The Chesterfield
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Palm Beach, Florida is one of the most famous locations for beach-goers and vacationers from around the world. Originally named The Vineta Hotel, this luxurious Palm Beach mainstay has been delighting guests since 1926.

The hotel was renamed The Chesterfield Hotel in 1989 and is still a true gem of the area today, with Old World charm and a penchant for luxury, this hotel is perfect for travelers with exclusive tastes. Part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection and named by Palm Beach Preservation foundation as a historical landmark, this location hints back to a simpler time while simultaneously offering a modern escape filled with upscale amenities and comforts.

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» Rooms & Suites at The Chesterfield

Rooms & Suites at The Chesterfield  

There are 41 rooms and twelve suites to choose from, all decorated with a charming English Victorian influence. Curtains and bedding in blues, pastels and warm sunny colors echo the surrounding atmosphere. The rooms include the Queen Superior and the Deluxe King, both luxurious roomy options.

Amenities include climate control, deluxe toiletries, marble bath fixtures, mineral water, cable television, wifi, turndown service and even jelly beans. The Queen Superior offers 200 square feet of space while an upgrade to the Deluxe King gives a little bit more elbow room at 256 square feet. Each room contains unique decoration so no stay will be like another.

The suites are another step into luxury. With additional choices ranging from the Junior Suites to the roomy Two Bedroom Suite, each unique space is sure to create the atmosphere for the perfect getaway. In addition to the standard amenities, the suites include such perks as a custom order of soaps upon check-in, a music and movie library, a choice of refrigerated sodas and mineral waters and an in-room safe, just to name a few. All rooms include twice-a-day maid service and 24 hour room service.

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» Dining at The Chesterfield

Dining at The Chesterfield  

Dining at the Chesterfield is an experience in and of itself. Harnessing the historic atmosphere of the locale, guests can choose from the charming afternoon tea to the casual poolside terrace. Room service is offered from the Leopard Lounge kitchen, 24 hours a day.

The tradition of English tea time is celebrated at the Chesterfield. Guests can relax and enjoy the selections of fine teas, finger treats, scones and small sandwiches. Afternoon tea takes place between 1 and 5 pm each day and guests can enjoy the occasion in the library, the Leopard Lounge or the outdoor courtyard. This jaunty event also includes a lesson, from the time-bending guide in full historical garb, in the art of tea-leaf fortune telling, just for fun.

The Leopard Lounge & Restaurant is a stunning example of history and modernism. Maintaining the luxury and glamor of the old-world aesthetic, this restaurant is perfect for a date night or a night out with friends. The d├ęcor embraces the name, with leopard print carpet, red and black accents and granite tables. The food is a fusion of American, English and Oriental cuisine for a truly unique experience.

The Courtyard is yet another choice for a casual lunch or an outdoor dinner. This area is laced with palm trees and the surrounding flower boxes create a garden-like atmosphere. Guests especially enjoy taking in afternoon tea in this environment.

Even locals make the trip to the Leopard Lounge Bar for the ambiance, the cocktails and the company. Happy hour takes place between 4:30 and 6:30 pm Sunday through Thursday, which features specially priced appetizers, specialty cocktails, bottled brews and wines. Guests can enjoy something directly from the menu or the talented bartenders will make a unique cocktail upon request from the listed ingredients.

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» Family Vacation

Family Vacation  

Vacationing families can rest assured that their needs will be met. Anticipating the unique needs of traveling with children, the amenities available will ensure that everyone has a pleasant stay at the Chesterfield Hotel. Upon request, an extra baby cot can be provided to the room.

For older children, a selection of board games or toys can be selected. Parents can reconnect for a night out by making use of the available babysitting services, with additional fees. The hotel staff is also available to help facilitate any additional needs which may arise during the stay.

Furry family members are welcome as the Chesterfield is a pet-friendly location. With a $90 pet fee, visitors can enjoy a welcome basket which contains dog toys and treats for pets. Services available include pet sitting, walking and grooming. First aid kits, leashes and litter is available as needed upon request. The hotel even has its very own pet hostess, Madame Ambassador Lady Dustine, who is a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Her lineage is from show dog royalty, but her love is in making others feel welcome at the Chesterfield. Four-legged guests can join in the festivities by having tea or brunch with the Lady Dustine, and take part in Yappy Hour.

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» Weddings & Conferences

Weddings & Conferences  

Romantic and elegant venues are available to make any special event held at the Chesterfield memorable. There are a variety of options to choose from to create an unforgettable day. This location is registered as a historical landmark, meaning that every corner and courtyard is a perfect setting.

Each wedding package is prepared specifically to each guests needs and the hotel staff and specialized team are available to help with every detail. The Events Team takes away the worry so the wedding party can focus on what is really important.

Available venues include the Leopard Lounge & Restaurant, which can be transformed into a shower or reception area. The Pavilion is a charming outdoor location for up to 50 guests. A cozy dinner for 14 can be held in the Boardroom and the Courtyard is the perfect outdoor location for a shaded celebration.

The Chesterfield is proud to take a stand for inclusion by welcoming Civil Ceremonies on location. Everyone deserves to be pampered and create memories to last a lifetime. Larger parties can be accommodated within the library, holding up to 100 guests, or take advantage of a more relaxed setting at the Pool Deck, with room for up to 50 people.

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» Plan This Vacation

Plan This Vacation  

Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot and hosts a variety of offerings for visiting travelers. Many things exist within walking distance and guests can visit popular nearby spas or jog along the beach. The hotel offers bicycles for rent and there is an on-site hot tub and pool. Hotel staff is available and happy to assist guests in finding a gym or nearby spa to best enjoy their stay.

Palm Beach is the perfect place to go for golf lovers of any skill level due to the fact that the county contains the largest number of courses in the country. Each one is a unique outing with sprawling vistas and courses which provide fun challenges.

The Chesterfield is located just a short drive away from the Madison Green Golf Club in West Palm Beach. This is a top-rated course for the state and is highly rated by Golf Digest. Another option is the Palm Beach Par 5 Golf Course. This location has impressive views of the ocean and is known for the architectural layout of the course. Another short drive brings visitors to the PGA National Golf Club. This location has a variety of play options and welcomes golfers of all skill levels.

In addition to the golf, spas and miles of beaches, visitors to Palm Beach can take in culture at the museums, stroll along and visit the shops, or find any number of outdoor activities to enjoy. The Flagler Museum is unique in that it was once a residential mansion. Today it marks the historical landmark capturing an example of the Beaux Arts mode where visitors can take a guided tour and view the exhibits. The Norton Museum of Art is also close by, featuring fine art in a large collection which guests can peruse. Unique events such as "Art After Dark" on Thursday evenings are a popular draw.

A day of shopping can be taken in with a number of charming locations. Visitors can stroll along Antique Row, which offers over 40 shops. The selections range from the 17th century through the early 20th century. This area is called one of the premier locations for antiquing by New York Times. Another popular spot is Worth Avenue, sometimes compared to Rodeo Drive, this area is known for its galleries and fashionable options.

Boutiques and brand names are as plentiful as the restaurants and fine dining. Worth Avenue features over 250 store fronts, ensuring that there is something for everyone. Another quick jaunt down the road brings visitors to City Place, another collection of shops, including the whimsical dancing water fountains. Visitors can relax and take in a movie at the 20-screen cinema or take in a show at the Improv Comedy Club. Closest to the hotel are the Palm Beach Outlets, which offer shops and boutiques as well as restaurants.

363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480, Phone: 561-659-5800

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