Historic Chesterfield Hotel Offers Legendary Leopard Lounge, Tea Time And Top-Notch Service
Mix classic elegance with Palm Beach flair at The Chesterfield Hotel.
There is no request too large or no detail too small for The Chesterfield Hotel's staff. Their focus is on providing impeccable service to guests.
Greg Palmer, The Chesterfield's food and beverage director for the past 11 years, says his passion for the hotel began during his first stay at the property while he was working as an executive in the hospitality field. He was so impressed by the fervor and enthusiasm displayed by the employees that he decided this was where he wanted to be—even though he had to start over in the ranks as a server. His favorite memory as a guest is how the staff provided V.I.P. (Very Important Pet) service to his dog, which included a special welcome basket with toys, treats and even a personalized bed. As expected, V.I.P.s are still very welcome and encouraged. It's clear that this must be Palm Beach.
This “service mantra” was the brainchild of Beatrice Tollman, president and founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, based in the United Kingdom. Tollman believes that her finest resource is the people who work for her. “When you work closely with people day in and day out, you become a family, and that's how I see our staff,” she says. Beyond extensive training, the company has reward and recognition programs. Tollman and her husband, Stanley, realized their entrepreneurial dreams of becoming hoteliers in their hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa. Their successful strategies succeeded and today, the Chesterfield is one of 17 luxury boutique hotels on three continents.
Along with its intimate and relaxed atmosphere, the historic Chesterfield is in an ideal location just several blocks from the designer boutiques of Worth Avenue. Amenities are abundant including a Rolls-Royce service available on command. Teatime, a traditional English afternoon tea is offered daily and often served in the library with tea sandwiches, clotted cream … need I say more? Don't forget to sample the freshly baked cookies served in the lobby—a homey treat in elegant surroundings.
In addition to being a treasured boutique hotel, one of Palm Beach's beloved institutions is the Chesterfield's legendary Leopard Lounge and Restaurant. It's a trendy cocktail social gathering mecca combined with an eclectic gourmet menu created by Executive Chef Gerard Coughlin. There's something to please every palate. Try the lobster salad on crispy baguette followed by a slice of Bea's Famous Cheesecake topped with a scoop of honeycomb ice cream. It makes for the perfect foodie pic.
Nights and the Museums
The perfect option to be the romantic tourist
• Two nights' accommodation
• Fruit plate upon arrival
• Two one-day passes to the Norton Museum
• Two one-day passes to the Flagler Museum
• English breakfast for two each morning
• Romantic interlude dinner for two
Get More From Your Stay
Book a minimum of two nights, receive continental breakfast and one of the following treats:
• Bottle of chilled Champagne
• Romantic turndown
• Traditional English afternoon tea for two
• Executive two-course lunch for two
The Chesterfield Hotel, 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach / 561.659.5800 / chesterfieldpb.com