May 7, 2013 – Nestled along the picturesque coast between Fort Lauderdale and Miami on the Barrier Island of Hollywood, Florida, The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is the perfect venue for brides and grooms wishing to plan a modern, beachfront wedding.

Quickly becoming a popular destination wedding venue, nearly all of the property’s 998 guest rooms are ocean or balcony front, providing guests with unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterway in addition to superior service and luxurious amenities. With a Heavenly Spa by Westin™ opening this May, an 18-hole championship golf course managed by Troon®, and two outdoor pools among other activities, resort guests can choose from a myriad of choices to unwind and enjoy the views.

On Sunday, May 19, 2013, The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa will host the MyShadi Bridal Expo, where event-planning vendors will showcase the latest in South Asian wedding trends. Brides, grooms, and their families will get a firsthand look at the resort’s modern ballrooms and unique function spaces, some of which provide guests with panoramic ocean views. Accustomed to hosting large events and conventions, The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa can easily accommodate grand South Asian weddings, which often comprise of over 500 guests.

Nearly every wedding detail can be customized at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, where the staff works tirelessly to meet a couple’s wedding needs, be it multiple events or unique requests, such as accommodating an elephant to be used during a wedding procession. Recognizing the importance of cuisine at South Asian weddings, the resort has also developed a list of preferred high-end caterers to accommodate dietary needs and restrictions.

To learn more about the MyShadi Bridal Expo sponsored by Desh-Videsh Media Group and register to attend the free bridal show, visit or call (954) 784-8100. Contact Carolyn Horton, Director of Catering Sales at (954) 602-8637 to learn more about planning an event at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa.

About The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is conveniently located on the beach between Fort Lauderdale and the international hub of Miami. With 998 rejuvenating guest rooms, The Diplomat offers an array of amenities including several cuisine options from award-winning seafood and steakhouse Hollywood Prime to 24-hour in-room dining. The Diplomat’s convention center provides over 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting and catering space including four ballrooms, a 50,000 square foot unobstructed Great Hall and 39 individual meeting rooms. For further information, contact The Westin Diplomat sales office at 954-602-8600 or visit online at

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