,000 square feet of meetings and event space. Additionally, The Diplomat is the largest in hotel convention space in South Florida with the most expansive ballroom south of Orlando. Each dining destination is rooted in strong culinary sensibilities and exudes brand individuality, creating distinct spaces and experiences, from famed Restaurateur and Chef Michael Schulson’s award-winning Japanese-inspired Monkitail to Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian‘s Point Royal – a Coastal American restaurant. Guests can recharge at the resort’s newly renovated 24-hour fitness center, full-service spa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or enjoy two beachfront pools. There are also 26 private waterfront cabanas, including four designed by the iconic lifestyle and fashion brand, Trina Turk. Other water activities include a water taxi to Las Olas from Diplomat Landing, jet skiing, ocean kayaking, paddleboard rentals, and the property’s newest addition, the Dip + Slide water play area. Guests can also enjoy tennis, golf or head to the marina less than one mile away. As part of Curio Collection by Hilton, a global set of remarkable upscale hotels handpicked for their exceptional character, the all-encompassing destination resort redefines comfort and style with 1,000 guest rooms (with 96 being suites) – including Governor and Presidential suites, 515 king rooms and 484 double rooms; it is also the largest hotel in Broward County. With 209,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, suitable for 10 to 5,000 people, The Diplomat Beach Resort continues to serve as the largest convention hotel in South Florida and the premier location for business travel and large-scale conferences, weddings and milestone celebrations. Located at 3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida, the resort is spread across the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean, just steps from North Miami Beach, bordering Ft. Lauderdale. The Diplomat is within a 10-minute drive from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and only minutes from popular attractions like Hollywood’s historic oceanfront boardwalk and world-class shopping at Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops or Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. For reservations please call 1-954-602-6000. For more information, visit

About NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale 60th Anniversary

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, located in the heart of the city’s downtown riverfront, will celebrate its 60th Anniversary in 2018. In 2008, the Museum merged with Nova Southeastern University. Under the helm of Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater, the Museum is a leader in the visual arts and a vibrant cultural resource serving South Florida and national and international audiences. A year of anniversary programming is presented by AutoNation, the country’s largest automotive retailer. Housed in an 83,000-square foot modernist building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale provides exceptional learning and inspirational opportunities through access to works of the highest level of artistic expression. A collecting institution since 1959, the collection was established with acquisitions of 19th and 20th Century American and European paintings and sculpture, Oceanic, African, Pre-Columbian and Native American art. Among its most notable holdings is the largest collection of Cobra art by the avant-garde post-World War II artists of Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam in the U.S., the world’s largest collection of works by American painter and Ashcan School founder William Glackens (1870-1938), strong collections of works by Latin American and Cuban artists of the 20th century, and a collection of contemporary paintings, sculpture, video, installations, and drawings with an emphasis on women and multicultural artists. Two scholarly research centers complement the collections: The Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman Latin American Art Study Center and the William J. Glackens Study Center. Exhibitions and programs at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale are made possible in part by a challenge grant from the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation. Funding is also provided by Nova Southeastern University, Hudson Family Foundation, Wege Foundation, Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. NSU Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 60th Anniversary presented by AutoNation. Additional support provided by Celebrity Cruises, The Forman Family: Austin and Christine, Miles and Tara, Community Foundation of Broward and John Knox Village. Local Media Partner WSVN Channel 7. Hotel Partner Diplomat Beach Resort.


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