THE BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, AMERICA
Resort’s $200 million transformation aims to usher in a new golden era for luxury travellers.
The iconic Boca Raton has unveiled the most significant evolution in its 96-year history following a multi-million-dollar transformation that it hopes will lead the renaissance of the grand American resort. Originally designed and brought to life by famed architect Addison Mizner nearly a century ago, The Boca Raton promises to bring a new type of luxury hospitality to the South Florida hotel scene.
The resort comprises five distinct hotels set among 200 acres, with exceptional accommodation, extraordinary culinary concepts, a private golden beach, large spa, 18-hole golf course, racquet club, pool club and much more.
Cloister, which opened originally as the Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn in 1926, has undergone a comprehensive restoration. Located harbourside, close to the golf and racquet clubs and spa, Cloister has a long history as the destination for leisure. It has 294 guest rooms and suites. Paying homage to its celebrated past, the reimagined hotel has new drink and dine offerings, distinct amenities, and shops, including 12 restaurants and bars.
The perfect adults-only getaway, Yacht Club is on a promenade where the lush terrace provides a scenic outdoor enclave with spectacular waterfront views. Catering to those looking to escape to a harbourside paradise, Yacht Club offers an elegant atmosphere complete with sweeping views of Lake Boca, a curated concierge service, and personalised butlers to help prepare every memorable detail. Exclusive amenities abound for Yacht Club guests, including a new intimate fine-dining restaurant and special access to the pool at Spa Palmera.
Whether planning a romantic retreat, family adventure or coastal escape, the Boca Raton Bungalows offer an ideal setting for extended stays. Completely redesigned, the three-storey boutique luxury hideaway offers 58 spacious residential-style suites, each two-bedroomed and designed to showcase mid-century modern décor with contemporary charm. Set harbourside, the Bungalows sit peacefully among four acres of lush green lawns, with a private pool and dedicated amenities including complimentary continental breakfast and delicious afternoon bites.
The Boca Raton’s iconic Tower is the shining focus of this impressive development, following a $45 million transformation by architecture and design firm, Rockwell Group. Also set harbourside, the 27-storey pink Tower has been entirely redesigned from ground to sky. Featuring 224 spacious suites and guest rooms, each with flexible configurations – from adjoining suites to entire floor takeovers – the Tower is the perfect option for multi-generational families and groups of friends. Accentuating 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and South Florida coastline, artful touches include built-in window seating, neutral linen fabrics, fluted feature walls, classic mouldings and wood accents, all just steps away from the many restaurants and new harbourside pool club.
Opening early next year, The Boca Raton Beach Club will offer a stylish getaway for jetsetters and laidback excursionists. There will be 212 sun-filled accommodations ranging from spacious guestrooms to three-bedroom suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, all boasting breezy beachside interiors. With plenty of places to relax and unwind, guests will choose from three sparkling pools with 46 cabanas, or spend the day lounging on the private golden beach.
Inspired by the elegant grandeur of Spain’s Alhambra palace, Spa Palmera is the resort’s award-winning spa, with 44 treatment rooms, elaborate mosaics, grand arches, a lush courtyard with tranquil gardens, waterfall whirlpools and a private spa pool, serving as a secluded sanctuary. The serene enclave includes a tranquillity pool and new salt room.
Every culinary experience at the resort has been rethought during this transformation as it aims to stand out as world-class culinary destination. Highlights include the elegance of the MB Supper Club where the refined setting gives a nod to the gilded age of supper clubs in the 1930s and 1940s. Meanwhile, classical architecture meets modern design at Palm Court, a European cocktail bar, café, and centrally located social hub.
A jewel of the resort’s waterfront is the Harborside Pool Club, which overlooks Lake Boca Raton. This four-acre oasis has four pools, a floating river, two three-storey-high waterslides, luxury cabanas, a retail boutique, and a lawn for special events.