Come Fly With Me: The Brazilian Court Hotel

May 20, 2021 at 11:10 am by RMGadmin



Unlike the typical shiny high-rise found along the southern east coast, the legendary Brazilian Court is tucked away in a residential neighborhood on Palm Beach Island, seductively hidden amongst multi-million-dollar mansions and curtains of cascading bougainvillea. Across the threshold, a serene oasis awaits with lush gardens, intricate courtyards and a beautifully landscaped pool. An air of Old Hollywood glamour permeates the property, from the intimate entry that smells of honeysuckle to the secluded alcoves and tropical nooks concealing a treasure trove of secrets and decades of stories.
The eighty-room hotel features an exclusive set of on-site amenities, including the newly renovated Brazilian Court Salon and world-renowned Chef Daniel Boulud’s Cafe Boulud, and resides just steps from the beach and famed shopping destination Worth Avenue. Established as the epicenter of Palm Beach society and the beloved “home away from home” for locals and visitors alike since its 1926 debut, The Brazilian Court brings together stunning, high-style accommodations and impeccable service for an unforgettable experience – its intimate setting and residential touches granting every guest a sense of belonging. 
As Palm Beach County’s first GBAC STAR accredited hotel, The Brazilian Court is committed to providing a safe environment and the highest standards of cleanliness for guests. Plus, with the ability to access select suites without entering the central lobby or elevators, multiple entrances/discreet exits, and a socially-distanced-friendly layout, in addition to contactless housekeeping and contactless room service, The Brazilian Court Hotel is perfectly suited for these unique times. 
This discrete enclave of the rich and famous since the 1920s is most often whispered about as a favored rendezvous promising anonymity for the affluent – all tucked within its lushly cloaked courtyards. Capturing European old-world charm, The Brazilian Court is redefined for a new generation seeking a retreat within its soft, stuccoed walls. Located in The Palm Beaches, America’s First Resort Destination™, guests are placed just steps away from both the beach and Worth Avenue, showcasing some of the world’s finest shopping and galleries. The resort also features the award-winning Café Boulud and The Brazilian Court Salon, as well as the Paul Fisher Art Gallery.
A playground of the ultra-rich since Henry Flagler founded the city in 1911, Palm Beach beckons visitors down iconic Royal Palm Way to its secluded shores, where mansions are cloaked behind curtains of cascading bougainvillea and the ocean is never more than a few steps away. A Mediterranean-style Mecca, Palm Beach plays host to renowned cultural centers and society’s most glittering balls and charity events.
Across the threshold of The Brazilian Court, guests enter a serene oasis, a cloistered world unto itself with lush gardens and a tropical ambiance. Whether dining al fresco in the courtyard or relaxing at the pool under a canopy of palms in chaises lined in crisp white linen the only interruption to be heard is the whispering of lush foliage and palm trees in   the balmy Florida breeze. Imaginations drift to the days when Cary Grant danced the night away with a star in his arms and courtyards were filled with some of the world’s greatest minds and leaders whispering political maneuverings and discussing business strategies amidst the tinkling of crystal.
Built in, 1926 and celebrating their 94th anniversary, the hotel boasts a decades old pedigree as a favorite of celebrities, Palm Beach power players, media moguls and socialites from Gary Cooper and Greta Garbo to Amelia Hearst and Marjorie Merriweather Post. The hotel heralds architecture by Rosario Candela, a famous New York architect who dared to go against the mold of the traditional Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner. Known for being eccentric enough to keep his blueprints hidden behind velvet ropes, Candela set out to create a stylish icon with lush courtyards and classic Spanish- Mediterranean architecture that defied the Hollywood theatricality of other Palm Beach hotels. By the time Maurice Fatio added the south wing of the hotel and the now-famous south courtyard in 1936, The Brazilian Court was established as the epicenter of Palm Beach society.
After a six-year body lift, the matriarch of Palm Beach society debuted her youthful glow in 2008 with eighty custom re-designed rooms and suites featuring mahogany crown molding, hand-forged, English, oil rubbed bronze fixtures, Provence-style wood shutters, and plush beds topped with imported linens, while still staying true to Candela’s vision of simple elegance. Today guests can experience their own taste of society with suite names invoking the era such as Bergman, Astaire, Hepburn and Brando.
Following a refreshment in 2019 to enhance the feeling of effortlessly sexy and modern Palm Beach style, while maintaining the existing vision of simple elegance and character, a collection of rooms at Brazilian Court now feature a style that embodies a playful take on Palm Beach sophistication. Acting as the main decorative element and inspiration for the design, a custom wisteria wall panel made of colorful, silk like fabric incorporates a whimsical element that’s feminine and thoughtful juxtaposition to the rich mahogany wood and strong influences of leather, marble and brass accents. Lush green velvet headboards and sofas add a bold nod to the palms just outside, while white linens and pops of lavender brighten the space. Stylish and captivating, each room features a curated collection of black and white photography, by renowned photography Terry O’Neill, that pays homage to some of the most inspiring icons of pop culture. The mix of contemporary style furnishings and art delivers a design package that is both timeless and fresh. The hotel offers studios as well as one, two and three-bedroom suites with no detail overlooked from the custom designed furniture and tapestries to flat-screen plasma LCD TVs and ultra-air-jet bathtubs with customized hydro-thermo massage menus. Private terraces featured in select rooms open to secret gardens, offering the perfect respite as the day wanes on the golden shoreline of Palm Beach.
Sophisticated palates indulge in epicurean delights from world renowned Chef Daniel Boulud at Café Boulud Palm Beach, located in the heart of the historic hotel. Since opening in 2003, the restaurant has become one of Palm Beach’s most coveted dining destinations, earning four stars in the Forbes Travel Guide and Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence.”Debuting new renovations in 2015, Café Boulud boasts an elegant, sleek contemporary design – complete with a shimmery ceiling made from seashells and Pecky Cyprus, an expanded and relocated bar with fifteen seats and new cocktail/bar menu, warm wood flooring surrounding the glowing bar, and an exciting new menu. The French American menu balances signature Boulud dishes and French favorites inspired by Boulud’s restaurants around the world, with a spotlight on Palm Beach’s incredible seafood and produce.
Palm Beach’s most exclusive salon is nestled inside the legendary Brazilian Court Hotel. Experience relaxation and rejuvenation of mind, body and soul. The Brazilian Court Salon may be a new name to the Palm Beach area but the stylists in this salon are not. The salon’s expert team of stylists is highly skilled and has been pacesetters in the beauty industry. Enjoy unparalleled pampering with the most sought-after hair legends. The talented team specializes in premium hair services including French balayage, precision haircuts, and indulgent nail and spa services.
The scene of hundreds of exclusive storybook weddings over its 90-year history, the Candela-designed courtyard offers a magical setting amidst a canopy of lush foliage, vibrant Mediterranean colors and the historical Wishing Well. Wedding guests celebrate under the twinkling stars of a breezy Palm Beach evening or inside the Brazilian Ballroom or the Conservatory for an elegant setting.
The Brazilian Court showcases rare design materials not often found in modern hotels. Hailing from the Corton region of France, the stone floors winding throughout the hotel feature burgundy marbling – the result of hundreds of years of grape juices flowing down to the limestone underneath the vineyards. Known to locals as a “home away from home,” the hotel is the preferred place for Palm Beachers to house their guests. The matriarch of the Kennedy family, Rose Kennedy, contacted the hotel each year (after haggling with the manager to secure the previous season’s rates) during the holidays to house her overflow of guests.
The Brazilian Court House 
301 Australian Avenue
Palm Beach, Flordia 33480