What’s old is new again—and then some—at The Boca Raton. Formerly The Boca Raton Resort & Club, the property has embraced its original name and, with it, a return to the type of bespoke luxury that made it a coveted destination in the first half of the twentieth century. As it prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday later this decade, The Boca Raton is unveiling a $175 million phase one transformation that includes refreshed accommodations, must- visit restaurants, and exciting gathering spaces that are sure to amplify the resort’s glamorous reputation.
Top among these new spaces is the reimagined Cloister, where renovations have struck a balance between honoring architect Addison Mizner’s vision and creating cool hangouts worthy of the twenty-first century jet-setter. The Mizner Lounge, for example, is anchored by a historic fireplace, while the building itself has been repainted in the same white hue it donned in 1926. Over at MB Supper Club, diners are transported to the 1930s and ’40s, complete with live entertainment, vintage dishware, and monkey motifs galore—because every Mizner property must have a reference or two to good ol’ Johnnie Brown.
MB Supper Club is just one of the more than half-dozen new dining concepts at
The Boca Raton, many of which are collaborations with New York–based Major Food Group. Leading the charge are Marisol at The Boca Raton Beach Club and The Flamingo Grill, which opened last summer and offers a retro-redux take on the American chophouse experience. Amid a chic convivial setting, patrons can sample filet mignon, Cajun snapper, Montauk pearl oysters, and fried-to-perfection onion rings that are worth the trip to Boca alone. Additional openings at the Cloister include modern Japanese and Italian eateries as well as the lakefront Palm Court cocktail lounge and Sadelle’s, a Major Food Group brunching
hot spot with roots in New York City.
When it comes to new accommodations, the biggest makeover is taking place at the Tower, where the acclaimed Rockwell Group has brought artistic touches to the 225 suites. Updated suites are also available at the Bungalows and the adults-only Yacht Club, which boasts personal concierges and floor valets.
Perhaps the most see-and-be-seen addition at The Boca Raton is the Harborside Pool Club. Here, hotel guests and club members can take a dip at one of four pools, engage in retail therapy at on-site boutiques, or lounge the day away in a private cabana. Kids are privy to their own club, as well as two massive waterslides and a 450-foot lazy river.
All of this—and more—adds up to a new era of excellence for The Boca Raton. While retaining a reverence for the past, the resort is catering to next-gen luxury travelers, those who know that where you stay is just as important as where you go.