Ritz-Carlton, Ft. Lauderdale Evacuated After Fire

Travel advisors take note: According to news sources, including The Palm Beach Post, all 24 floors of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale are now empty and guests relocated after an electrical fire at the hotel forced evacuation. Incoming guests, we hear, will also be relocated.

The hotel will not be taking reservations until at least Saturday, unless repairs are made earlier. "We're on generators, the hotel is currently without hot water and air conditioning," Michelle Payer, a spokespersonm for the hotel, told The Palm Beach Post.

Guests and employees evacuated the hotel on Tuesday about 9:30 p.m. after the fire started in the electrical vault room on the hotel's ground floor.

Guests were then shuttled to nearby hotels including the Harbour Beach Marriot Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale and other Ritz Carlton properties on Miami Beach and Key Biscayne.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Viist www.ritzcarlton.com.

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