The W Hotel Fort Lauderdale: Girls Night Out

    By Kara Franker

    Ready to plan your next girls' night out (GNO?) I have the perfect locale for you — the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale.

    I recruited some of my fave gal pals, rented a limo, and got ready for a night out at the trendy and luxurious W Fort Lauderdale, one of the best hotels in the area.

    We started the night in a fabulous black stretch limo from Ambassador Limousine & Transportation and arrived in style.

    Watch this video about our girl’s night out at the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale.

    We ordered a round of handcrafted cocktails at Whiskey Blue. Think plush aqua-colored seating at the bar, a hip and stylish vibe, plus a specialty cocktail menu that will knock your socks off.

    This is a favorite hotspot for locals and they feature guest DJs on the weekends. Take in the view from the patio or pull up a seat at the horseshoe-shaped bar and get ready to take in the scene.

    For dinner we headed to one of my favorite restaurants, Steak 954. Check out the 15-foot Florida aquarium, home to neon-glowing jellyfish, and enter famed restauranteur Stephen Starr's culinary paradise.

    A classic steakhouse with a seafood-inspired twist, Executive Chef Jason Smith will wow you with his simple, locally-infused flavors served with a tropical flair.

    After dinner, we toasted to friendships and fun in the Florida sun. Special shoutouts to these fabulous ladies: Christiana Lilly, Shayne Benowitz, Aurora Rodriguez, Ginger Harris and Shireen Brueggeman.

    Thanks so much for making my GNO at the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale a great one!

    If you go...

    The W Fort Lauderdale is located at 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more info, call (954) 414-8200 or visit

    Insider Tip: Check out for travel ideas from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.