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Here's one last photo to admire before we bust out of this joint for Memorial Day Weekend.
Check out this old matchbook we found at our parents' house for the Palm Beach Hilton. Ladies and gents, this is a piece of history you are looking at.
For starters, the hotel no longer exists. Well, it does but as the Omphoy Ocean Resort, which has given the oceanfront resort a brand-new boutique hotel look. It also has a restaurant from a James Beard award-winning chef, Michelle Bernstein's.
Also, check out that area code on the matchbook. That's now just the Miami area code. Yes, once upon time Palm Beach and Miami-Dade (formerly just Dade) counties shared the same area code. Now PB phone numbers are preceded by 561.
Lastly, this is just further proof that the new Hilton logo is essentially the old one, but tipped over and painted half-gold and half-silver. (Golf claps.) While we appreciated the antiquity of our matchbook find, we still prefer the Maritime Hotel's kinky ones instead.
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.
We got word from one of our tipsters in Florida that an Aerosmith guitarist was getting married this weekend at the Four Seasons Palm Beach.
Now we couldn't get our tipster to spill the exact name of the musician although we are assuming its old man Brad Whitford since the band's other guitarist/songwriter Joe Perry has been married to his wife for like 20 years.
Of course we don't expect you to go down there staking out the place in hopes of spotting Steven Tyler, but if you do, can you ask the hotel why they have such crappy WiFi?
· Four Seasons May Be the Worst in WiFi Hell [HotelChatter]