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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Bahia Mar relaunches rooftop bar | Video

Bahia Mar relaunches rooftop bar | Video

Bahia Mar on Fort Lauderdale beach is getting a shot of youth. The 42-year-old resort, which is the home of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is in the middle of a $7 million dollar refurbishing.

A part of that is the relaunching of the hotel’s Waves Rooftop Pool Bar and Grill with a new menu, new craft cocktail drinks and new extended hours. The redesign of the hotel is in two phases, with this being the first part.

“So actually what we’ve done recently is we’ve put in about $7-$7 1/2 million dollars in the Bahia Mar to freshen it up,” developer Jimmy Tate says. “Brand-new rooms, hallways, the entire entertainment area is brand-new, the lobby, the ballroom, the...