Quite before long West Palm Beachers may check with you, “Have you been to the Ben?”
That is mainly because a awesome new Florida resort — the Ben West Palm — is coming to the sizzling downtown place with an opening slated for Feb. 13.
The boutique lodge sits on Flagler Banyan Sq., the place City Corridor employed to be. The location gives the Ben bragging legal rights as downtown West Palm Beach’s only waterfront resort.
Taking benefit of that see, the Ben will have Spruzzo, the only h2o-experiencing rooftop lounge in the downtown region. Spruzzo will sit along with the hotel’s infinity pool and cabanas, and will have a fire pit as effectively as an categorical elevator to acquire patrons from the lobby specifically to the eighth flooring al fresco boîte.
“From up there you can see earlier the Breakers into the ocean,” suggests Thom Stewart, the director of sales and advertising for the Ben, who has been supplying hard-hat excursions of the residence considering that spring to organizations seeking for a room to stage charity galas and company activities.
“Anyone who goes to the best ground, they are bought,” Stewart adds. “They are looking for something special.”
The Ben is component of the Marriott Autograph Assortment and will have near to 8,000 square toes of celebration house and 208 guest rooms, of which about 60% will deal with the Palm Harbor Marina.
“This sector has been very strong, all the counties of South Florida,” explains Bernardo Neto, the Ben’s standard supervisor. “But West Palm Seaside in certain has experienced big events and it demands an excess particular lodge. Inside blocks of the Town Centre you have good places to eat and condition of the art situations, the (Palm Seashore Worldwide Boat Exhibit) and SunFest.
“And even with all of that, the metropolis has not had the type of lodge like Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale by now has. The selection of accommodations and sampling of brand names that a traveler will advantage from in other towns was in no way available here.”
The visitor place charges at the Ben start at $259 in time and $159 off-period. The lodge is now getting reservations for March.
How the Ben got it is title
The Ben is a throwback referencing a late 1800s household in the identical place that was called Ben Trovato.
“It’s an Italian expression, which suggests a story pretty properly told,” states Neto, who is initially from Portugal and earlier ran the Park MGM Las Vegas. “It’s … a further way of expressing ‘Even if it is not accurate, it is a great tale.’ ”
Neto says the Ben Trovato Estate was owned by Byrd “Birdie” Spilman Dewey, an creator and South Florida pioneer who co-started the town of Boynton Seashore. Dewey’s house served as a form of socializing salon for each enterprise and artistic tourists as very well as notable locals.
“The lodge is dependent on the spirit of the pioneer,” Neto provides. “We needed to connect to that. There was something tremendous reliable about it … and the Marriott Autograph Assortment likes to come across these exceptional stories.”
The interior of the hotel, made by Malcolm Berg of EoA Team in Coral Gables, pays homage to the Ben Trovato Estate with reduced, smooth seating and hardwood finishing. The primary bar in the foyer is 50 % indoor and 50 % outdoor, “creating that residential truly feel,” says Neto. “You stroll into the lobby of the hotel and there are four chairs that hold from the ceiling 25 feet substantial.”
Stewart, who has lived in Fort Lauderdale and now resides in West Palm Beach, adds, “There are items that as you stroll by means of you have to quit and glimpse at for a next time — the artwork function or the sculptures. And since Byrd Dewy was a author there is a sitting down room, very stylish … with tender furnishings and two fireplaces. Each and every photograph has been hand-selected so they all have a tale powering it.
“When I get persons on these tours and they go into the foyer toilet, they appear out and they say that they can’t believe that they wallpapered the ceiling, but considering back on these previous estates, that was pretty widespread.”
THE BEN’S Facilities
In addition to the infinity pool, ballroom and Spruzzo, the lodge will also have:
— The initial flooring restaurant is known as Good Grit and is what Neto phone calls “a signature Florida chop property, but a hipster variation of a steak dwelling,” which he interprets as using as a great deal domestically sourced meals and drinks as probable, shelling out consideration to South Florida’s micro seasons. “For instance, if strawberries are in season then for just one month we could possibly showcase that ingredient,” Neto describes. “And some of our company come in for stone crab season, so we want to connect the visitor to the neighborhood fishermen via our culinary choices.” The title arrives from the “grit” of the pioneers and the “proper” air of Dewey’s subtle socializing.
— There is a flex-use place referred to as the Studio, which is an industrial-stylish space with a glass garage door and an unfinished ceiling.
— To evoke the vibe of Ben Trovato, the Ben hotel will have Substantial Tea each and every afternoon.
— Canine will get treats, a special minor robe and have their very own place support menu when staying in the resort (Dewey’s most well-known guide is titled “Bruno,” a title she also gave to her beloved canine that she famously doted on).
— Sunrise yoga courses will be provided and each visitor home has a yoga mat. There will also be beer yoga, spotlighting neighborhood micro breweries.
— The rooms have a solution door that when opened exposes painted glass in the shower.
— All the bogs have direct sunlight.
IF YOU GO
The Ben West Palm is located at 251 N. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach, and is in the northeast quadrant of Olive Avenue and Banyan Boulevard, one particular block from Clematis Road.
For a lot more info, get in touch with 561-655-4001 or go to TheBenWestPalm.com.
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