What’s New in The Palm Beaches, 2018 - 2019
The Palm Beaches, which is the collection of 39 cities and towns that make up Palm Beach County, are located in Southeast Florida – just one hour north of Miami and roughly two hours southeast of Orlando. While this destination’s rich culture is shaped by its storied legacy in the glittering Gilded Age, The Palm Beaches walk a delicate balance of preserving its meticulously preserved, bougainvillea-draped architecture with a bustling, urban vibrancy – one that has come along with its continued evolution. Highlights of this year’s new developments include innovative hotel concepts, elevated culinary excellence, re-envisioned cultural institutions and intriguing attractions that immerse visitors into the vast diversity of experiences available in this paradise. One thing that remains the same… more than 47 miles of palm-tree lined, golden-sand beaches along the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean set the scene of this tropical paradise that is ready to welcome visitors from around the globe.
NEW PLACES TO STAY:
Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences – Singer Island
Scheduled for completion in late 2019, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences offers a new paradigm of mindful living on Singer Island for those who are pursuing an unparalleled wellness lifestyle or a relaxing spa getaway. Amrit, which is Sanskrit for “elixir of life,” totals 351 units (hotel and residences) between two towers (Tower P - Peace and Tower H - Happiness). The property includes a 100,000- sqaure-foot space that will consist of an outdoor spa and wellness amenities, including a meditation garden and outdoor yoga studios. Developed in partnership with the Himalayan Institute, Amrit merges Eastern traditions and inner science with Western luxury, enhanced through modern technologies and personalized programming. Arguably the most wellness-immersive development currently under construction in the United States, the property will offer a bounty of wellness offerings, including mood-enhancing aromatherapy and posture-supportive heat reflexology floors. The property will also feature an exterior sound intrusion block and dawn simulation lighting, as well as wellness programs such as aromatherapy, body and beauty treatments, helping its guests and residents to learn to live consciously, and educating them about how blue light and technology affect sleep quality. Residences are priced from $700,000 to more than $4 million.
Situated on 250 acres just outside of downtown West Palm Beach, Banyan Cay Resort & Golf is set to open in late 2019. The resort centerpieces include a 150-room lifestyle hotel and 130-acre Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, a new par-72 design to feature five sets of tees to accommodate all skill levels, and course yardage from 4,800 yards to 7,200 yards. Guests will also have access to a full service clubhouse, resort dining, a 5,000-square-foot signature spa and fitness center, tennis pavilion, pool, and more than 15,000 square feet of meeting facilities.
Set to debut in Downtown Boca Raton in 2020, the 158-room hotel will be Mandarin Oriental’s second property in Florida and sixth in North America. All rooms and suites will be designed in a sophisticated and contemporary style, with exacting attention to detail that is reflective of the Group’s oriental heritage, and complimented with views of the Atlantic Ocean, golf course or downtown landscape. The hotel will feature two rooftop pools; fine dining restaurants and bars, including Mandarin Oriental’s signature MO Bar + Lounge located on the rooftop with an outdoor terrace; and a Mandarin Oriental cake shop. Inspired by both ancient Asian and European traditions, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental will offer holistic rejuvenation and relaxation, as well as a state-of-the art fitness center. Golf legend Jack Niklaus has begun redesigning the adjacent 18-hole golf course, located at the Via Mizner Golf & City Club, which includes championship facilities as well as a range of family-friendly features. Banqueting and meeting space will include a 4,500-square-foot ballroom and a variety of adaptable conference rooms. The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, consisting of another 92 rooms, will be located in the adjoining tower connected to the hotel by sky bridge. The two buildings will form part of a two-million-square-foot, upscale mixed-use development called Via Mizner, which will also include a half-mile of luxury retail.
Scheduled to open Winter 2019, the new property will be located in the Pineapple Grove Arts District of downtown Delray Beach. The project will include 141 rooms and suites, three restaurants (one of which will be a rooftop restaurant), a rooftop pool and lounge area, fitness center, two levels of underground parking, and an elevated glass-enclosed event space for up to 300 guests.
In November 2018, the Town of Palm Beach‘s only Five-Star, Five- Diamond Resort officially re-opened after a multi-million-dollar renovation. The resort-wide enhancement by internationally acclaimed interior architect and designer Martin Brudnizki includes redesigned guest rooms, a new arrival experience, an enhanced beach experience and remodeled pool deck including the addition of an adults-only second pool. New culinary offerings include signature restaurant, Florie’s, in partnership with Mauro Colagreco, a world-renowned Michelin star chef, as well as a new beachfront restaurant concept that will capture a warm fresh elegance just steps from the sand. Colagreco has two Michelin stars to his name, and is the culinary mind behind Mirazur, the seaside restaurant in southern France named third best in the world this year. Newly-redesigned guest rooms evoke Palm Beach’s charm and mid-century glamour, and a new category of first floor guest rooms offer expanded balconies leading directly onto the pool deck. The Breakers’ historic Ocean Course – Palm Beach (coming soon)
Florida’s oldest golf course is currently undergoing a makeover by famed golf course architect Rees Jones. Scheduled to re-open in late December 2018, the full-scale renovation of the Ocean Course will enhance the resort’s overall golf experience, improving the course’s playability (for all players, from PGA pros to beginners), while maintaining the cherished character of these legendary greens. Originally laid out by Alexander H. Findlay in 1897 and redesigned in 2000 by Brian Silva, the vintage-style Ocean Course will feature new green complexes, customized water features, expanded undulations, new salt-tolerant grass turf, more native sub-tropical landscaping, an upgraded water-conserving reverse-osmosis irrigation system and the renovation and expansion of the John Webster Golf Academy. In 2006, Jones redesigned the resort’s sister championship course, The Breakers Rees Jones® Course, which also remains open for the enjoyment of hotel guests and club members.
The Yacht Club at Boca Raton Resort & Club – Boca Raton
In November 2018, Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, completed a 112-room self-contained boutique hotel within the grand hotel, aptly called The Yacht Club. The $8.2 million transformation invites guests to enjoy exquisite views of the Intracoastal Waterway, referred to as Lake Boca, and the picturesque Luxury Resort Marina from the private Yacht Club balcony. As elite patrons of The Yacht Club, guests are privy to a curbside escort and a champagne welcome in a private arrival area. They will also receive personal concierge service for all arrangements, including the following: priority access to dining and all on-property activities; customized in-room mini bar, unique turndown offerings and pressing of two clothing items per guest; VIP Beach Concierge and Rejuvenation Chalet at the Boca Beach Club and Tower pools, featuring a private refreshment station with water, sunscreen, cooling mist, fans, cooling towelettes, fruit and more; transportation to Royal Palm and Mizner Park along with VIP Shuttle offered throughout the day to the Beach Club; complimentary spa access, including a one-hour blowout at Waldorf Astoria Spa private; tasting offerings by resort mixologists and chefs in the Commodore Club and more.
RE-ENVISIONED MEETING SPACE: The Colony Hotel - Palm Beach
Reopened in August 2018, The Colony’s Coral Ballroom uses materials and colors of the sea, which creates a sophisticated environment appreciative of Palm Beach’s natural beauty in the 2,800-square-foot space. To fully embrace the splendor outdoors, three grand arched floor-to-ceiling windows provide vistas to a private terrace, which can only be accessed from the Ballroom and is otherwise hidden from view. Antique white coral chandeliers and inspired matching sconces bathe the room in soft dappled light, while the Ballroom’s custom hand-painted pickled and bleached wood floors display white branched coral patterns. Walls are upholstered in soft cream and beige fine linen stripe, lending a cozy and intimate feeling to the space, and a tromp l’oiel pattern of geometric shells runs beneath a coral stone chair rail encircling the room. Flanking the Coral Ballroom to the west is the smaller Solarium, a sun-drenched room with a wall of french doors opening onto the hotel’s lawn.. For those seeking a more intimate setting, the Ballroom can be divided into three smaller rooms.
In October 2018, Forbes Five-Star oceanfront retreat Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa unveiled its newly-redesigned ballrooms and meeting spaces, which encompass more than 30,000 square feet of indoor space on two levels in the resort’s north tower. Designed by leading hospitality design firm RTKL Associates, the renovations showcase stunning contemporary designs and include three refreshed ballrooms: The Grand Ballroom, Ocean Ballroom and Plaza Ballroom, which feature custom carpeting, modern wall sconces, sophisticated furnishings, and a neutral color palette with accents of silvery blues and greens. Marble flooring in the corridor, new modern seating, and a captivating grand staircase add to the transformation. More new additions include advanced technology, such as a new state-of-the-art sound system, LED lighting and electronic reader boards outside each meeting room. The property can accommodate groups from ten to 700 in its variety of stylish indoor and outdoor spaces, and offers 309 guest rooms and suites.
NEW EXPERIENCES TO SAVOR:
Located in the Prado Salon and Spa, you will find a tiny counter spot offering grab-and-go 100% vegan options including empanadas, donuts, tea cakes, churros, and bagels. Products are also non-GMO and gluten free.
Batch New Southern Kitchen & Tap – West Palm Beach
Batch New Southern Kitchen & Tap opened in mid-November 2018 and is located in the heart of downtwon West Palm Beach. The scratch-kitchen menu is described as a combination of “comfort food and artisitc Southern food” utilizing ingredients from local farms and distilleries. The restaurant has yet to release its menu; however, it has teased several items on its social media pages, including buttermilk biscuts and cornbread waffles, crispy pork rinds, a crispy portebello sandwhich topped with housemade pickles, watermelon salad and housemade bacon tots. The restaurant gets its name from a cocktail “batching” technique, where they marinate some drinks for months before available. The bar will have a heavy focus on bourbon, but will also serve local craft beers to hand-crafted, artisan cocktails.
Hai House is a refined yet approachable Chinese-American dining experience in the heart of Palm Beach’s historic Worth Avenue. With award-winning chef James Strine at the helm, Hai House serves dim sum, noodles, seafood, and various classic Chinese dishes. The full bar offers an innovative, hand-crafted cocktail program, as well as a curated wine list and authentic Chinese beer and teas. Diners of all backgrounds are encouraged to experience a flavor journey unlike any other, sampling flavorful dishes ranging from Egg Drop Soup or Peking Duck, to Singapore Noodles and Sweet-Sour Pork. C PB at The Colony Palm Beach – Palm Beach
On December 7, 2018, the treasured and iconic The Colony Palm Beach welcomes CPB (Colony Palm Beach), a new contemporary American restaurant concept led by Executive Chef Tom Whitaker. With a menu inspired by the sea, local ingredients and the historic pink hotel, guests will embark on a culinary journey to suit their tastes with playful twists of popular classics as well as health-minded dishes. Local ingredients will be prepared with European techniques, influenced by British and American cuisines. A rotating chef’s tasting menu will highlight Chef Whitaker’s creative cuisine, while featuring local seasonal items. A beverage program will compliment Chef Whitaker’s dishes with a craft cocktail selection and diverse wine list. The beverage program will be led by Court of Masters certified Sommelier Eric Hammer. Redesigned by Kemble Interiors, CPB’s décor will blend whimsical citrus prints with natural grass cloth and play homage to its iconic location, displaying photographs on its walls of luminary Palm Beachers and celebrities at The Colony from over the decades, curated by designer and author Steven Stolman. The Colony’s long-standing tradition of live music will continue with nightly music at CPB, featuring jazz great Copeland Davis and a rotating roster of other late-night, post-dinner musical performers. The restaurant and bar will serve alfresco breakfast, lunch and dinner, poolside.
Crazy Uncle Mike’s – Boca Raton
Described as a brewery with multiple personalities, Uncle Mike’s opened in October 2018. The new brewery is equipped with a restaurant serving global cuisine. Live music and a full-liquor bar with a boutique wine selection are also part of the brewery’s appeal. The 9,000-square-foot establishment can pump out 300 gallons of beer a day. The opening marks Boca Raton’s fourth brewery and The Palm Beaches’ 20th brewery.
Florie’s at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach – Palm Beach
As part of its November 2018 renovation, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach debuted Florie’s, a restaurant in partnership with internationally acclaimed Argentine-Italian Chef Mauro Colagreco. Colagreco’s flagship Mirazur in Menton, France holds two Michelin stars and is ranked third on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 list.
Chef de Cuisine Florenzo Barbieri will help lead Florie’s kitchen under Colagreco’s close mentorship. Florie’s menus are inspired by Colagreco’s Mediterranean spirit, and menu items are primarily cooked by live fire with a stone hearth oven, yakitori grill and “à la broche,” a spit-roasting technique. For dinner, starters include a selection of pastas, wood-fired pizzas and appetizers such as hamachi with citrus and macadamia milk. Plates, including aubergine and mozzarella with parmesan cream, are touched by fire in the hearth oven, while the yakitori grill yields boldly flavored items such as wagyu beef with grilled red peppers. À la broche dishes such as farm-raised truffled chicken with albufera sauce, potatoes, chives and shallots round out the menu. The lunch menu highlights many of the dinner offerings with additional options. Florie’s Bar features seasonally changing, garden-fresh cocktails and aperitifs. Selections celebrate Florida’s abundance of citrus and the versatility of fresh herbs and botanicals sourced from the Resort’s personal garden. An extensive wine list crafted by Sommelier Jessica Altieri features wines by the bottle or glass produced by globally renowned winemakers and vineyards. Preserving the ocean and land is the foundation of the wine by the glass program, which exclusively serves 100 percent sustainable wines.
Whether one needs to drop off a prescription and grab a “Brooklyn Egg Cream” for nostalgic reasons, or just to enjoy their fresh breakfast and lunch items, Delray Shores Pharmacy & Foxworth Fountain has added charm and history to the Delray Beach downtown community. The Pharmacy was designed to showcase a new, modern experience plus boutique-style shopping, while the Foxworth Fountain addition was created as a throwback to the fountains from more than a century ago, where most pharmacies featured their own countertop seating, stools and soda jerks. The menu features classic hand-stirred sodas, milk shakes and egg creams, and a full, contemporary breakfast and lunch menu. Foxworth hosts daily Happy Hours from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with an “Adulting Menu,” with Craft Beer Milkshakes, Floats and CBD Shakes and Sundaes.
Grandview Public Market (“Grandview” or “GPM”) is a multi-vendor food hall located within the newly-developed “Warehouse District” of West Palm Beach. As a repurposed 14,000-square-foot mid-century warehouse, GPM provides uniquely-curated dining and shopping experiences where visitors choose from a wide variety of food options from local and national vendors. The 12 independent vendors are a mix of established local brands with loyal followings, including Celis Produce, Poke Lab Eatery, Zipitios, and Chef Clay Carnes’ new BBQ concept, Cholo BBQ. Recently opened in October 2018 is a local wood-fired Neopolitan-style pizza concept called Pizza Paradise. GPM is fashioned on similar models across the country, like NYC’s Chelsea Market and Krog Street Market in Atlanta; old buildings remodeled to create a thriving, community-driven town center with a focus on small and/or independent businesses.
Loch Bar, a classic seafood tavern by Alex and Eric Smith of Atlas Restaurant Group, brings old-school charm and exceptional culinary offerings to Boca Raton’s Mizner Park on November 23, 2018. The Smith Brothers’ second unique establishment in the historic downtown area and ninth nationwide, Loch Bar presents South Florida diners with an outstanding selection of gourmet dishes including traditional and unique seafood and steaks with the area’s largest raw bar, in addition to housing Florida’s most extensive whiskey list featuring over 300 labels.
Maven is an American Brasserie-styled restaurant, hailing from the New England restaurant team behind Nantucket’s Galley Beach, and Afterhouse Wine and Seafood Bar. The restaurant currently accommodates 200+ guests that walk through its doors. Maven offers regular menu items seven days a week in addition to happy hour.
Tapeo, with a name selected from the Spanish term for tapas crawl, opened its doors to West Palm Beach this August. Executive Chef Javier Gutierrez, a Bilboa, Spain native takes the helm at the restaurant’s kitchen. The downstairs dining areas and bar offer a casual space for the enjoyment of tapas and wine, surrounded by Spanish-themed murals by New York Graffiti artist Raul Rubio, while upstairs offers a more romantic setting of white tablecloths and views of Downtown West Palm Beach. On the menu, diners can find more than 30 small plates, including chistorras (Spanish sausage), meat and cheese boards, Spanish-style baguette sandwiches, octopus, and a selection of entrees such as rich dishes, seafood dishes and steak dishes. Guests will also find more than seven varieties of paella.
Throughout the years, Tin Roof stages have hosted the famous, those who should have been famous and everyone inbetween. Originally from Nashville,Tin Roof is a “live music joint” designed to give musicians a place to play and a place to hang when they aren’t onstage. The Delray Beach location will have two stages, two bars and a patio adjacent to the vibrant Atlantic Avenue. While live music sets the stage for this eclectic scene, guests can feast on southern favorites like fried green tomatoes, dixie biscuts, po boys and indulgent comfort foods such as Nashville hot chicken, candy pig mac and cheese, voodoo shrimp and chicken-and-waffles.
Located in the heart of downtown east Boca Raton, Union Twenty-Seven opened in the Fall of 2018 and delivers an upscale, beach-chic experience that prepares regional, seasonal and artisanal menus. Led by Executive Chef George Patti, the menu evolves with the flavors of the seasons and is designed to be approachable. Starters include shrimp with jalapeño cream and grits with manchego cheese, and a roasted gulf oyster with blue crab, olives, kale and mascarpone; main entrees include black squid ink linguine with lobster, whole roasted fish and lamb rack. The international wine list was curated by Sommelier Krystal Kinney in a manner to offer prestige and value with every bottle or glass.
NEW EXPERIENCES TO SEE OR TRY: Drive Shack – West Palm Beach
Opening spring 2019, Drive Shack’s West Palm Beach venue will be the golf-entertainment attraction’s second
U.S. location. Accessing the latest in technology, Drive Shack brings a new level of play to the sport, with exciting interactive range games designed for players of all ages and skills; virtual courses allowing one to tee off around the world; and state-of-the-art golf equipment for enthusiasts looking to up their game. An all-in-one golf and entertainment destination, the 60,000 sq. ft., three-story complex will feature 96 expansive climate-controlled bays with lounge seating; signature restaurant and bar offering elevated dining along with craft beers, wines and cocktails; live entertainment and a classic arcade game center with unlimited free play. Ideal for social gatherings and corporate outings, Drive Shack West Palm Beach boasts indoor and outdoor meeting spaces for groups of 10 to 1,000. There is also the Drive Shack Academy, which offers fun social leagues, clinics and one-on-one instruction.
In May 2018, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts broke ground on a $50 million expansion. The project will increase the size of the lobby by 6,000 square feet, create a new pedestrian-friendly plaza complete with expanded sidewalks and bike path as well as a waterfall fountain, and add a new valet parking garage. Work is scheduled to be completed by summer of 2020. The performace theaters are still open and are confirmed to host more than 200 events during the 2018-2019 season, including performances by Jerry Seinfeld, Brussels Philharmonic, the African American Film Festival, Disney’s The Lion King, Derek Hough: Live! The Tour, Kinky Boots, Waitress and more.The Norton Museum of Art – West Palm Beach
A cultural icon in the destination since its founding in 1941, the Norton is set to debut its transformative $100 million Norman Foster-designed expansion in February 2019. The expansion and renovation, which began in November 2015, will further serve visitors by enhancing its 6.3-acre campus with an additional 12,000 square feet of gallery space for exhibitions, an education center with two new classrooms and student gallery, the 210- seat state-of-the-art Stiller Family Foundation Auditorium, the Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Restaurant (which includes a garden terrace), an adjoining 9,000-square-foot sculpture garden, a 4,000-square-foot soaring Great Hall, and six restored 1920s-era historic houses to accommodate an artists-in-residence program and the Director’s home. The museum closed temporarily on July 16 and will reopen on February 9, 2019, with eight new exhibitions and numerous works of art from its collection – which include world-class examples of American, European, Chinese, and Contemporary Art and Photography - that have not been on view in more than two years.
Surf Ranch Florida – Jupiter
Expected to open in 2019, Surf Ranch Florida is an inland wave park planned by surf icon Kelly Slater and the World Surf League (WSL). The park will be built on 80 acres along Jupiter’s Beeline Highway in northwestern Palm Beach County. The project will have a 16.6-acre lagoon with man-made waves using Kelly Slater Wave Co. technology, a learning center, a clubhouse and a high-performance training center. The park will host local, regional and world-wide surfing competitions, which are expected to draw an estimated 50,000 guests annually. Slater and the WSL have already built a test facility in rural California.
NEW WAYS TO ARRIVE:
This express inter-city passenger rail service launched service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in May of 2018. The highly-anticipated train connects West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale in approximately 35 minutes, and connects West Palm Beach to Miami in about 60 minutes. Depending on type of service -- Select, Smart Plus or Smart -- one-way rides between the three destinations range from $15 to $40. Brightline recently launched its new Select service, which offers premium and unlimited food and beverage offerings and a business center set up in a dedicated lounge. Phase Two of Brightline will connect West Palm Beach directly to the Orlando International Airport in just two hours. Brightline is expected to start construction between West Palm Beach and Orlando in late 2018, and is expected to take approximately 30 to 36 months to complete. Brightline’s mobile app and website make it easy for guests to seamlessly personalize and book their travel experience, check train times and ride in comfort. Brightline’s trains are state of the art and include many features, including wide leather seats, complimentary wi-fi and in-station and on-train food and beverage service. On November 16, Brightline announced a new strategic partneship with the Virgin Group of Sir Richard Branson fame. Brightline will soon change its name to Virgin Trains USA.
Palm Beach International Airport announced several new and increased routes to complement its more than 200 daily flights to 27 domestic and international destinations. The 2018-2019 Fall/Winter schedule can be viewed in its entirety, here *. Highlights include more than 40 nonstop daily flights to New York-area airports; new daily nonstop service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) with American Airlines and United; new JetBlue service from Providence, Rhode Island (PVD), as well as increaed service into Boston (BOS), Hartford (BLD), New York City (JFK and LGA), Newark (EWR), Washington, D.C. (DCA) and Westchester (HPN); Frontier added new service to five cities – Cleveland (CLE), Columbus (CMH), Pittsburgh (PIT), Raligh-Durham (RDU) and St. Louis (STL); Spirit added routes to Atlanitc City (ACY), Boston (BOS) and Detriot (DTW); and Spring Training fans from the Dallas region will be able to easily access The Palm Beaches via Southwest Airlines with new service from Dallas Love Field between March and April 2019. Located five minutes away from downtown West Palm Beach, Palm Beach International Airport serves more than 6.5 million passengers annually. It has received several prominent recognitions, inlcuding the 9th Best Domestic Airport from Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2018 World’s Best Awards for the second year running, as well as accolades from Travel + Leisure, tripadvisor, Conde Nast Traveler, MissTravel and Fox News for convenience, hospitality and amenities. Palm Beach International Airport was named 5th Best Medium Airport in the 2017 J.D. Power North America Airport Satisfaction Survey, #1 in U.S. Airports for Overall TSA Wait Times by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
*Schedule subject to change.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT EVENTS:
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition offers a fully immersive experience inside the world of Carnival Films’ multi-award-winning global television phenomenon and recently announced feature film. The enhanced exhibition offers never-before-seen elements, connecting fans to their favorite characters, costumes, locations and historic events of the era, as well as showcasing exclusive footage. With an even larger footprint than its New York City counterpart, the West Palm Beach exhibition, located in CityPlace, transports visitors on an incredible journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey and offer an inside look into the world of the Crawleys and those that served them downstairs. From Mrs. Patmore’s hectic kitchen and the gossip-fuelled servants’ quarters, to the family’s glamorous dining room and Lady Mary’s bedroom, fans will get the chance to walk through some of the series’ most recognizable and beloved sets. Visitors also will get an up- close look at over 50 of the show’s official costumes, worn by their favorite actors including Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith. Downton Abbey: The Exhibition also provides a fascinating look at all aspects of the post-Edwardian period in which the popular TV series is set and offers in-depth insight into the remarkable historic events that shaped the world. From World War I to the Roaring Twenties, visitors will have the chance to learn about British society, culture and fashion.
North Carolina-based artist Patrick Dougherty is known for his Stickwork projects that combine both his carpentry skills and love of nature. Throughout the last 30 years, he has built more than 250 of these works, which have been seen from Scotland and Japan to Brussels, and the United States – including two Florida gardens (McKee Botanical in Melbourne and Pinecrest Gardens in Miami) and his recent massive project at Cincinnati’s Taft Museum of Art. The construction of the project will begin on January 8, and Dougherty will be supported by as many as 130 local volunteers, who will help build the Stickwork exhibition. The artist will solicit naming suggestions from both volunteers and onlookers, and will announce the final name when it is completed on January 26. The exhibit opens on January 27, 2019.
About Discover The Palm Beaches
Discover The Palm Beaches, formerly the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the official 501(c)(6) not-for-profit tourism marketing corporation that promotes the collection of 39 cities and towns commonly referred to as “The Palm Beaches,” which spans more than 2,300 square miles and 47 miles of pristine, golden beaches from Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta. Tourism is among Palm Beach County’s major industries, generating $4.7 billion in direct visitor spending and supporting 70,000 jobs with an economic impact of about $7 billion. Once recognized as a tropical escape for elite travelers in the late 1800s, America’s First Resort Destination® is making its resurgence as The Best Way To Experience Florida®, welcoming a record-breaking 7.89 million people in 2017. The Palm Beaches are home to nearly 17,000 hotel rooms, ranging from historic resorts to boutique inns. The destination features more than 100 family-friendly attractions, world- class luxury and antique shopping experiences, 125 miles of peaceful waterways for on- or in-the-water activities, 160 artificial reefs that line the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream current, 160 golf courses, award-winning restaurants and a thriving entertainment scene boasting more than 200 art and culture organizations.
Situated along I-95, The Palm Beaches are also home to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), with more than 200 daily direct flights to 27 domestic and international destinations in the United States and Canada. The Palm Beaches are also conveniently located next to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Miami International airports, each one only an hour away. In addition, with the new Brightline train, transportation into The Palm Beaches from Fort Lauderdale and Miami is even faster and more convenient – with an additional connection to Orlando coming soon.
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