Singer Island Travel Guide
As one of the only beachfront resorts in the Palm Beach area, The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is a popular spot for Northeast vacationers, especially during the winter months.
We toured the hotel during a busy Spring Break season and were amazed at how much was going on from the poolside activities for kids to the fun games set up on the beach, tropical drinks served at the bar, and relaxation treatments offered at the spa. To say nothing of the rooms upstairs, which start at one-bedroom suites and come with a separate living area, a mid-sized kitchen, a washer and dryer, and two balconies that offer partial ocean views and views of the intracoastal.
To put how busy the resort gets into perspective, we asked them for a "By the Numbers" sort of report on the daily happenings at the hotel, including the spa and the restaurants, with a few other bonus figures thrown in. And here's what they sent us. Hotel nerds, this will make your day.
We are suckers for a room with a killer view. We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.
We were able to get a tour the other week of the amazing presidential suite atop the hotel tower (there are also residences in a separate wing) which has two bedrooms, two and a half baths, a full kitchen with the best appliances, a dining room, a living room and even a small screening room.
We'll have a full video tour for you shortly but for now take a look at this killer view from the wrap-around balcony.
· Snapshot :: An Infinity Pool Quick Fix at the Resort at Singer Island [HotelChatter]
A few days ago, we were able to get a tour of the Resort at Singer Island which we will tell you all about after we complete a stint at too-much-turkey-and-stuffing rehab next week.
While we were there we noted a very family-friendly pool with a grotto and a waterslide, but we were concerned that adults would have no place to chill out for themselves.
But our fears were quashed when we saw the adults-only infinity pool with cabanas overlooking the beach.
Since we are a bit of an infinity pool fiend here, we just had to share this shot with you. It's an official shot from the hotel which we normally don't like but our camera was soo excited about the pool, it took off and did a cannoball leap into the water, thus rendering it completely unable to take pictures. But we think you get the idea.
The project is near the midpoint of the island, just above where a causeway enters from across the lagoon. There will be 195 condominiums in the three 20-story towers; a 101-unit, 8-story condo-hotel and 6 beachfront villas.
There will also be a private beachclub, a fitness center and an Aveda Spa with a Himalayan Institute wellness center.
The place won't open until 2010 but in the meantime, if you visit Singer Island you can hit up the newly opened The Resort at Singer Island.
· Amrit Resort & Residences and Four Seasons Ocean Residences [New York Times]
· Hotel Opening Rate: The Resort at Singer Island [HotelChatter]
Time for more ritzy South Florida resorts. The all-suite-slash-condotel Resort at Singer Island has opened up with a fairly legit opening rate: From $215 a night all summer long, with a minimum two-night stay.
With at least 800 square feet of space per suite, this is pretty nice bang for the buck. You'll also find kitchen appliances and butler service at the ready. As is often the case at high-end properties, you'll have to pay for WiFi. But at least you can use it on the terrace attached to every suite.
Sounds nicer than some other North Palm Beach hotels we've heard about!
You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.
Room 221, Hilton, Singer Island in North Palm Beach, Florida.
Beware of any rooms on the second floor at this beach front Hilton hotel because most likely you will get a room overlooking the roof of the lobby. However, this is without a doubt the worst room in the house, as verified by the front desk. If you're lucky to get the opposite side of the hallway (the even numbers) you will at least get a view of the pool.
Fun fact: The building in the background is the new Luxury Collection hotel coming from Starwood. So Hilton, you better up the ante here.
· Hilton Singer Island reviews [TripAdvisor]