The Pillars Hotel in Fort Lauderdale Voted Tops in Florida by Conde Nast Traveller; Only Members Can Eat at Its Secret Garden Restaurant
Our fair city may not be as hip as Miami or as sophisticated as Palm Beach, but with a glut of swanky new hotels and upscale restaurants, the city is has found itself as a different kind of luxury destination in and of itself. And now the 25th annual Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Choice poll named the Pillars Hotel in Fort Lauderdale the number one hotel in Florida. We sat down to dinner with Michael Landry, proprietor of the Pillars Hotel, to find out more about the hotel, restaurant, and the reasons for the readers pick.
According to Landry, service has been the primary focus since the beginning. "People who frequent our hotel tended to go this way high expectations for truly personal service," he says. "While it's true that the physical assets such as the rooms, the dining room or the food is all very important. But this only the starting point. You need that regardless. What separates us and the other hotels on the short list is service."
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