New + Next: The Palm Beaches

By Stephanie Davis Smith, September 9, 2016

The Palm Beaches in Florida are booming. Event profs, take note of what’s new, refreshed and coming soon.

1) NEW The Brazilian Court Hotel

Built in 1926, it was once a hideaway for JFK Jr. and Howard Hughes. Still a stunner, the 80-room hotel debuted a complete renovation of its meeting spaces and on-site Cafe Boulud this year. (Foodies rejoice! James Beard Award-winning chef Daniel Boulud’s team handles all event F&B.)

2) NEW Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

In February, the 309-room hotel was one of only six new hotels in the U.S. named to Forbes Travel Guide’s 2016 Five Star Hotels. A month later, its outdoor Breeze Ocean Kitchen (available for buyouts) reopened with an overhauled menu of Floridian flavors and a cheerful renovation including one-of-a-kind Jonathan Adler-designed elements.

3) NEXT Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton 

Plans are underway for the brand to debut downtown in this seaside community in 2017. Rumor has it the 158-room property will have a rooftop restaurant and pool, a spa, a club lounge and—our fave?—an on-site cake shop! A 4,500-sq.-ft. ballroom and several smaller conference rooms are also on the docket.

4) NEXT Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach-CityPlace

Plans are to break ground sometime this summer on the new 150-room, 14-story hotel that will sit two blocks from CityPlace and open doors for corporate groups in 2018.

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