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Florida Luxury Engaging group programs and outstanding service epitomize luxury BY STEVE GRASSO C ustomization and exceptional service are key themes among Florida's luxury resorts. Quality is to be expected, but going the extra mile and curating unique offerings for groups is where they really stand out. Whether this means a 25-room boutique sanctuary with a team of 19 staff attending to your group's every need, or a retro-futurist property in the heart of Miami Beach featuring a luxury spa and state-of-the-art health assessments-Florida has it covered. set foot off property," says Michele Wilde, director of conference services & events. "Attendees are convening at the same destination where they can also be pampered, yet the planner can deliver an entire group program with each meeting or activity taking place at a wholly unique and distinctive venue, so every experience on the itinerary has an exclusive backdrop." The property offers 80,000 sf of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including four ballrooms, outdoor courtyards and beachfront spaces. PALM BEACH Positioned along the Atlantic Coast, The Breakers Palm Beach continues to reimagine its luxury offering with a minimum annual investment of $25 million in resort improvements, an unrivaled financial commitment for a single hotel. Founded in 1896 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 538-room, Italian Renaissance-style hotel has been family operated for 120 years by the heirs of founder Henry Flagler. Among its latest enhancements is the creation of the Flagler Club, a boutique hotel within a hotel that includes a private lounge and terrace with panoramic views, chauffeured private car service and complimentary food and drink throughout the day-not to mention a dedicated staff of 19 for personalized service. Also new at The Breakers is a fully renovated spa, which includes a therapeutic heated sand-quartz bed for massages, a private courtyard with tropical greenery and water features, and a curated menu of treatments and products derived from organic ingredients. "Luxury is having everything all on-site, and never having to 54 | MIAMI BEACH Just steps from the sand, between lively South Beach strip and the relaxed vibe of North Beach is the newly rebranded 150-room Carillon Miami Beach, formerly Canyon Ranch. The resort first opened its doors in 1958 and quickly became a fashionable hot spot for Rat Pack-era movers and shakers. The rebranding pays homage to its glory days, while blending a mid-century retro feel with luxury amenities and attentive service. The all-suite resort kicked off its rebranding with the launch of THYME, a restaurant concept by Executive Chef Fritz Zwahlen that offers New American/Asian cuisine. The resort has also revamped its 70,000 sf Spa, which now offers integrated medical, wellness and fitness programs. The space is the largest luxury spa in Miami Beach, featuring a thermal experience that includes Miami's only igloo. On-site medical staff also developed the Executive Health Package, where groups can receive a state-of-the-art health assessment in a luxurious beachfront setting. Other luxe group

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Prevue May/June 2016

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Prevue May/June 2016