Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel
Long known as the Sheraton Yankee Clipper, our iconic hotel opened on Fort Lauderdale Beach in 1956 and has remained a landmark icon. Designed and built to resemble a cruise ship by original owner Bob Gill, our seaside hotel became the first inn on the beach to remain open year-round with air conditioning. Among this Sheraton's early guests were Marilyn Monroe and baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, also known "the Yankee Clipper"—hence the hotel's rechristening. The Yankee Clipper had a reputation for delighting visitors with unique entertainment, including the Polynesian Dinner Show in the 1960s, and the Mermaid Show at the famous Wreck Bar—still open today with its underwater view of the main pool.