When it comes to business travel, few destinations are more desirable than Palm Beach. Corporate travel, executive travel, and private travel for business present a unique set of requirements and demands, but no matter how high-pressure the trip may be, Palm Beach invites visitors to relax and rejuvenate thanks to the breezy, swaying palms and nearby ocean blues.
Still, the unique needs of executive travel, with its emphasis on privacy, efficiency, and flexibility, means that not just any hotel or restaurant will do. Plans may change as needs evolve and meetings may arise at a moment’s notice; but despite its transportive vacation vibes, Palm Beach is perfectly equipped to handle even the most delicate business travel situations.
Magellan’s clientele who travels to Palm Beach provided feedback and recommendations to help you make the most of your stay. Check out where to stay, eat, meet, and more when headed to Palm Beach for business.
Best “working lunch” locations in Palm Beach
Table 26° Palm Beach offers one of the best working lunch locations in the area, with quick, personalized service and fresh, locally sourced dishes.
Book a full-service afternoon tea at The Chesterfield. You can choose to take tea anywhere at the charming British-style hotel, from outdoor poolside enclaves to the library to the palm-studded interior courtyard.
Working on the weekend, or up for brunch rather than lunch? Brunch at The Circle at The Breakers is a bucket list-worthy experience, a height of opulence on par with the most elaborate and extravagant brunches in the world.
Sant Ambroeus at the Royal Poinciana Plaza is ideal for a quick and stylish stop for lunch. Patrons can choose between the sleek indoor setting or chic tables in the courtyard.
At Hai House, a relatively recent addition, Chef James Strine delivers modern Chinese-American fare, craft cocktails, and dim sum in a playful, contemporary setting.
Best “working dinner” spots in Palm Beach
Renato’s, located down a quiet via just off of Worth Avenue, provides one of the most peaceful, refined, and upscale locations for a working dinner in Palm Beach. Expect service tailored to the unique requirements of your visit.
Opt for a private and secluded table at HMF at The Breakers. Ask about booking the private wine-walled room for optimal privacy in a memorable setting.
Meat Market has both a dining and bar/lounge-type setting and serves top-tier steaks and other specialties amidst an elegant, gilded vibe.
Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court Hotel serves upscale French cuisine in a private residential-style hotel, complete with an outdoor terrace for tropical ambiance.
The recently renovated CPB at The Colony to reflect a perfectly modern, perfectly Floridian sentiment. Note that CPB features live music Wednesday through Saturday nights, so plan accordingly if a quiet environment is required.
Best hotels for business travelers in Palm Beach
The Breakers is the undisputed peak of luxury in Palm Beach, as it has been since Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age beginnings of the hotel. A stay here is a treat for business and leisure travelers alike, and various restaurants onsite as well as an award-winning spa mean you never have to leave the property. The hotel’s exclusive and hush-hush Flagler Club provides an intimate retreat on a private floor of its own, ideal for executive travel.
The Brazilian Court Hotel provides a sleek and swanky setting for discerning business travelers. Its limited focus of just 80 rooms rewards guests with an intimate and reserved stay.
Other top contenders include the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa, and the Hilton West Palm Beach, which provides a more in-city approach with easy walkability to downtown hubs.
Best time of year to visit Palm Beach
Palm Beach’s social season lasts from early fall through the spring, roughly October or November through Easter, which typically takes place in April. During this period, the weather is balmy and the island is full.
However, Palm Beach’s off season during the sweltering days of summer can also be a pleasant time to visit, as travelers will experience fewer crowds, easier securing of reservations, shorter wait times, and the beachy allure of Florida heat.
If you have a spare hour in Palm Beach…
Stroll Worth Avenue and pick out a piece of fine jewelry or a designer handbag for a loved one. Wander the vias and enjoy the enchanting Mediterranean vibe of the hidden courtyards.
Stop by the Royal Poinciana and check out what’s new on the Palm Beach dining and retail scene. Grab a drink at the Honor Bar, a lesser-known pocket concept located around back of local favorite Palm Beach Grill.
Pay a visit to the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden at the Society of the Four Arts to enjoy unique sculptures and elegant landscape architecture.
Walk to the beach and get a fresh breath of salty air and sunshine courtesy of the Atlantic Ocean.
Stop for a drink at The Seafood Bar at The Breakers and enjoy sipping tipples over a bar that doubles as a real working aquarium, with tropical sea life swimming beneath your glass.
Take a quick bike ride along the Intracoastal Waterway on Palm Beach’s Lake Trail, a peaceful hidden gem that’s populated primarily by locals and residents whose homes line the pedestrian-only path.
What’s new in Palm Beach?
Coe & Co photography gallery has just opened in Palm Beach. Nathan Coe will showcase his works and those of the world’s most noted photographers including: David Burdeny, Steve McCurry, Kirsty Mitchell, Norman Parkinson, Tyler Shields and Milton Greene. The gallery will feature landscapes as well as the human form, he takes ‘old school’ inspiration from visual arts icons and melds it into his present-day limited edition and commission photos, found in top international collections. Coe and Co is open Tuesday-Saturday between 10 and 5, as well as by appointment.
The Norton Museum of Art underwent a $100M expansion and reopened in early 2019.
Via Flagler, a multi-million dollar redevelopment of Royal Poinciana Way, is set to be completed in early 2020.
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