South Florida Intercoastal

Business Highlight: Riverside Hotel

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Jul 24, 2020 Fri

Charm meets state-of-the-art functionality at the Riverside Hotel. From the bustle of downtown to the serenity of the New River, event spaces reflect its unique surroundings. The Wells brothers, Preston and John, built the hotel in 1936 and named it the Champ Carr Hotel. When Champ Carr stepped down as general manager in 1947, the hotel was renamed the Riverside Hotel and is still fourth generation family owned.   

Guests are just steps away from top restaurants, bars, and art galleries. Several of Fort Lauderdale’s trendiest spots can be found right in the Hotel. Indulge in award-winning meals at Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille, which overlooks the boulevard, or visit the Boathouse at the Riverside - the ultimate waterfront dining experience that joins the worlds of boaters and diners on the New River. One can always relax with a creative cocktail at the Golden Lyon or Preston’s Wine & Martini Lounge located inside the hotel.

With 231 rooms and suites nestled between Las Olas Boulevard and the New River, the Riverside Hotel will ensure its guests feel right at home. The hotel offers 25,000 square feet of unique event space that allows guests to experience a legacy of hospitality when planning a meeting or a weekend staycation. Discover why the Riverside Hotel has been the heart of Las Olas Boulevard for more than 80 years.