by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 01, 2017
THE PALM BEACHES


Local Update

 The Boca Raton Mandarin Oriental is set to debut in downtown Boca Raton in 2018 as part of an upscale mixed-use development. The 158-room property will offer extensive banqueting and meeting space, including a 4,500-square-foot ballroom; stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

The Waterstone Resort & Marina in Boca Raton is now part of Curio -- a Collection by Hilton. The 139-room boutique hotel has four meeting  rooms, a private dining room and outdoor event space.

 The new 150-room Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach is expected to break ground later this year near the CityPlace dining, shopping and entertainment complex.
 
Meeting Hotels: To find and compare hotels in the Palm Beaches, and to send RFPs, visit mcvenues.com.

Convention Center:Palm Beach County Convention Center; exhibit space, approximately 100,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 19; (561) 366-3000

Airport Transit: Palm Beach International Airport, about four miles west of West Palm Beach. Transfer cost by taxi, $15

Taxes: Room tax, 6%; sales tax, 7%; total tax on hotel rooms, 13%

Contact:  Discover The Palm Beaches, (800) 554-7256