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October 2, 2014 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

With an impressive collection of luxury and affordable resorts and  hotels, 47 miles of pristine beaches, unparalleled culinary delights, trendy shops and boutiques, a vast array of cultural  experiences and family attractions, championship golf courses, and a thriving nightlife, there is always something to talk  about in The Palm Beaches. The Palm Beaches are proud to share the following sampling of exciting announcements  and updates:


  • Under new ownership, The Sundy House in Delray Beach will undergo renovations starting October 2014. New programming in the bar area will be introduced including Thursday night’s “Cantina Latina” Latin night with live music.  In 2015, the new ownership will be enhancing the property’s exceptional culinary offerings, expand hospitality services by providing golf cart transportation throughout downtown Delray Beach, and provide complimentary airport transportation to local airports for cottage guests.www.sundyhouse.com417286_num1005554_600x600
  • An iconic Palm Beach hotel, The Chesterfield Palm Beach, has recently announced several packages for the holidays including an overnight Thanksgiving package starting at just $334 per night. The Home for the Holidays package is available Dec. 1‐30 and includes a two‐night stay, traditional English Breakfast for two each morning, beach amenities for the day and a mixology lesson with one of the famous Leopard Lounge bartenders starting at $314 per night.
  • As part of the new “Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences,” Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is offering guests the chance to experience one of the most scenic drives in South Florida from the driver’s seat of world famous supercars. From Friday, Nov. 14, until Wednesday, Nov. 19, travelers and automotive enthusiasts are provided first‐hand access to a Ferrari 458 Italia, McLauren MP4‐12C, and Porsche 911 Turbo under the direction of professional racecar driver Didier Theys. The three‐hour driving experience from the resort to northern Palm Beach along the coast costs $999 per couple and includes exclusive access to an Aston Martin Rapide.
  • Stay and play at The Seagate Hotel & Spa in courtyard accommodations for $299 per night, or deluxe accommodations for $379 per night, for stays Oct. 1 through Nov. 15. Both stays include a round of golf at The Seagate Country Club. Also at The Seagate Country Club, tickets are now on sale for the November 6‐9. Walgreens Charity Championship; the two‐day event features 48 LPGA Tour Legends. Tickets are available at Walgreens locations in Florida.
  • The Four Seasons Food Truck will be making its stop in The Palm Beaches Oct. 30 through Nov. 4 as part of its Taste Tour along the coast traveling from Boston to Miami. The culinary team at the Four Seasons Palm Beachhas crafted a unique menu for its portion of the tour, highlighting some of the best flavors of the area and local chef favorites such as the spicy Vampiros Steak Tacos. A portion of the proceeds from the Taste Tour will go to deserving charities in each of the nine
  • Delray Beach’s Wright by the Sea hotel recently completed a renovation including new living and dining rooms and upgraded bedroom furniture in each room to make each stay more comfortable. A new walkway to the beach and outdoor umbrellas are perfect for relaxing and enjoying the beach or beautiful pool.
  • Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar will unveil its luxury villas following a $750,000 renovation to transform four suites into Key West‐style boutique, upscale villas this November.
  • Early December 2014, The Breakers‘ Ocean Fitness will debut as the resort’s flagship fitness offering — a spectacular, 6,000 square foot, indoor/outdoor oceanfront fitness experience, situated in the resort’s Mediterranean‐style Beach Club complex.  Complimentary to hotel guests, this exclusive amenity will provide an amazing array of resources to help individuals reach their personal fitness goals in an inspiring setting with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • On Oct. 10, A Palm Beach landmark, The Colony Hotel, will reopen after a five‐week reimagining by international designer Carleton Varney to include a multi‐million dollar transformation of guestrooms, restaurants and lobby with an amazing palette of vibrant colors and florals partnered with the latest in amenities including luxurious Frette linens and walk‐in
  • Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa recently announced the next phase of its new‐fashioned Palm Beach philosophy a partnership with Jonathan Adler to redefine the guest experience.  The resort’s 309 guestrooms, suites and corridors will be full of elegant surprises, including Adler’s signature accents to add style, craft, and joy to the lives of resort guests. The redesign will be completed in time for the winter 2015 season.


  • The Society of the Four Arts recently announced an exciting season of cultural programming, including more than 360 events that celebrate the four arts (art, music, drama and literature). This will be the first season under the leadership of David W. Breneman, a nationally recognized expert on higher education. Among this season’s events is a new series of high definition telecasts from the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, one of the greatest music and dance stages in the world with more than 250 dancers. The Four Arts will show four of the celebrated dance company’s performances, beginning Nov. 23, 2014 with Cesare Pugni’s “Pharaoh’s Daughter”
  • Visit Palm Beach, the largest provider of recreational activities in Florida, recently announced the completion of its newly renovated 40‐passenger sailing catamaran, Hakuna Matata. With a bold and beautiful new paint job, new lavatory, deck and full service bar, the Hakuna Matata is the perfect vessel to enjoy daily sightseeing, sunset or specialty cruises as well as private charters for any special event. The 50‐foot catamaran sails daily out of Downtown West Palm Beach’s beautiful Waterfront Docks, and a number of new specialty cruises will be announced this fall for the upcoming
  • On Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium newest exhibit Afterlife: Tombs & Treasures of Ancient Egypt,the largest current touring exhibition of authentic Egyptian artifacts,will open to transport guests on an interactive journey including a full‐size reconstruction of the burial chamber of the great Pharaoh Thutmose III.
  • On Sept. 23, visitors to the Norton Museum of Art will find a new lobby installation by British artist Terry Haggerty. In addition, a collection titledRenaissance to Rococo: European Collection Highlights will be on view through January 11, and re‐installed works from the museum’s American Art Collection, which will use five galleries instead of four. The Norton Museum of Art’s wildly popular Art After Dark series resumes on Thursday, Sept.
  • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts recently announced Lee Wolf and Steven Caras will serve again as cochairs for the Center’s popular 2014–2015 ArtSmart Lunch & Learn series.  The series of three continuing arts education events includes lively lectures presented during lunch. Tickets are $75 for each event and go on sale to the public starting Sept. 27. Topics include Woody Allen’s Women: In Film and In Life, a tell‐all conversation with Julie Gilbert and Lee Wolf on Jan. 26; Ballet Superstar Marcelo Gomes interviewed by Steven Caras on Feb. 16; and Princess Grace:Her Movies, Her Men, Her Monaco, moderated by Lee Wolf and Steven Caras on March 16.
  • The Creative City Collaborative recently announced that Todd Barkan will be the new Programming Director for Arts Garage in Delray Beach. One of the most respected talents in the jazz world, Barkan has served as both the Artistic Administrator for Jazz at Lincoln Center and theProgramming Director of Dizzy’s Club Coca‐Cola and has already booked internationally renowned jazz artists such as Polly Gibbons.
  • The Malayan tiger habitat at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is undergoing construction to more than double in size, as the Zoo announces its newest corporate sponsor, Braman Motorcars Palm Beach & Jupiter. The Zoo’s two Malayan tigers, male Keemasan Mata and femaleBerapi Api, both reside in the Australia/Asia section of the Zoo, which is where the new habitat will be located. Construction began at the beginning of 2014, and is expected to be completed by the end of the
  • On Sept. 30, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will unveil itsJapanese Design for the Senses: Beauty, Form, and Function exhibit. Each component features objects designed and crafted to be both beautiful and functional.  Inspired by Obon, Japan’s traditional three‐day holiday honoring ancestors, Morikami celebrates by hosting the Lantern Festival on a fun‐packed evening on Oct. 18. Event highlights include rousing taiko drum performances, traditional Japanese folk dancing, a street fair with games and vendor booths. The highlight of the evening begins at sunset when the lake, surrounded by majestic gardens, is transformed into a tranquil sea of lighted lanterns that, in accordance with Japanese custom, guide the departure of ancestors’ souls who have come for a brief visit among the living.


  • Palm Beach’s hottest restaurant, Buccan, has hired its first‐ever pastry chef, Antonia Grandberry from BLT Steak in Miami to bring items to the menu such as a Butterscotch Soaked Carrot Cake and a Popcorn Sundae, a combination of bourbon bacon crackerjack, salted caramel and chocolate crumble with the menu changing frequently.  More exciting news from Buccan, the restaurant will introduce a takeout‐only sandwich shop, Pressed at Buccan, next door to the restaurant open daily for lunch and offering cold and pressed sandwiches like a Steak and Cheese sandwich featuring braised shortrib, calabrian cherry peppers, fontina, and caramelized sweet onions as well as salads and unique sides.
  • The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival will celebrate its eighth year as one of the country’s most prestigious and delectable culinary and wine programs from Dec. 11‐14, 2014. Held at the quintessential Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, Worth Avenue, and at select locations on the island of Palm Beach, the festival will showcase some of the world’s most renowned chefs and wine industry leaders through a collection of dinners, late‐night parties, tastings and seminars.
  • On Monday, Sept. 29 the second South Florida location of Meat Marketwill make its wildly‐anticipated debut at 191 Bradley Place in Palm Beach. Touted by Condé Nast Traveler as one of “Miami’s Buzziest Restaurants,” Meat Market, the award‐winning Lincoln Road steakhouse from seasoned restaurateur David Tornek and Chef/CoOwner Sean Brasel is a glamorous take on the traditional steakhouse. 

Shopping & Retail: 

  • Jupiter’s Harbourside Place, the multi‐use shopping, dining and entertainment project is scheduled to open in October with a grand opening set for December. The project aims to be the area’s downtown destination offering a central location for locals and visitors to explore shops including Tommy Bahamas and Francesca’s or dine at several restaurants including Another Broken Egg and Burger Fi. Harbourside Place will also offer an amphitheater and marina.
  • Several new stores and restaurants are coming soon to CityPlace in West Palm Beach including Paper Source, a unique store offering everything from fine papers to handmade cards and one‐of‐a‐kind gifts, expected to open in October. Another store coming soon to the shopping, dining and entertainment destination is Life in Palm Beach, a fun new boutique offering everything from apparel and gifts to home décor. Early 2015 will bring a new restaurant to CityPlace as Burger and Beer Joint’s mouth‐watering menu includes an extra‐juicy ten‐pound burger, zucchini sticks and fried Twinkies with ice cream to name a few. CityPlace also announced their annual tree lighting for Nov. 15 to kick off the holiday


  • Eight new, nonstop flights from Palm Beach International Airport have been announced including Asheville on Allegiant Airlines, Denver on Frontier Airlines, New York City (JFK) on Delta Airlines, Newport News/Williamsburg on PeoplExpress Airlines, Trenton on Frontier Airlines, Washington D.C. on both JetBlue and Frontier as well as a second daily nonstop flights to Chicago (ORD) on American Airlines.
  • This October at Seagate Spa, guests can enjoy the Pink‐Lady Apple Spice Manicure & Pedicure while sipping a complimentary “Pink Lady” martini. The treatment starts with a warm foot bath infused with spiced essential oils, followed by a luxurious lower‐leg apple spice rub, and hot stone lower‐leg massage utilizing warmed oil to increase circulation followed by polish. The 80‐minute treatment costs $100 and is available through Oct. 31, 2014 with 10 percent of proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

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