Boca Raton, FL

The Boca Raton unveils new Cloister hotel, Sadelle's, and Palm Court cocktail lounge

Best of South Florida
Michael Stavaridis

Today marks a historic milestone for South Florida’s iconic resort and private club as The Boca Raton unveils its transformation of Harborside, part of the destination's $200 million reimagination.

Set on 200 waterfront acres, The Boca Raton features five distinct hotels. Now, with the most significant evolution in its 95-year history, guests can experience the relaunch of Cloister, the original storied hotel that serves as the heart of Harborside.

As when famed architect Addison Mizner opened the property in 1926, Cloister once again gleams in coastal white. The grand entrance has been extensively renovated, including every detail along the main drive and throughout the gracious lobby.

Featuring 294 rooms and suites, the hotel showcases grand architecture, exciting new dining, and distinct amenities, including an expansive wellness sanctuary, Spa Palmera. The 50,000-square-foot, Alhambra-inspired spa has been stunningly reimagined with lifestyle expert Colin Cowie. In addition to 44 treatment rooms, the serene enclave features a tranquility pool, new Halotherapy Himalayan Salt Room, Ritual Baths for an enhanced menu of scent journeys for a personalized experience, and a new Spa Café offering cold-pressed juice, cocktails, and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.
Photo courtesy of Sadelle's

The Boca Raton’s second signature restaurant collaboration introduces Major Food Group to the city with Sadelle’s, open for breakfast and lunch. With locations in New York’s SoHo, Miami, Las Vegas, and Paris, the restaurant serves quintessential 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 for a quick taste. Designed by Rockwell Group and adjacent to Cloister’s lobby, the restaurant preserves the historic Garden Room’s architecture of dark wood beams and window arches while wrapping the walls in Sadelle’s signature blue lacquer paneling to create the ambiance of a European patisserie.

For evening dining, guests and locals can also visit Palm Court, a reimagined lakefront cocktail lounge that features soaring ceilings and breathtaking coastal views. A vibrant locale for meetups and mingling, Bossa Nova Jazz musicians entertain while handcrafted cocktails such as the Hemingway Daiquiri and Mediterranean Mule are shaken and stirred with flair. Here, the modern redesign of the sun-drenched lounge celebrates its historic Spanish Colonial-style architecture complimented by a glowing central bar for a grand statement with delicate brass shelving and a backlit bar die featuring custom peacock green ombre piped glass.
The Flamingo Grill

These new dining venues expand The Boca Raton’s culinary collection, following recent openings of The Flamingo Grill, and MB Supper Club, a glamorous dinner and entertainment experience. 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.

This month, Yacht Club has also 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 the Harborside Pool Club, featuring multiple pools, waterslides, and luxury experiences as part of the first phase launch. Set among tropical palms, the club features three pools, a 450-foot floating river, water slides, luxury cabanas with personalized butler service, a pool bar serving cocktails and light bites, a 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.

“This is the new Golden Era of The Boca Raton, and a celebration of our legacy within the community,” says Daniel Hostettler, President & CEO of The Boca Raton. “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.”

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