Set on 200 waterfront acres, The Boca Raton is one of the premiere resort destinations in the U.S. Founded in 1926 as the Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn, the resort was originally built by Boca’s city planner and architect Addison Mizner. In anticipation of its 100th anniversary, we redesigned many of the public spaces, including the historic Cloister lobby, Palm Court, several new signature restaurants by Major Food Group, and the Tower guestrooms.
We were inspired to create cohesion and luxury, embracing Mizner’s original Mediterranean Revival style and embracing indoor-outdoor connections.
An iconic resort with a rich architectural history.
Our design team highlighted historic features and added warmth and timeless modern luxury.
Rockwell Group stripped away previous renovations of the storied Palm Court to re-center it as the heart of the property—an inviting lobby and lounge serving as a bar and flexible common space.
Signature dining concepts from Major Food Group include an outpost of the New York brunch institution, Sadelle’s; The Flamingo Grill, a midcentury American grill with a tropical feel inspired by Florida’s oceanfront residences; the Italian restaurant Principessa Ristorante, which transports guests to the shores of a northern Italian villa; and Japanese Bocce Club, a minimal, contemporary restaurant that overlooks Japanese rock garden-inspired bocce courts.
The reconfigured guestrooms in the resort's Tower—the tallest building in Boca Raton—take advantage of the spectacular 360-degree vistas.
Guests are greeted at Harborside Pool Club's main entry by a grand archway. Exposed wood beams, plaster finishes, and greenery create an expansive, airy feeling.
The adult pool includes enclosed private cabanas and features a darker, more sophisticated color palette.