South Florida icon The Boca Raton debuts US$200 million transformation
The Boca Raton | photo credit: Michael Stavaridis

South Florida icon The Boca Raton debuts US$200 million transformation

BOCA RATON — The Boca Raton has unveiled its $200 million transformation with perfect timing for Florida’s winter season.

The most significant evolution in the South Florida icon’s 95-year history includes the relaunch of Cloister, the original storied hotel that serves as the heart of Harborside.

With 294 rooms and suites, Cloister now features Sadelle’s, in partnership with Major Food Group. Sadelle’s is open for breakfast and lunch. With locations in New York’s SoHo, Las Vegas, and Paris, the refined yet fun restaurant serves classics such as sliced-to-order smoked salmon, Sadelle’s famous bagels, and crispy latkes. Sadelle’s Grab ‘n Go is open early through the afternoon.

Cloister is also home to Palm Court cocktail lounge, with its soaring ceilings, coastal views and design by lifestyle expert Colin Cowie. Ideal for meetups and mingling, the Palm Court features Bossa Nova Jazz musicians and handcrafted cocktails. Meanwhile the redesigned 50,000-square-foot, Alhambra-inspired Spa Palmera offers 44 treatment rooms, a tranquility pool, new Halotherapy Himalayan Salt Room, and Aemotio Vichy Shower by Lemi. A new Spa Café offers cold-pressed juice, cocktails and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

Also part of the transformation, the 112-suite Yacht Club has reemerged as The Boca Raton’s luxury lakefront accommodations for an adults-only hideaway. A new highlight of the resort’s waterfront is the debut of Harborside Pool Club, featuring multiple pools, waterslides, and luxury experiences.

More dining venues recently opened at The Boca Raton include The Flamingo Grill, and MB Supper Club. The Boca Raton will continue to introduce new concepts this winter, including two new restaurants with Major Food Group exploring Japanese and Italian cuisine, as well as Maison Rose, a macaron and chocolate shop.

“A New Golden Era of The Boca Raton is a celebration of our legacy within the community and internationally,” says Daniel A. Hostettler, President & CEO of The Boca Raton. “We worked closely with the Boca Raton Historical Society to meticulously restore our property and partnered with an award-winning team of builders and creators to reimagine each touchpoint. As we look toward the future, our focus remains unwavering – to provide an extraordinary experience that defines The Boca Raton as one of the world’s most renowned luxury resorts and private clubs.”

Set on 200 waterfront acres, The Boca Raton features five distinct hotels. In addition to Cloister and the all-suite Yacht Club, there’s the residential-style retreat Bungalows, with 58 spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom residences with full kitchens. Complimentary daily continental breakfast and afternoon snacks are served at the new Bungalows Reception lounge. For an oceanfront luxury escape, there’s Beach Club, set on half a mile of private golden beach. And coming soon, the 27-storey Tower will be unveiled following a $45 million transformation.

Phase One of The Boca Raton’s Harborside Pool Club features three pools, a 450-foot floating river, water slides, luxury cabanas with personalized butler service, a Pool Bar, Banyan Bunch kids club, and more. In 2022, the Pool Club will expand further to unveil a FlowRider surf wave simulator, 7,100-square-foot event lawn, teens’ lounge, retail experiences, and new waterfront dining.

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