For many years Jupiter, Florida was a sleepy beach town, nestled in the northernmost portion of Palm Beach County. While many of America’s wealthiest, had second homes on “The Island”, they were mostly of old money and lived in quiet obscurity. They blended in with the natives, dawning shorts and sandals while dining on the finest sausage gravy and biscuits at The Olde Lighthouse Diner.
The hotel selection in Jupiter reflected the personality of its residents. Sure, we had The Jupiter Beach Hilton, now the Jupiter Beach Resort, for a while back in the day. We have a Fairfield Inn, a Comfort Suites, a Best Western, The Jupiter Waterfront Inn and several other low to mid range properties. Times are a changing.
A Wyndham Grand is under construction as part of the new $144 million dollar Harbourside Place Residential, Retail and Office complex. The 360,000 square foot development sits on the Intracoastal Waterway, on the very patch of dirt where Burt Reynolds had his museum and Banamax welcomed the rich and famous to dance and do blow till 5 in the morning.
The property is scheduled to open Spring 2014 with acclaimed restaurant, Deep Blu in tow. Once the ribbon is cut, I will do a full report on the hotel and how it fits into the complex as a whole.
The Captain is an American Airlines Ex Platinum, whose work as an Export Manger, takes him to places far and many times remote. From Guyana to Palestine to UAE to Trinidad and everywhere in between, he loves to dive head first into the local culture though food, music, politics and traditions. Boarding Area readers will be able to take the magical journey, along with the Captain, through his words and pictures on Points, Miles and Martinis.