Palms Hotel & Spa completes $20-million renovation

Miami Beach, FL--The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach enters a  new decade with the completion of a luxurious $20 million enhancement project and two new exemplary designations, which include a AAA 4-diamond rating and membership in the iconic Preferred Hotels & Resorts program.  
Reintroducing itself as one of South Florida’s most exclusive independently owned hotels, where wellness and environmental awareness are at the center of each guest experience, The Palms announced the project’s completion with a private Reinvention Celebration on January 15, 2010.  The extensive 16-month enhancement project, which includes a 5,000 square-foot flagship AVEDA destination spa and salon, The Palms Spa, a new signature restaurant and lounge, Essensia, beautification of the pool and garden facilities, renovated meeting and event facilities and upgrades to the lobby areas, further the hotel’s long-term commitment to providing guests with an overall sense of well-being, while highlighting the hotel’s inspiring natural surroundings with botanical and coastal design elements.  
“Through the years, our family has always sought to improve our product”, said Katja Janzon, Vice President and Co-Owner at The Palms Hotel & Spa.  “The reinvention of The Palms is by far my favorite undertaking. No stone was left unturned as we thoroughly evaluated years of guest feedback. We have made sure all guests’ needs are addressed so they will remember their stay for its complete offering, and leave with a generally improved sense of well-being.”
All 251 guestrooms rooms, including 155 city view rooms, 79 oceanfront rooms, 13 superior oceanfront rooms with sofa bed and extended seating area and 4 suites,  were redesigned with new spa-inspired bathrooms highlighting both style and function, while upgraded furnishings and amenities in the sleeping area offer a more luxurious and sensuous experience.   These upgraded offerings along with new services, such as 24-hour in-room dining and daily turn down, elevated
The Palms Hotel’s status in line with the Standards of Excellence embraced by Preferred Hotels & Resorts.  
The décor of the renovated guestrooms draws upon the soft hues of sand and sea with custom designed wood furnishings and contrasting fabrics in varying shades of brown, cream and turquoise.  Rooms feature pillow-top mattresses and 400-thread count Egyptian cotton linens.  Spa-inspired bathrooms highlight all-new fixtures, including rain shower heads and Carrara marble mosaic tiles and a majority of rooms now contain a separate powder room for additional comfort.  
The Palms’ rooftop suite level features two junior suites with seating area, sofa bed and private balconies overlooking the city, in addition to two one-bedroom oceanfront suites, which offer a spacious living room and oceanfront balconies. Additional guest rooms on this level allow for suites to be extended to 2-bedroom configurations. All rooms are equipped with the most current technological devices, including wireless internet access, flat screen cable TV with on-demand pay movies, two phones, with voicemail and speaker phone, an iPod alarm clock radio, Keurig coffee makers and large work desk.
All redesigned areas focus on bringing in the hotel’s serene tropical surroundings, by incorporating earthy, botanical and seaside touches including coral, teak wood, onyx, and shell.  Special attention was also given to featuring indoor/outdoor settings with views of the hotel’s gardens, including al fresco dining terraces at Essensia, beachside Tiki Cabanas for spa treatments and an outdoor seating area at the relaxation room at The Palms Spa.  
Also vastly enhanced were the hotel’s unique event and meeting capabilities. With state-of-the-art audio-visual systems built into its two main meeting rooms and over 8,000 square feet of renovated meeting space across a total of 9 rooms, The Palms can accommodate all types of groups.  A variety of outdoor event space options further enhance the spirit of being in Miami for a meeting, celebration or production.  The hotel’s new executive chef Frank Jeannetti and pastry chef Gail Goetsch along with an experienced team of catering specialists have launched the year by offering new menus that encompass high-grade restaurant quality cuisine, healthy options and menu customization.  
In honor of the project’s completion, The Palms Hotel & Spa is running the all-new REINVENTION promotion, which includes 15% off best available rates, 15% off spa and salon services and 15% off dinner at Essensia Restaurant and Lounge. This offer is valid on stays of three nights or more through November 30, 2010 and must be booked before April 30, 2010. This offer is subject to availability; black-out dates apply and it cannot be combined with other offers.  For more information or to book, please visit

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