For those who want the luxury of Palm Beach with the comfort of staying in a private estate and the amenities of a full service resort, there is only one answer.
That answer is The Brazilian Court.
This Palm Beach hotel is not so much a place to lay one’s head as it is an oasis. It is in a residential neighborhood that is a four minute stroll to Worth Avenue, which is lined with upscale shops and restaurants, and the public beach is only two blocks away. The hotel is a sanctuary of calm and peace, harkening back to the days when Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy would come to Palm Beach for the winter. The hotel is built around 2 sunny courtyards, filled with plush white loungers and bubbling fountains.In the evening, classic jazz music is gently piped through hidden stereos to the courtyards, enhancing the romantic, retro feel of the hotel.
The rooms are done in several themes, but each has the feel of being individually decorated. The atmosphere is dark and sumptuous, filled with saturated jewel tones, deeply colored wood, and deluxe linens. Even the smallest room is expertly designed to feel spacious and luxurious, and all rooms come with free wi-fi and a plethora of cable channels. The bathrooms are equally luxurious, with deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs, luxury toiletries, and a separate glassed-in shower. Of course, if you wanted to really make a splash, you could stay in one of the hotel’s signature suites, which feature up to 2 bedrooms, a kitchenette,and a large sitting room. Some of these suites have direct access to the elegant pool, where hotel guests enjoy loungers and a full pool menu, including entrees, snacks, and cocktails. You could also choose to dine at Cafe Boulud, the hotel’s elegant but relaxed restaurant. The breakfasts, lunches, and dinners here are all prepared with Boulud’s signature attention to detail and quality, French technique paired with seasonal ingredients.
Though one could easily spend your afternoons at the pool , you would be remiss to miss the beach club. A hotel luxury car drives you to the beach club at the beachfront Omphoy Hotel and picks you up. When there, rent a lounger and an umbrella, and relax on the stretch of beautiful private beach. The servers are quick with a cocktail menu, and the combination of crystal clear waters, delicious drinks, and hours of relaxation is not to be missed. Don’t worry if you are hungry on the drive back – ask your driver to stop at the window at Havana for a beefy, spicy Papa Relleno.
Once back at the hotel, you may wish to take advantage of the nightly happy hour, offering wine and appetizer specials until 7 pm. Or, you could want to go to your room to prepare for a night out on Worth Avenue, dining on tapas at Buccan. You could even choose to just sit in the courtyard and order some food – the room service fare is as delicious and complex as that served in the dining room.
Even with all of the incredible amenities, the service is what truly sets this hotel apart. Everyone knows your name, yet does not bother you. Staff members are quick to offer water bottles when you leave the hotel, and appear from nowhere to open doors for you. This anticipation of the guests’ needs is what sets this hotel apart.
Come here to escape, to relax, and to to sit for hours in a sun drenched courtyard or lounge on a gorgeous private beach. Come if you want to be chauffeured rather than drive, if you want to lay for hours in your lovely room, or if you want to truly lose yourself in another time and place. The Brazilian Court is more than a hotel, it is truly an oasis.