Hyde Resort celebrates grand opening

The Hyde Resort and Residences in Hollywood recently celebrated its grand opening with City of Hollywood leaders, including Mayor Josh Levy and Jorge Perez, the CEO, founder and chairman of the Related Group, which is the co-developer of the Hyde Resort. The other co-developer is Fortune International Group. The Related Group and SBE, a hospitality […]

Hollywood Commission agrees to a resolution to discourage smoking at the beach and parks

City maintenance crews pick up nearly 40 pounds of cigarette butts every month from Hollywood Beach. The Hollywood Commission and local environmentalists would prefer that people not smoke at these locations, but under current state law, only the Florida legislature can ban smoking in public places. Rather than a ban on smoking, the Commission agreed to a resolution to […]

Hollywood beachfront resorts given go-ahead for food and drink service on the beach

You now have the opportunity to eat and drink at the beach in front of the City’s largest beachfront hotels. The Commission recently agreed to a one-year pilot program allowing food and beverage sales on the beach in front of beach resort hotels with 100 or more rooms for property boundaries abutting the beach or Broadwalk. The hotels involved […]

New restaurants and celebrity chefs underscore Diplomat Beach Resort’s $100 million renovation

The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood is in the midst of a $100 million renovation that will bring celebrity chefs and new restaurants to Hollywood. The project includes renaming of the hotel, previously known as the Diplomat Resort and Spa. Project plans call for the renovation of 1,000 rooms, a newly refurbished lobby, improvements to […]

Hollywood’s new elected officials to be sworn in on Tues., Nov. 22

The official transition between the current Hollywood City Commission and the newly elected Commission will take place on Tuesday, November 22nd at Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Room 219. The final meeting of the current Hollywood City Commission will begin at 11:00 a.m. The agenda for this transition meeting will be brief and include […]

Annual coastal cleanup set for Sat., Sept. 17 at three locations in Hollywood

Broward County participates in the annual International Coastal Cleanup, sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. The Cleanup takes place in over 104 countries around the world and typically on the 3rd Saturday of September. The 31st Annual Coastal Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. until noon. Please dress appropriately for the […]

Update: Confederate street sign debate in Hollywood

At a recent Hollywood Commission meeting, the issue of streets named for Confederate generals continues to develop. During citizen’s comments, a number of people spoke in favor of, and against, revising the controversial street signs. Lunelle Siegel says she’s concerned that efforts are being made to erase U.S. history. She fears the next step would be […]

Hollywood approves new beach ordinance restricting use of large tents, umbrellas, rafts, coolers, loud music and eating on the Broadwalk wall

During a recent meeting, the Hollywood Commission passed an amended ‘Municipal Beach’ ordinance to revise regulations relating to activities on the beach. The new regulations permit umbrellas to be set up anywhere except in front of lifeguard stands, where they might block a lifeguard’s view. Tents, however, will have to be placed behind the lifeguard […]

Hollywood to celebrate 4th of July on the beach

If you want to have some fun on the nation’s birthday, come to Hollywood Beach on Monday, July 4, 2016 to enjoy the annual Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Sponsored by the City of Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency-Beach District, this annual event features entertainment […]

Hollywood holds parking forum to address beach congestion

The City of Hollywood recently held a public parking forum to share information about the parking situation in the downtown and beach areas. Hal King, who has extensive experience in various cities with managing parking, was introduced as the new parking administrator for Hollywood. He promised to work to improve the parking situation in Hollywood. […]