Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Renovation | Hotel
Tasked with repositioning and renovating the PGA National Resort & Spa in Florida’s Palm Beach Gardens, KTGY researched both the city the resort calls home and the current state of today’s golf clubs as they conceptualized the golf club of tomorrow. Founded in 1960 by John D. MacArthur, Palm Beach Gardens was a city planned and fashioned to be one with nature – complete with a mighty Banyan tree proudly serving as the city’s symbol and center. With a strong conceptual foundation established, designers set their space plan layouts and design vision into motion.
The all-new PGA National Resort & Spa experience begins at the porte cochère, where guests are greeted by a tented arrival awning of crisp black, white, and poppy-colored striped cabana curtains. A grand lobby awaits just beyond. Here, a traversing path to the left leads to a private check-in area, guest elevators, and a sundries juice bar. To the right, guests find their way to the signature restaurant and specialty chocolatier shop.
Designers raised the main lobby area up two steps, truly elevating the space and making way for sunken, semi-circular, decidedly 60’s conversation pits. A central floating bar, the lobby’s focal point, sits against the windowed backdrop of silhouetted palm trees and boasts a monolithic bar and a larger-than-life, glimmering interpretation of the city’s beloved Banyan tree made from glass and twisted metal. Cool tones and clean lines are “de rigueur” in the guestrooms. Here, custom, vintage-inspired wallcoverings, plush area rugs, thickly-upholstered headboards, mid-century style soft seating, and lacquered and caned case goods come together to create a perfectly collected look.