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Hamptons Pre Tan – Palm Beach Primer at the Omphoy Ocean Resort

Submitted by on April 19, 2010 – 11:05 amOne Comment
Omphoy Hotel Palm Beach

Omphoy Ocean Resort Palm Beach

You had me at hello. That’s the reaction when you walk into the new oceanfront boutique Omphoy Ocean Resort in Palm Beach and are greeted not only by warm wafting breezes but by the effervescent Danielle who is there to wave Omphoy’s magic relaxation wand.

Have you been feeling stressed after a long cold winter? Would you describe your skin tone as powdered sugar pasty white? Has the only heat wave you’ve experienced been your hormones run amok? Before the madness starts here in the Hamptons you can take advantage of the specials at the Omphoy which is just fifteen minutes from West Palm Beach airport.

Many people are fans of South Beach but the panache is gone when your hotel room is literally shaking with the techno house music in the wee hours of the morning, You need to keep it sexy but relaxing, and the comfortable chic Leslie Schlesinger designed décor is modern cool compared to its overstuffed chintz hotel neighbors.

If you book an oceanfront room with a big comfortable bed and floor to ceiling windows inviting in the sea view all you think is, “I hope you have strong security men to pull me out because I’m never leaving.”

Omphoy Hotel Oceanfront Room

Omphoy Oceanfront Room

Sunday afternoon at the Omphoy beach is the place to be with brunch and fabulous bubbly from Moet Hennessy. You will be in heaven if your honorary middle name is “Veuve.” (skip the Clicquot because that means widow in French, and you want to find a husband first). A DJ spins the groove and you can reserve one of the gauze-curtain-wafting, grand-cushion-lounging cabanas.

For those with jelly filling instead of a strong core, this hotel is an exciting place because of the Exhale Mind Body Spa. Peruse the extensive core fusion class schedule, scope out the exercise room location, peer in at the women with all the fancy props and the fit instructor, and in keeping with “if you can’t tone it, tan it” philosophy, head back to the beach for more Veuving.

Just reading the 2008 James Beard Award winning chef Michelle Bernstein’s menu is a mouth watering treat. A beachside lunch favorite, the Chilled Shrimp “Vuelve a la Vida” with tomatoes, oranges, chilies, and avocado gives just the right of spice. A dinner menu favorite is the Watercress Bisque with goat cheese pearls and peppercorn biscotti, and even though her seafood specialties are famous, go for the melt-in-your-mouth Braised Short Ribs. But the piece de resistance is the chocolate donut dessert. Shh don’t tell your core.

Omphoy Hotel MB Beach Lunch

Omphoy MB Beach Lunch

If you need to get a jump on your health and tan there are Omphoy specials: Friends Stay Free with arrival Sunday to Thursday in May and June where when you reserve one room at a standard rate you receive a second room at no charge (4 night max.) And from April to June there’s the “Tanning Primer” with continental breakfast for two plus a 5 minute mini massage and sunscreen application with rates starting at $299 a night. www.omphoy.com.

And also don’t forget the luxurious celebrity favorite in the heart of Palm Beach, The Brazilian Court, the sophisticated older sister of the Omphoy Hotel which offers a special Girls Night Out Package – Champagne and shopping at Tory Burch with rates from $219 when available with a signature Tory Burch gift and a $100 gift card to get you on your way at her Worth Avenue store, www.thebraziliancourt.com.

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