POSH Place #8: The Brazilian Court Hotel

The Caroline Doll, CEO of POSH PR®, escapes to The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach!


When traveling, do as the locals do.

While staying in a glorious Palm Beach estate would be a dream, that’s not always quite accessible or practical. So, what is the next best choice? Staying in the first hotel the locals send their guests to, The Brazilian Court Hotel

In the mid 1920s, two New York investors, Joseph D’Esterre and Stanley Paschal had a vision for luxury living for a home away from home. They hired Italian architect, Rosario Candela, to expand his repertoire from luxury buildings on Park and Fifth Avenue in New York City to Palm Beach. The Brazilian Court Hotel is a body of Spanish colonial architecture, brought to life by its heart of Mediterranean escapism.

The Brazilian Court was a haven for icons of the day. Canopied beneath aisles of Palm Trees, the hotel is a quiet retreat from the bustle of Palm Beach. Icons such as Gary Cooper, Amelia Hearts and the Kennedy Family valued it for its private exclusivity. In fact, its where guests of the Kennedys would staying during the holidays!

If you’ve read any of my previous blogs about hotel stays, you’ll know one of my number one priorities for a hotel is that it offers an experience. It has to transport me to a place I can’t experience just anywhere! One step into the fortressed courtyards of The Brazilian Court and I was swept away. As I always say, luxury is in the details. From the friendly service and delicious dining to the the dark mahogany furnishing, heavy linens and even halls filled with a fresh citric scent — not a single detail is overlooked. Relaxing by the pool (okay, wearing a pink gown IN the pool) and taking one of their adorable PINK bikes for a spin are added amenities I loved!

What started out as a home away from home for icons, has remained an icon in and of itself. Highly regarded with awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast and Fodors Travel, The Brazilian Court Hotel is a must-stay when visiting Palm Beach! 


Photography by Shalese Danielle Photography