Second floor dining at Seagate Beach Club
Last November, the 154-room Seagate Hotel & Spa added a world-class golf facility to its Delray Beach location in Palm Beach, FL. The Seagate Country Club includes an expansive meeting facility, dining space for up to 550 pax, eight tennis courts, an executive boardroom, a Thai-inspired lobby/lounge and a large terrace overlooking the soon-to-be renovated 18-hole Joe Lee golf course. The facility sits on 300 private acres with a pool, fitness center and services for members and groups booked through the hotel.
The country club is just down the street from the main hotel building and The Seagate Beach Club, a 2-story building with fantastic views of the ocean, a 2-tier terrace and one of the first in-ground pools in Palm Beach. The facility was originally built in 1932 and redesigned by architect Randall Stofft in 2008. Group use the 120-seat poolside deck along the sand for outdoor functions and the 90-seat fine dining restaurant on the second floor for upscale meals. The Bahamian-style lower deck seats 120 pax and is used for groups and club members for casual daytime meals. The F&B teams within all three facilities work together to keep group meals consistent.
“The group experience at Seagate is a huge team effort,” says Linda Spielmann, regional sales manager. “With three different facilities to choose from, there are infinite possibilities.”
The hotel is an intimate, lifestyle-themed resort with LEED certification and a paralleled design aesthetic by designer Christian Leighton. Leighton used the sustainable mission of the property to create a warm, beach ambiance with organic bamboo, recycled woods and other reused textures in the luxurious guestrooms and gathering spaces. The earthy tones of white, ecru and mocha create an organic sense of luxury that pleasantly contrast with the vibrant pillowed lighting, abstract furnishings and art fixtures. The facility uses “Smart Room Technology” for energy efficiency among other sustainable practices.
The resort features several large fish tanks, including the lobby’s 2,500-gallon tank, filled with small sharks, seawater fish, eels and crustaceans. The environmentally conscious facility works with the nearby Sandoway House Nature Center, where the sea creatures are donated for educational purposes once they have outgrown their stay in the Seagate tanks.
Hotel F&B includes the 245-seat Atlantic Grille, serving modern American cuisine featuring locally sourced seafood. The elegant dining room and open-air terrace are draped in Olive Stone flooring, tropical accents and abstract art. Menu highlights include pan seared sea scallops, yellow tail snapper, Caribbean jerk pork chops and a large Mediterranean hummus plate for sharing. Executive Chef Adam Gottlieb host’s interactive cooking classes for groups inside the 14-seat glass-encased wine room with a 12-foot stone table and hand-blown glass chandeliers.
The Seagate Spa is more popular than ever for groups, according to Spa Manager Cecilia Redigan who says that the spa is in high demand for groups up to 40 pax.
“The hotel lends itself to the leisure aspect,” says Redigan. “We want the group to get excited about their entire experience, so we make their time in the spa as decadent as we can.”
The spa uses all-natural/organic products, some soaps and scrubs are made in-house. The treatment rooms have easy access to the main pool and include a private elevator. The nearby yoga studio is used for an all-organic buffet during group buyouts.
The main building sits along buzzing Atlantic Avenue, one of the prime dining and entertainment hubs in Palm Beach County. The seaside village provides groups with a luxurious combination of entertainment venues, fine dining restaurants, casual beach bars and convenient access to meeting facilities. The Seagate Hotel & Spa offers a free trolley to the nearby restaurants, beach club and country club.