Quite shortly West Palm Beachers may request you, “Have you been to the Ben?”
That’s simply because a amazing new Florida resort — the Ben West Palm — is coming to the incredibly hot downtown area with an opening slated for Feb. 13.
The boutique hotel sits on Flagler Banyan Sq., in which Town Hall utilized to be. The location presents the Ben bragging rights as downtown West Palm Beach’s only waterfront lodge.
Taking advantage of that perspective, the Ben will have Spruzzo, the only water-going through rooftop lounge in the downtown place. Spruzzo will sit alongside the hotel’s infinity pool and cabanas, and will have a hearth pit as well as an express elevator to acquire patrons from the foyer right to the eighth ground al fresco boîte.
“From up there you can see past the Breakers into the ocean,” says Thom Stewart, the director of income and marketing and advertising for the Ben, who has been giving really hard-hat excursions of the house since spring to businesses searching for a house to phase charity galas and company occasions.
“Anyone who goes to the top rated flooring, they are marketed,” Stewart provides. “They are searching for anything unique.”
The Ben is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection and will have shut to 8,000 square feet of function area and 208 visitor rooms, of which about 60% will facial area the Palm Harbor Marina.
“This sector has been extremely solid, all the counties of South Florida,” describes Bernardo Neto, the Ben’s common manager. “But West Palm Beach front in individual has had huge events and it wants an additional distinctive resort. Within blocks of the Town Center you have terrific dining establishments and condition of the artwork situations, the (Palm Seaside Intercontinental Boat Exhibit) and SunFest.
“And even with all of that, the city has not had the sort of hotel like Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale by now has. The wide variety of accommodations and sampling of brands that a traveler will profit from in other towns was in no way offered in this article.”
The visitor room fees at the Ben get started at $259 in time and $159 off-time. The resort is now having reservations for March.
How the Ben obtained it’s name
The Ben is a throwback referencing a late 1800s residence in the similar location that was called Ben Trovato.
“It’s an Italian expression, which implies a tale very properly informed,” states Neto, who is at first from Portugal and earlier ran the Park MGM Las Vegas. “It’s … a further way of declaring ‘Even if it is not genuine, it is a good tale.’ ”
Neto says the Ben Trovato Estate was owned by Byrd “Birdie” Spilman Dewey, an author and South Florida pioneer who co-founded the town of Boynton Beach front. Dewey’s property served as a type of socializing salon for both equally enterprise and innovative vacationers as well as notable locals.
“The hotel is based on the spirit of the pioneer,” Neto adds. “We preferred to join to that. There was anything tremendous reliable about it … and the Marriott Autograph Collection likes to locate these special tales.”
The inside of the lodge, created by Malcolm Berg of EoA Group in Coral Gables, pays homage to the Ben Trovato Estate with small, gentle seating and hardwood finishing. The principal bar in the foyer is 50 percent indoor and 50 % outside, “creating that residential sense,” claims Neto. “You wander into the foyer of the hotel and there are four chairs that hold from the ceiling 25 feet high.”
Stewart, who has lived in Fort Lauderdale and now resides in West Palm Seashore, provides, “There are points that as you wander by you have to halt and glance at for a next time — the artwork function or the sculptures. And since Byrd Dewy was a author there is a sitting home, pretty classy … with comfortable household furniture and two fireplaces. Just about every photograph has been hand-selected so they all have a tale behind it.
“When I consider folks on these tours and they go into the foyer rest room, they occur out and they say that they simply cannot consider that they wallpapered the ceiling, but pondering back on individuals old estates, that was incredibly typical.”
THE BEN’S Amenities
In addition to the infinity pool, ballroom and Spruzzo, the lodge will also have:
— The very first floor cafe is referred to as Appropriate Grit and is what Neto phone calls “a signature Florida chop home, but a hipster model of a steak dwelling,” which he interprets as making use of as considerably domestically sourced food items and beverages as attainable, paying notice to South Florida’s micro seasons. “For example, if strawberries are in time then for a person thirty day period we might showcase that component,” Neto explains. “And some of our company come in for stone crab year, so we want to join the visitor to the local fishermen as a result of our culinary choices.” The identify will come from the “grit” of the pioneers and the “proper” air of Dewey’s sophisticated socializing.
— There is a flex-use place known as the Studio, which is an industrial-stylish home with a glass garage doorway and an unfinished ceiling.
— To evoke the vibe of Ben Trovato, the Ben lodge will have Significant Tea every afternoon.
— Pet dogs will get treats, a special very little robe and have their individual home support menu when keeping in the lodge (Dewey’s most well known guide is titled “Bruno,” a identify she also gave to her beloved pet dog that she famously doted on).
— Dawn yoga lessons will be made available and every visitor area has a yoga mat. There will also be beer yoga, spotlighting community micro breweries.
— The rooms have a secret doorway that when opened exposes painted glass in the shower.
— All the bathrooms have direct sunlight.
IF YOU GO
The Ben West Palm is positioned at 251 N. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach front, and is in the northeast quadrant of Olive Avenue and Banyan Boulevard, just one block from Clematis Street.
For additional info, phone 561-655-4001 or go to TheBenWestPalm.com.
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