We just can’t get enough of Florida lately. Today we take a look at Boca Raton which is located on South Florida’s Gold Coast in Palm Beach County. The history of this resort city begins in 1925 when architect, Addison Mizner, was commissioned to design a world-class resort community. His brain child, The Cloister Inn, continues to reign as the area’s premier resort and is the property we feature today. It is currently known as The Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.
Another of Mizner’s ideas was a design for a city hall which was completed by architect, William Alsmeyer. The current structure still bears the original building’s footprint. It now serves as the home of the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum. There is a wealth of knowledge about the area available at the society’s website.
The Boca Raton Resort & Club
Intended to resemble a Mediterranean castle, the revival style resort is one of the finest in the nation. The distinctive pink tower and expansive main building greet you upon arrival. The resort features two golf courses, a private beach, tennis courts, a marina, award winning spa and a selection of amazing restaurants.
Waldorf Astoria Spa
Let’s talk about the spa first. The Waldorf Astoria Spa was named #1 in the world by Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice in 2014. Inspired by Spain’s Alhambra Palace, the spa’s architecture and gardens will inspire you to relax and rejuvenate.
A variety of treatments are available from facials to manicures and pedicures and full spa packages featuring Natura Bissé, one of our favorite skin care lines. An interesting feature of the spa is the Ritual Bath which has individual mineral baths, waterfall showers, whirlpool, steam, sauna and inhalations rooms. Salon, personal training, stress management, healthy eating and Chiropractic services are all available in this gorgeous spa.
A Waldorf Wedding
The Resort is the perfect place to say “I Do”. A design team, award winning caterer and resident pastry artist are at your service to help bring your vision to life. The Resort boasts several fabulous event spaces that are just perfect for a South Florida wedding.
You can view the resort’s wedding highlights here.
The Boca Raton Resort and Club has so much to offer. Watch for an upcoming in which we will explore some of the activities available both on property and the surrounding area. Until next time….Happy Planning!