New Developments in The Palm Beaches for Spring 2018

New ways to travel, have fun and dine in the tropical South Florida destination

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Mar. 27, 2018) – The Palm Beaches in springtime deliver more than just warm, tropical sunshine; during the season of renewal, visitors can add a variety of new experiences to their “must-do” lists when exploring the legendary destination’s collection of 39 cities and towns. Celebrated for its vibrant collection of awardwinning hotels and resorts, 47 miles of pristine beaches, a booming culinary scene and hundreds of family-fun activities, this spring’s new additions to The Palm Beaches range from cultural activities, animal encounters, fresh flavors and more.  

ARTS AND CULTURE
 
Arts Warehouse – Delray Beach, Florida The buzzworthy new artists’ incubator fosters Artists in Residence while also curating exhibitions. Located in the picturesque Pineapple Grove Arts District of Delray Beach, the gallery is housed in an industrial building with interactive exhibits that are bound to get visitors engaged. The studio space is committed to edgy contemporary art, and it is quickly becoming a hot spot for exhibits by emerging artists. 
 
GARALA Art – West Palm Beach, Florida New artist collaboration GARALA has opened an exhibition at the popular outdoor shopping destination CityPlace that gives visitors an innovative way to experience and understand art – from conception to creation. The interactive artist-in-residency program features three unique artists, all with different areas of expertise, who will invite visitors to watch new pieces come to life while surrounded by a curated collection 

 of finished works. GARALA was born out of an acronym that represents the first two letters of each artist’s name – Gabriele Kraus, Ray Gross and Laurent Dareau. The exhibition, which is slated to run through the summer, also will feature special events, lectures, classes and programs to educate the community.  
 
Genii Loci – West Palm Beach, Florida The CityPlace district in West Palm Beach is creating a public art installation known as a ‘Road Tattoo.’ The temporary painted street mural will stretch for more than a mile, along Rosemary Avenue, from Okeechobee Boulevard to Eleventh Street in West Palm Beach, making it the longest continuous road tattoo in the world. Affectionately titled Genii Loci (Latin for the protective spirits of a place), the installation will feature the names of people who have protected and supported the unique character and well-being of West Palm Beach, and more designs. Installation of the road tattoo will begin in April, and will engage local artists, organizations, students and community groups to paint a portion of the project.  

ATTRACTIONS
 
• “Lorikeet Loft” at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society – West Palm Beach, Florida Guests can now have a colorful brush with nature in the Zoo’s new Lorikeet Loft. The flock of rainbow lorikeets will gently land on humans who are bearing cups of nectar for them to drink. Guests are invited to get to know the friendly and flashy birds in the new aviary, open daily.

 • Surfing Florida Museum – Lake Park, Florida Considered the most comprehensive surfing museum on the U.S. East Coast, the Surfing Florida Museum is featuring three collections in its gallery this spring. The exhibitions include a mid-century archive of local photographs by the late M.E. Gruber, paired with antique surfboard collections from master-shapers Bill “Holmesy” Holmes and the late Dick Catri, known as “the godfather of East Coast surfing.” 
BREWERIES 
Royal Palm Brewing Company – Royal Palm Beach, Florida The first brewpub in the western portion of The Palm Beaches is family-friendly. The 2,500 square-foot space offers games, and a giant chalkboard covers one wall. On Saturdays, the brewery features a tapasstyle menu with meats and cheese trays, panini sandwiches, hummus and veggie platters, plus kid-friendly snacks like popcorn and Popsicles. Its four brewing vats re named after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Donatello, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Leonardo. 

RESTAURANTS 

1000 NORTH – Jupiter, Florida This elegant restaurant offers a full dining menu, along with gracious service, handcrafted cocktails, and an unrivaled wine list. Guests can savor a selection of modern American regional dishes while enjoying a sweeping view of the Jupiter Inlet and the famous Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. With high-profile partners such as Michael Jordan, Serena Williams and Ernie Els invested in the restaurant, 1000 NORTH is a special place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or simply take advantage of the tropical Florida lifestyle.
 
Avocado Grill - “AG2” – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Devoted followers of Executive Chef/Owner Julien Gremaud’s culinary brilliance can now enjoy his locallysourced creations at a brand-new location. Avocado Grill is now open at the outdoor shopping destination
Downtown at the Gardens’ first level. Chef Gremaud loved the openness of the 140-seat, 4,200-squarefoot space, including the high ceilings and front doors that open entirely to the outdoor dining area – which are similar to the restaurant’s flagship location in downtown West Palm Beach.  
 
The Beauty and The Beeeef – Wellington, Florida
Burger nirvana is coming to The Mall at Wellington Green. The Beauty and The Beeeef, set to open in late March 2018, will serve up classic comfort food with a modern-meets-mayhem twist. Guests can expect over-the-top Angus beef burgers, poke bowls, fresh salads, gourmet macaroni and cheese, poutine, craft beers, mason jar cocktails, and the-diet-starts-tomorrow desserts. The restaurant will also feature daily food specials, live music, street art selfie stations, plus an array of family-friendly games and activities. 

Basque – West Palm Beach, Florida The new tapas restaurant brings a taste of Spain to an historic boutique property, Hotel Biba. Executive Chef Miguel Angel Rebolledo serves up authentic Spanish dishes out of a food truck in an al fresco dining area, which leads into an intimate dining room and bar setup. The new restaurant is the exclusive location in the destination to serve Spain’s famous Estrella beer.  
 
Grandview Public Market – West Palm Beach, Florida Grandview Public Market (“Grandview” or GPM”) is a multi-vendor food hall located within the newlydeveloped “Warehouse District” of West Palm Beach. As a repurposed 14,000-square-foot mid-century warehouse, GPM provides uniquely curated dining and shopping experiences where visitors choose from a wide variety of food from local and national vendors. The 15 independent vendors are a mix of established local brands with loyal followings, including three concepts from nationally recognized New York-based hospitality company, Three Kings Restaurant Group, comprised of Top Chef alum Dale Talde, and his partners David Massoni and John Bush. GPM is fashioned on similar models across the country, like NYC’s Chelsea Market and Krog Street Market in Atlanta; old buildings remodeled to create a thriving, community-driven town center with a focus on small and/or independent businesses.  
 
Le Sorelle – Delray Beach, Florida The authentic Italian restaurant provides an elegant atmosphere with high quality of Italian restaurant food and pizza. Guests are invited to enjoy a unique experience with the best expression of Italian cuisine, with traditional dishes and new creations, all combined with a wide selection of wine and drinks will enrich the soul. 
 
Loic Bakery and Café Bar – West Palm Beach, Florida Guests visiting this trendy new bakery and bar will enjoy French Jazz, complimentary focaccia, mimosas and other sweet treats. Owner Loic Autret was raised in the Champagne region of France. Patrons are invited to sample the sumptuous, inimitably French, fresh-baked croissants, baguettes, cheeses, wines and more in the friendly, very French atmosphere.  
 
Mazie’s – West Palm Beach, Florida Offering “New World Comfort Food,” this restaurant is expected to open in March 2018 along West Palm Beach’s Dixie Highway’s growing restaurant scene. Chef Eric Baker brings his expertise to the property, which features a tropical garden patio, a nine-seat bar, and 65 seats. Chef Baker named the restaurant after his grandmother, Mazie, whose parents emigrated to Brooklyn from Europe in the 1890s. The menu features daily brunch, daily specials and weekly favorites, including “Chinese Take Out” on Sundays. Guests can enjoy open-faced sandwiches, soups and salads. 
 
Olive Pit Athenian Grille – Boca Raton, Florida This restaurant, located in the Shoppes at Village Point, boasts one of America’s first eateries to use briquettes made from olive pits to grill its meats. This unique method of cooking is smoke-free and chemical-free, and it burns hotter than charcoal. Its authenticity extends to its beverage selection, as the restaurant exclusively serves imported Greek wine and beer.  
 
Pipeline Poke Co – West Palm Beach, Florida This new addition to the downtown West Palm Beach restaurant scene serves fresh poke bowls. The fresh and colorful ingredients include traditional poke, such as tuna and salmon, or chicken and tofu as options for land lovers. 

 • True Food Kitchen – Boca Raton, Florida
The seasonally-inspired health driven restaurant and scratch bar is situated at the newly-minted grand entrance of the luxury shopping destination, Town Center at Boca Raton. Co-founded by integrative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil and nine-time James Beard Award nominee for Restaurateur of the Year Sam Fox, True Food Kitchen’s progressive and flavor-forward menu is rooted in the principles of Dr. Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet. The menu caters to foodie palates and preferences with a variety of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan offerings for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Eco-friendly materials are utilized throughout the restaurant, such as the hardwood floors, which are made of reclaimed wood, and dining chairs made of recycled soda bottles. 
 
TRANSPORTATION 

Brightline – West Palm Beach, Florida to Fort Lauderdale, Florida Florida’s first hospitality-focused express passenger rail service has launched introductory service between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. South Florida residents, business commuters and tourists can ride the only privately-funded, operated and maintained rail service in the United States that is focused on providing guests with an exceptional experience. The company expects to become fully operational and extend service into downtown Miami in the coming months. 
 
Brightline has also launched its mobile app and unveiled a new website, making it easy for guests to seamlessly personalize and book their travel experience, check train times and ride. Introductory service includes frequent trips with trains departing as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 11 p.m. The schedules differ between weekdays and weekends.

VISITOR AND MEETINGS RESOURCES 

Visitor Information Center – Delray Beach, Florida A refreshed beachside Visitor Information Center (VIC) on South Ocean Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach has been remodeled, and is now open to assist guests. Visitors will find helpful maps, brochures and information about Downtown Delray Beach. The easily accessible and highly visible center is open daily, and is staffed by local volunteers. It is one of twelve VICs in the destination, supported by Discover The Palm Beaches. 

Visitors Guide and Meeting Planners Guide by Discover The Palm Beaches 
The Visitors Guide and Meeting Planners Guide by Discover The Palm Beaches, the official tourism marketing organization for Palm Beach County, have been updated for 2018. Visitors can choose between ordering a free printed version of either by mail, or by downloading an electronic version online.  
 
The new version of the Visitors Guide separates the destination into distinct regions: North, Central, South and Glades. It also offers more detailed city guides, compelling imagery and recommendations for things to do, as well as places to stay. The purpose of the guide is to put the destination at visitors’ fingertips, with access to an enhanced fold-out map that can be easily removed from the booklet, travel tips, local savings packages, up-to-date information and hyper-local recommendations.  
 
The new version of the Meeting Planners Guide highlights accessibility to the destination, convention districts, offsite venues and hotels with meeting space. The cover showcases an infographic filled with helpful, meetings-specific data, which planners will find useful. 

 
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About Discover The Palm Beaches  Discover The Palm Beaches, formerly the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the official tourism marketing corporation that promotes the collection of 39 cities and towns commonly referred to as “The Palm Beaches,” which spans more than 2,300 square miles and 47 miles of pristine, golden beaches from Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta. Tourism is among Palm Beach County’s major industries, generating $4.7 billion in direct visitor spending and supporting 70,000 jobs with an economic impact of about $7 billion. Once recognized as a tropical escape for elite travelers in the late 1800s, America’s First Resort Destination® is making its resurgence as The Best Way To Experience Florida®, welcoming a record-breaking 7.89 million people in 2017. The Palm Beaches are home to nearly 17,000 hotel rooms, ranging from historic resorts to boutique inns. The destination features more than 100 family-friendly attractions, world-class luxury and antique shopping experiences, 125 miles of peaceful waterways for on- or in-the-water activities, more than 150 artificial reefs that line the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream current, 160 golf courses, award-winning restaurants and a thriving entertainment scene boasting more than 200 art and culture organizations.  Situated along I-95, The Palm Beaches are also home to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), with more than 200 daily direct flights to 27 domestic and international destinations in the United States and Canada. The Palm Beaches are also conveniently located next to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Miami International airports, each one only an hour away. In addition, with the new Brightline train, transportation into The Palm Beaches from Fort Lauderdale is even faster and more convenient – with connections to Miami and Orlando coming soon.  For more information about The Palm Beaches, visit www.ThePalmBeaches.com and connect on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PalmBeachesFL, YouTube at Discover The Palm Beaches and the hashtag #ThePalmBeaches. Tune-in to The Palm Beaches TV for 24/7 streaming content of the destination’s hotels, attractions, restaurants and experiences.   ### 
 
MEDIA CONTACTS: 
Ashley Svarney
Senior Director, Public Relations & Communications 
Discover The Palm Beaches
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Office: 561-233-3030; Cell: 954-592-6683 
 
Angela Cruz Ledford
Manager, Public Relations & Communications
Discover The Palm Beaches
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Office: 561-233-3064; Cell: 318-512-746