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Discover The Palm Beaches
Discover The Palm Beaches unveils exciting enhancements

The Palm Beaches - Coral Cove Park - Photo credit Captain Kimo


The Palm Beaches, renowned for 47 miles/75 km of sun-kissed coastline and a vibrant collection of activities, welcomes the arrival of spring with an array of fresh offerings. Visitors will find new experiences through the destination’s tremendous growth, with The Palm Beaches seeing a total combined investment of more than U.S. $500 million across a dozen hotels over the past few months alone. Within the next two years, an anticipated U.S. $1 billion collective investment for 16 new properties in the pipeline is expected to add nearly 2,200 more rooms. 


Newsworthy Hotel Developments

Several hotels and resorts throughout The Palm Beaches have recently undergone substantial updates to enhance the guest experience. 

Tideline Palm Beach Ocean Resort and Spa has been reimagined with a dramatic new design, following a U.S. $20 million renovation by Owner and Financier , Jeff Greene. The refurbishment has touched all areas of this coveted resort, including the stylistic pool entrance, grand lobby, and the outdoor dining patio offering stunning views alongside a private beachfront.

The Renaissance Boca Raton recently debuted in Midtown Boca Raton after a multimillion-dollar renovation, including updated guest rooms, main lobby, corridors, meeting space, club lounge, and fitness center. The renovation also includes the addition of a 30,000-square-foot resort-style pool deck with a waterfall backdrop, and a “WET by Meat Market” tiki bar to service pool and VIP cabana guests with food and beverage options.

 The Hilton West Palm Beach has debuted a U.S. $25 million renovation with 400 refreshed guestrooms, including 43 suites, four enhanced dining destinations, a reimagined pool deck, and six newly constructed cabanas. In addition, there is a new lobby bar and activities, such as meditative sound healing, poolside sessions, weekly fitness classes, and more. 

Flagler Club, the ultra-luxury, private-access boutique hotel nestled within the top two floors of The Breakers Palm Beach, experienced a full-scale renovation with a new, modern aesthetic extending throughout 21 guest rooms and suites, as well as its lounge and terrace. The transformative new look from Tihany Design was inspired by the cosmopolitan lifestyle of The Breakers’ clientele.

The Seagate Golf Club in Delray Beach has reopened its its Joe Lee-designed 18-hole championship golf course and practice facilities after a major renovation. World-renowned architect J. Drew Rogers oversaw the renovation, which enhanced the gameplay of each hole and, in some instances, resulted in complete redesigns. The Golf Club also renovated its 41,064-square-foot clubhouse .

The Singer Oceanfront Resort is set to debut this spring after a multimillion-dollar renovation and conversion to Curio Collection by Hilton. The property will offer a coastal escape on Singer Island with 223 freshly renovated guest rooms and suites, all with private outdoor balconies. The vibrant culinary program will offer three new concepts, including the island’s only beachfront bar, “Top Shell,” signature restaurant “Caretta Caretta,” and grab-and-go style gourmet retail at “The Market at Singer.” 

Amrit Ocean Resort is expected to open late summer on Singer Island with 155 guest rooms, a 100,000-square-foot spa with integrated health services across four floors, and the only indoor-outdoor Aayush hydrothermal experience of its kind. This health-centric resort will offer four food and beverage options, each focusing on health and wellness, including the plant-based restaurant “AYRE” by Celebrity Chef Matthew Kenney.

The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa will unveil a multimillion-dollar renovation later this year, elevating the luxury resort's modernized yet warm coastal design. The resort's new layout will boast an open space concept throughout sections of the property, and the renovation will include the restaurant, lobby, marketplace, bar, and lounge.

The Vineta Hotel is expected to open later this year in Palm Beach, just off legendary Worth Avenue. Paying homage to the hotel’s legacy, Oetker Collection will restore the Vineta name, which it held for more than five decades, heralding a refined new chapter in the property’s nearly 100-year history. As part of the restoration work, the aim is to bring the hotel back to its original splendor. 

The Gulfstream Hotel, a historic property in Lake Worth Beach, will be refreshed under the control of Restoration St. Louis. The firm specializes in historic restoration, and the $100 million project will mark a new start for the property, which opened in 1925 and is part of the National Register of Historic Places. It is set to open as a Marriott Bonvoy property, with the renovation expected to take approximately 15 months.

The Boca Raton is reimagining its iconic Beach Club hotel with a U.S.$100 million investment, slated for completion in December 2024. Guests and club members will discover an entirely redesigned arrival, new restaurants, completely refreshed lobby featuring a new bar and café, new fitness facility, oceanside event space, and the renovation of the hotel’s 207 guest rooms and suites.


New Restaurants in a Hot Culinary Scene 

Le Bar a Vin in Palm Beach has reopened and is gaining a new chef and menu. Chef Antonio Mellino, executive chef at Quattro Passi (an Amalfi Coast three-Michelin star restaurant), will create fresh tastes with the intent of making the wine bar and nightclub a renowned destination for food.

Elevate Skye Bar & Lounge has opened on the rooftop at the Opal Grand in Delray Beach, overlooking the city’s bustling Atlantic Avenue with stunning ocean views. The casually sophisticated open-air sanctuary offers a menu starring small plates and shareable dishes.

Pink Steak, a modern steakhouse with a retro-chic Florida vibe, has opened at The Shops at The Press in West Palm Beach. Chef Julian Gremaud, renowned for Avocado Grill in downtown West Palm Beach, has created a sexy atmosphere for steak lovers, with opening courses of caviars and raw bar-ish selections. 

Campi Italian has opened at The Ray Hotel in Delray Beach. The casual yet swanky experience seeks to transport diners on an Italian voyage by serving age-old Italian favorites with an upscale twist, from in-house made fresh pasta to tableside flambéed Fiorentina steak. 

Tutto Mare will be developed inside the Palm Beach Playhouse at The Royal Poinciana Plaza as Palm Beach’s first and only Intracoastal waterfront restaurant. The Mediterranean concept is from Tutto il Giorno restaurant group, founded by husband-and-wife team, Gianpaolo de Felice and Gabby Karan de Felice, daughter of fashion designer Donna Karan. The restaurant is set to debut later this year and is expected to seat 200 guests. 

Meat Market, an award-winning upscale modern steakhouse in Boca Raton, has debuted at the Renaissance Boca Raton. The restaurant offers guests a high-end dining experience focusing on quality menu options, including prime cuts of steak, seafood, and seasonal produce in a sophisticated setting.

The Blue Door, a coastal bistro in West Palm Beach’s “SoSo” (South of Southern Boulevard) district, has opened with indoor and al fresco seating. The restaurant offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu with an emphasis on seafood, and a beverage program featuring wines from smaller vineyards in coastal Europe.

NiMo Coastal Mediterranean, a new restaurant in Tequesta, offers dishes that pay homage to the Mediterranean and Middle East. Acclaimed Chef Niven Patel and his business partner Mohamed Alkassar earned a Michelin Bib Gourmand Honor for their Miami restaurant, Ghee Indian Kitchen, and NiMo is their first restaurant in The Palm Beaches.

The destination has also recently welcomed five new immersive Omakase dining experiences: Bōken at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, Sushi By Bou Omakase at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Konro in West Palm Beach's Flamingo Park area, along with AlleyCat Boca and Kapow Noodle Bar in Boca Raton. These establishments offer intimate seating of 12 or fewer, providing the perfect setting to indulge in an interactive chef-driven meal.


Attraction Updates

Rapids Waterpark in Riviera Beach has unveiled its newest and biggest attraction: MEGA MAYHEM, Florida’s only dueling water coaster, and the longest one of its kind. The ride features two side-by-side flumes where riders speed down twists and turns and then are propelled uphill by a unique blast of water jet technology. 

Maltz Jupiter Theatre has a new U.S. $5 million state-of-the-art 198-seat "black box" style theatre, located adjacent to the MainStage, named The Island Theatre. The Island Theatre has a two-story layout with 198 comfortable seats and cutting-edge technical infrastructure. Its flexible design allows for various performance configurations, from intimate musicals and thought-provoking plays to captivating museum exhibitions, movie screenings, and vibrant cabarets.

PopStroke Palm Beach has broken ground on its new location in West Palm Beach and is expected to open later this year. The mini-golf experience, which Tiger Woods and TaylorMade back, will boast two 18-hole putting greens with views of Palm Beach International Airport along with a two-story modern restaurant, sushi bar, club, rooftop pool, outdoor beer garden with games, lounge, and an outdoor playground.

The Honey Fitz, a legendary presidential yacht that served five consecutive U.S. presidents, has undergone a historic restoration and is now available for charters and luxury events. The yacht is docked at Pelican Club in Jupiter, and it rose to fame after Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and most notably, John F. Kennedy, enjoyed the vessel.

Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center is expected to debut an innovative seagrass nursery exhibit this spring. The new tanks will serve as an educational resource for visitors, as well as a functioning nursery to facilitate the growth of seagrass, manatee’s preferred food source.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is launching new sea turtle experiences during nesting season this summer. From sunrise nest excavations to Hatchling Releases and Guided Turtle Walks, these new Eco Experiences offer an insightful and hands-on approach to understanding the importance of preserving our ocean and the creatures that call it home. 

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, in association with INFINITY Experiences, Felix & Paul Studios and PHI Studio, will present Space Explorers: THE INFINITE funded by William A. Meyer, from June 4 through September 2, 2024. The highly acclaimed experience will transport visitors on a journey as they roam freely inside a state-of-the-art, virtual 3D replica of the International Space Station (ISS), float in space alongside the astronauts, and admire breathtaking sights of Earth that only a handful have ever seen before — all without ever leaving the ground.


Seasonal Events

The Pink Retreat is known as “the most colorful girls’ getaway in Palm Beach,” and it returns for its fifth year from June 20-23 in West Palm Beach featuring tours, shopping, and more for women of all ages who share a common bond and a colorful closet. There will be many fun activity options, such as a special shopping experience at the Lilly Pulitzer store on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach that is exclusive to attendees.

Eudēmonia (Greek for "life well lived”) is launching this year from November 1-3 in West Palm Beach. Through a partnership between DTPB and the team that brought Wanderlust festivals to more than 20 countries, this transformational three-day summit is designed to empower guests to cultivate their well-being in all dimensions of life: physical, mental, and social. The event will offer a range of talks from leaders on the frontiers of health and longevity, experiential activities such as treatments, classes, and workouts, an expo hall filled with the latest brands in wellness tech, and daily culinary experiences designed to fuel guests’ journeys. Guests can sign up for the newsletter for early access to tickets.


New Travel Planning Tools

 To help travelers plan their perfect getaway, DTPB recently introduced an interactive quiz on its official website. This personalized tool highlights the new brand campaign, “The Palm Beaches Collection,” and recommends tailored experiences based on individual interests, offering insights into the destination's diverse offerings and unique attractions, including arts and culture, shopping, sports, spa and wellness, nature and outdoors, or culinary. The website offers free tools to simplify the planning process, including a comprehensive Visitors Guide, direct hotel booking platform, a calendar of upcoming events, dining recommendations, and more.


To learn more about The Palm Beaches, visit thepalmbeaches.com.

May 27, 2024

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