Hilton West Palm Beach, The New Palm Beach County Convention Center Hotel, Is Set To Open Jan. 27

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by Lyssa Goldberg Dec 08, 2015 12:26 PM

Hilton West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County Convention Center hotel that took almost a decade of planning, is set to open Jan. 27.

The hotel's contemporary American restaurant, Manor, will also open to the public along with several other dining options.

Hilton West Palm Beach is now taking reservations for leisure stays that can be booked from Feb. 15, 2016, and onward. County officials expect the on-site convention center hotel to bring in $1 billion in economic activity over 10 years, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Steve Crist, of Discover Palm Beaches, the county's tourism bureau, told the South Florida Business Journal the hotel will help attract larger corporate meetings to the area.

"We are finally able to target conventions that typically have 400 to 800 rooms on peak night that we can accommodate in the downtown Convention District, which now offers over 1,000 hotel rooms that are walkable to the convention center," Crist said.

As a convention center hotel, Hilton West Palm Beach offers 24,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space for conferences and celebrations. The hotel's Grand Ballroom can hold up to 800 guests.

The 12-story hotel will have 400 guest rooms—all equipped with a 55-inch HDTV, mini-fridge and free WiFi—an outdoor pool deck with cabanas, a signature restaurant with a lobby lounge and poolside bar, a fitness center, event lawn and more.

Chef Matthew Byrne—executive chef at Kitchen in West Palm Beach—will be working with executive chef Miguel Santiago to create the menu at Manor, the hotel's three-meal signature restaurant. Manor will serve contemporary American cuisine with a twist, with such menu items as fresh-caught, wood-fired whole fish; seared scallops; and porcini asparagus risotto with lobster broth.

There will also be other dining concepts on property.

A lobby-level restaurant, which also offers seating on the poolside terrace, will feature large-scale photographs by Palm Beach photographer Chris Leidy.

A nautical-themed lobby bar, called the Galley, will serve craft cocktails, custom wine blends and bourbon, and craft beers from South Florida breweries. Guests can also enjoy sharable tapas at the bar, which has both indoor and outdoor seating.

On the Palm Deck, Hilton West Palm Beach's half-acre pool deck, guests can order custom juices and smoothies, as well as cocktails and light bites.

In addition, the Provisions marketplace will sell locally sourced goods, fresh to-go food by chef Byrne, and gifts from Palm Beach artists and boutiques.

For guests who wish to head to the beach or stroll down Worth Avenue, the Hilton will offer free shuttle service to Palm Beach.

Renderings courtesy of Hilton West Palm Beach:

Hilton West Palm Beach
Palm Deck

Hilton West Palm Beach
Event Lawn

Correction: A previous version of this story mentioned chef Matthew Byrne would be heading Manor. He will be working with executive chef Miguel Santiago to create the menu and offerings. 

Hilton West Palm Beach; 600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

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