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Top Palm Beach Hotels: The Brazilian Court

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Brazilian Court Terrace

A few reasons to take a trip south:  it’s dark in the middle of the day; Uggs are the new stilettos; you’ve watched every episode of Homeland (twice); your cat is giving you a dirty look because you’ve used all the kitty litter to melt the snow in the driveway.

Luckily a glamorous retreat awaits you in a lush tropical setting, The Brazilian Court Hotel in the heart of Palm Beach. Built in 1926, the classic Spanish-Mediterranean style hotel holds a prized pedigree as a favorite haunt of celebrities, Palm Beach power players, media moguls and socialites from Gary Cooper and Greta Garbo to Amelia Hearst and Marjorie Merriweather Post.  You are just a short drive to a gorgeous beach and can walk (sans Uggs) to the shopping mecca of Worth Avenue.

Brazilian Court Room

Fodor’s named The Brazilian Court as one of the Top 100 Hotels Worldwide and one of the “Most Enchanting” properties in 2013, and it was named the #1 hotel in Florida by Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, receiving the highest score it has ever achieved of 94.3.

Known for its privacy, the hotel is based around cloistered courtyards with a hidden heated pool that comes with its own wine butler.  The luxurious, large guest rooms are a home away from home with all modern amenities.  You can stay for a night or for the season in rooms which range from a studio to a three bedroom suite with a private terrace.

Brazilian Court pool

Café Boulud

Guests are treated to a first class dining experience at the hotel’s Café Boulud from Chef-owner Daniel Boulud whose new cook book “Daniel: My French Cuisine” is hot off the presses. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in an intimate dining room and also al fresco setting.

Executive Chef Rick Mace blends classics with seasonal favorites and always surprises diners.  Sommelier Mariya Kovacheva is famous for her wine pairings and special wine tasting dinners.  There is also no diet strong enough to resist Executive Pastry Chef Eric Snow and his delicate and delectable desserts.  Be sure to make a reservation well ahead as this extremely popular restaurant is often fully booked.

A posh crowd also enjoys the chic bar and lounge at Café Boulud where you may hear live smooth jazz or be treated to special wine or spirit tastings.

Brazilian Court Cafe Boulud

Frederic Fekkai Salon & Spa

The Brazilian Court is home to another top name in luxury living, the Frederic Fekkai Salon & Spa.  The salon is staffed with some of the industry’s most renowned talent including Fekkai himself who visits frequently.  Salon services include everything from styling and coloring to facials and massages and manicures and pedicures.  Yes, your toes!  You snowbirds haven’t seen them for a while and they will welcome the chance to be pampered.

The Brazilian Court is also a Palm Beach dog friendly hotel for dogs weighing less than 20 pounds.  The hotel offers four legged travelers their own check-in amenity.

The Brazilian Court has room for elegant events or corporate business meetings.  And after all, how can you settle for a coffee break when you upgrade to a “Boulud Break.”

Be sure to check out their website for special offers and packages throughout the season.

Brazilian Court entrance

Our pick is the CNR Readers’ Choice Hotel Package:

The Brazilian Court Hotel is ranked the #1 Hotel in the state of Florida by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2013.  Enjoy a 2 night stay in one of our beautiful studios or suites, welcomed by a Café Boulud amenity and your choice of any 2 services:

A 3-Course Pre-Fixe Lunch OR Brunch with Wine Pairing at Café Boulud for 2 people OR Fekkai Massage OR Fekkai Paraffin Manicure and Pedicure combo OR a Fekkai Facial.

Reservations: 561-983-4292 ask for the Readers’ Choice Package

For more information www.thebraziliancourt.com

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