Fort Lauderdale boasts more than 150 gay-operated businesses, many of which are concentrated in the clearly defined gayborhood of cafes, bars, and shops along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. The sands at Sebastian Street mark the city’s official gay beach, a swath of oceanfront that proudly displays the rainbow flag. Few other destinations can compare to the diversity of gay nightlife here—from casual sports pubs to downtown dance clubs, leather bars to drag cabaret—and it’s all attitude-free. Throw into the mix chic seaside restaurants, expansive shopping, and a wildly beautiful subtropical wilderness and it’s an irresistible package.
When Richard Gray opened The Royal Palms doors in 1991, it kicked aside the last remnants of Fort Lauderdale’s reputation as an out-of-control spring break destination and heralded the gay sea of change to come. Now, this groundbreaking property is an anchor for one of the world’s top-rated gay resort destinations. Nestled in the seaside neighborhood of North Beach, the sleek, stylish, and sexy fifty room luxury gay male hotel unites two completely renovated buildings creating an intimate oasis that is just one very short block from Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Stellar round-the-clock service and luxurious amenities such as Bar, Grill, Spa, Fitness Center, and i-Pad 2’s mobile phones available on check-in, all enhance the boutique-style allure. The ultimate in luxury, a sleek 54ft. yacht, is also available for guest use for that special celebration.
The Royal Palms has been the global leader in the gay accommodations industry since opening in 1991. As Fort Lauderdale has evolved into a hip trendy destination, The Royal Palms continues to be an integral part of that wave. With its 2011 expansion, the Royal Palms is now the largest full service luxury gay male clothing optional resort, not only in Fort Lauderdale, but in the United States, which means there are accommodations to suit every personality.
No matter which of the luxurious room types you choose you’ll be treated to stylish European contemporary décor, a decadent bed and bath linens, 42” TV’s and an array of amenities, as well as the signature Royal Palms top notch service. All the rooms showcase a clean modern boutique design with white furnishings and grey tiles. They are stylishly crisp and minimalist with a splash of color. Art work is by acclaimed photographer Dennis Dean and highlights each room.
WiFi is available throughout the property at no charge and guests will also have access to iPad2s for on-site use as well as cell phones at a nominal charge.
- Standard King
- Deluxe King
- Double Queen
- Supreme King
- King Balcony
- King Ocean
At the Royal Palms Spa an unforgettable, soothing experience awaits you in Fort Lauderdale’s hottest new men’s Spa. Here they nurture mind, body and spirit with luxurious treatments. They offer an array of distinctive services:
Let tension melt away with a massage by expert therapists. Enhance your massage even more with the add-on services, including aromatherapy, hot stones and reflexology.
Licensed estheticians will use their expertise to formulate a treatment plan customized for your skin’s specific needs.
Immerse your whole being in an ocean of pampering with one of the body treatments to exfoliate, rehydrate and detoxify.
For the finishing touch, treat your hands and feet to a detoxifying and remineralization treatment. It will leave hands and feet refreshed and glowing.
The one-on-one personal service is tailored to your fitness needs. Have the experts evaluate your routine to optimize your workout.
Soak up the resort’s tropical-cool vibe while enjoying relaxed American fare at our poolside cafe with indoor/outdoor seating. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
A perfectly made cocktail awaits, just a short stroll from your room. The poolside bar provides a sexy oasis for laid-back libations while you’re preparing for a night on the town or soaking up the sun.
The Fitness Center is the latest state-of-the-art training facility on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The facilities have been constructed to maximize the equipment that is useful to your goals and minimize or eliminate what is a waste of your time and effort. They have the expertise to write a training program for you that they are willing to guarantee will work. In addition, they will follow up and update your program whenever you break a personal record or reach a plateau that must be overcome. The personal trainers have been hand-selected due to their experience as real trainees/athletes and their ability to teach you to get world-class results. It is their coaching mission to guide you as your advisors every step throughout your training routine.
North America’s largest luxury gay boutique resort successfully blends contemporary Euro style with tropical splendor and excellent facilities.
- Property expansion includes 50 sleek, stylish and sexy guest rooms—each with a 42″ flat screen TV
- Bathrooms with rain showers
- Two heated pools (one clothing optional)
- Spa & Fitness Center
- GG’s Bar & Grill
- Conveniently located just one block from Fort Lauderdale Beach
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- iPad 2’s and mobile phones available to you during your stay
- Private 54′ luxury yacht available for guest celebrations and events
Long sandy beaches, warm tropical weather, world class cuisine, exclusive shops, festive nightlife, and a gay friendly atmosphere are waiting for you in Fort Lauderdale and the Royal Palms Resort & Spa is ready to offer you the perfect gay vacation near the ocean.
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