The Hilton West Palm Beach celebrated its official grand opening this month with a glamorous party on its expansive pool deck. More than 400 people sampled delicacies from close to a dozen food stations in a scene illuminated by strings of Tivoli lights, Mason jar salads that dangled on a chain link fence and floating fires, while the hotel’s music curator Adam Lipson set the night’s rhythm and craft beers were served on tap from a frozen ice sculpture.
The property is connected to the Palm Beach County Convention Center via an enclosed walkway, offering more than 24,000 sf of meeting space, including two ballrooms, and two 2,400 sf outdoor lawn spaces. Group programming is as avant-garde as the hotel’s surroundings, including glow-in-the-dark lawn games, scavenger hunts, DJ lessons, Mason jar salad building, martial arts techniques, boot camp fitness classes and more.
Prohibition-style cocktails such as “Bathtub Gin,” made with gin, elderflower, fresh lemon and Sriracha, are served in the Galley, a space infused with a mix of new-age millennial decor that pays homage to old Palm Beach; owner of the popular West Palm Beach restaurant, Kitchen, and former Tiger Woods chef, Matthew Byrne, entices groups with an array of locally-infused dishes such as seared scallops and porcini asparagus risotto with lobster broth at the on-site Manor restaurant.