The Palms Hotel and Spa

By: Lisa Kinchen

South Beach, Miami. If an island paradise vacation is what you dream when you close your eyes; you’re thinking of The Palms Hotel & Spa.

The Palm’s Hotel & Spa Miami Beach oceanside facilities are impressive with 251 guest rooms on 12 floors. The 141 City View rooms are ideal for short stays or business travel. Two City View Junior Suites are located on the highest level and come with a king-size bed, a work station, a sitting area and a balcony overlooking the Miami Beach cityscape.

All 28 Garden View accommodations are on the 3rd and 4th floors of the hotel. Rooms have with either one king-size bed or two double beds, a work station and a sitting area. Each room features floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the hotel’s tropical gardens and some have partial views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Oceanfront — ahhhhh. All 78 Oceanfront rooms offer stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the hotel’s tropical gardens. Rooms have either one king-size bed or two double beds. Some oceanfront rooms connect to provide family-friendly accommodations. Superior Oceanfront rooms are more spacious and feature a double sleeper sofa in addition to a king-size bed. The two spacious One-Bedroom hotel suites offer a bedroom with a king bed, a living room and an expansive balcony overlooking Miami Beach and the Atlantic Ocean as well as the spectacular pool and gardens.

The award-winning Palms Spa AVEDA was voted as “Readers’ Choice” by Spa Finder. The Palms Spa offers a full range of revitalizing services for men, women and juniors. Luxuriously appointed indoor and outdoor facilities include licensed massage therapists, personalized wellness experiences and rituals influenced by ancient Ayurvedic holistic philosophy.

The AVEDA Relaxation Room surrounds and welcomes guests who wish to rest before or after treatments. Near to the Relaxation Area is the recently renewed Steam Room which gives guests the choice before or after spa services to luxuriate in a detoxifying and revitalizing steam room experience. Guests can book hair and nail care, waxing, and make-up services at the full service beauty salon and shop the complete line of Aveda hair, skin, lifestyle and make-up products in the Spa retail area.

The Spa services are created to provide a range of optimum guest’s choices: Couples Massage, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Chakra Balancing, Deep Tissue, Fusion Stone, Prenatal Relieve, Shirodhara Warm Oil Treatment, Seated Chair Massage, and hand massage. Skin care choices include: anti-aging, discoloration, and resurfacing treatments. Masks, scrubs, and gentlemen’s services are available, as well as journeys, mini-retreats, and poolside services.

The Palms Hotel & Spa offers are available on line at www.thepalmshotel.com . Advance purchase and Florida resident discounts are available, as well as breakfast inclusive and free nights options. Packages include the Stay & Spa ($50 treatment discount), Stay & Dine (Discounted room rate & $50 dining credit), Extended Stay & Play, Family First, and the restorative Nature & Nurture weekend escape that combines the best of culinary wellness, spa relaxation, and beachfront bliss.

Romantic Packages include the Palms & Paradise (a private poolside Tiki Cabana or Beach Cabanita for 2 days, plus discounted food & beverage from the Tiki Bar) and the Ultimate Romance Package, an amazing 2-night getaway with a romantic 5-course tasting dinner, daily breakfast, a couple’s massage & more.

Need to combine business or social functions with your vacation? The Palms has more than 8,000 sq. ft. of total meeting space including nine meeting rooms (2 ballrooms and 7 break out rooms) as well as the Grand Tiki. Overlooking the South Lawn, the Grand Tiki has ample covered and uncovered space. It is the perfect location for al fresco breakfasts/brunches, cocktail receptions or elegant dinner functions. The Grand Tiki seats up to 158 guests.

Additional outdoor venues are available. The colonial Garden Gazebo, the Trellis, the Veranda Terrace, and the South Lawn. The Beach is one of the most popular ceremony spaces, with the best view. The Beach can accommodate up to 200 guests . The Essencia Lounge Terrace (80 guests ) and Essencia Poolside Terrace (60 guests) both feature locally sourced dining and cocktail menus.

Guests can enjoy a range of activities from the serene to the intense. Sunday mornings at 9:30 yoga is available in the hotel gardens. Thursdays at 5:00 p.m., sunset yoga is conducted on the Palms Beach. These Vinyasa yoga sessions for all levels are lead by one of our locally well-known and much loved yogis: Amy Dannheim, Sara Quiriconi, Carley Siedlecki or Hilary Packin.

The Palms features direct access to the ocean with sun loungers, cabanas, umbrellas, towels and food & beverage service designed for guest’s optimum enjoyment. The Palms Hotel also features a heated swimming pool.

Direct access to Miami Beach’s 4 mile boardwalk offers the options for joggers (or just those who wish to stroll along the beach). The on site Fitness Room features Precor strength-training equipment, Precor treadmills and stationary bikes, and Matrix elliptical cross trainers™ with Cardio Theater personal TV viewing screens along with free weights. Located on the Spa Level, this facility is included in the daily hotel fee. 24 hour access is available and guests may enter by using their guestroom key.

Tennis courts and golf courses are within close proximity. Paddle boarding, kite boarding, jet ski rentals, scuba diving, boat rentals and deep-sea fishing are all offered nearby via third party operators.

The Palms Hotel & Spa has tailored dining alternatives to meet the group and individual needs of their guests. Following a farm-to-table philosophy, their ingredients are carefully sourced from local providers and specialty purveyors. All dishes include locally grown produce (organically and sustainably farmed when possible) but always natural and premium.

The Essencia Restaurant & Lounge Breakfast menu offers BLT paninis, crab fritatta, blue corn chilaquilas, and whole wheat croissant sandwiches in addition to al la carte and side options. The breakfast buffet is a morning vision spread of fresh fruit, breads, pastries, cereals, cheeses & meats, with hot breakfast staples and a made-to-order omelet & waffle station.

Lunch choices include Appetizer options such as shrimp & conch or oyster mushroom ceviche, grilled octopus, or turkey picadillo empanadas. Entrees include churrasco steak, fish tacos, and a West Indies spiced chopped chicken bowl. A variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and wraps nicely round out the selections.

Dinner – a time to enjoy. The Spring 2017 Dinner Menu has an expanded choice of Entrees. Ocean & River choices include: Seared corvina, marinated salmon, swordfish, prawns, and bouillabaisse. Field & Farm options: Filet mignon, beef ribs, pork tenderloin, and sausage mushroom fettuccine. The Vegetarian menu offers Haitian legume, chickpea cauliflower kale curry and fettuccine with vegetables.

The Saturday & Sunday Brunch menu offers a selection of Small Shares (French Toast Bread Pudding, Baked Egg Dip) and Large Shares (Waffles, Pancakes, Steak & Eggs) as well as smoothies, salads, burgers, and flatbreads.

Garden-to-Glass Cocktails are hand-crafted with the freshest seasonal fruits, Essencia garden herbs, organic and artisanal premium spirits.

The poolside Tiki Bar is a perfect place to chill with the “Cocktail of the Day” special, or to choose from the poolside menu featuring cocktails, beers, wines, and an assortment of nibbles, salads, and sandwiches.

The Palms Hotel & Spa has a 24-Hour Front Desk & Bell Stand, 24-Hour Room Service, round the clock security. Valet Parking is available in the Hotel Garage. Other guest options include: Audio/Visual Equipment Rental, Daily Newspaper in Lobby Area,
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service, One-Hour Pressing Service and Overnight Shoe Shine Service

Wireless Internet Access is available in both the public areas and guestrooms. Meeting rooms have both wired and wireless options.
The Palms’ Concierge Service is available daily to assist guests in organizing transportation, tours and excursions, restaurant/nightclub reservations, or to locate tickets to special events such as the South Beach Food & Wine, Art Basel or the Miami International Boat Show.

The Palms Hotel & Spa is located at 3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140. Toll Free: 800.550.0505 Email: sales@thepalmshotel.com
For more information, visit: www.thepalmshotel.com .