I travel the world....The whole world and try to enjoy it as much as possible. I have been to the most exotic of places, done the craziest of things, yet I've never just gone to a hotel which is basically in my own backyard.
This was my first time really doing a vacation in Florida. As most New Yorkers, I have family down in Florida, and when going to a place where you have family, one doesn't get to enjoy the area as one would wish. This is the reason I chose Palm Beach. It is just far enough away that I wouldn't have to drive to visit my family.
Upon arrival at the Four Seasons, you just get that feeling of I'm better than most because I can stay at a Four Seasons. Well, this hotel is gorgeous and you have the right to feel that way. When first checking in, as we took the early flight from NY, our rooms were not ready. But the hotel was very accommodating and gave us access to the gym where there are lockers and had the ability to change and go to the beach. Being a gym rat, the gym just wasn't up to my standards and it was AIR CONDITIONED (which everyone knows is a bad thing when you sweat).
We walked outside, and passed a very nice but small pool, and went off to the beach. The beach was perfectly set up with umbrellas at all the chairs and the staff were phenomenal. I do have to say, Chris has tons of personality and was just great (we all loved him).
Once the hotel rooms were ready, I received a call on my cell phone notifying me, and Latasha brought our keys out to us at the beach. We didn't have to lift one finger at all on Friday. Towards the end of the day, we went up to our rooms and unfortunately we didn't get upgraded, but we were still thoroughly impressed. The rooms were large and spacious, the bathrooms were just as large and my girlfriend loved the fact that there is a separate bath and shower. The bed was very soft, a little too soft for me. I did like the tv, it was just the right size (but a jumbotron would be better lol), I loved the L'Occitane bath products which only high end hotels should be using, the one big con for the room was the closet size.
We only ended up eating in one of the three hotel restaurants, and the only time we had dinner there was the first night. Our waiter Aydin, was wonderful and so much fun. I could tell right away, when the table next to us gave him a huge hug when they left, that he was someone who has been around for a while and takes the time to get to know people. Which he did. My girlfriend's step father was trying to see if Aydin could figure out this trick, which none of us got. But then Aydin came back with another trick that none of us could figure out either and then another trick and then another trick. Basically, after all the tricks and talking to the guy for a while, we loved him. Also, this has to be mentioned, the chocolate chip cookie dessert is AMAZING.
This was a short 4 day trip, unfortunately. We spent every day on the beach, and at night going around Worth Street. For the hotel side, we could not be happier, and my girlfriend's parents loved everything there...I'm a great travel agent and an even better boyfriend for setting up this whole trip. I think the one thing amazed me the most, I didn't take any pictures on this trip. I just didn't feel like I was working, this was a true vacation and again, I cannot wait to go back.
If anyone from the hotel reads this, I am sent a letter over to Kristy Poirier about how wonderful the stay was. Also, I would like to recommend and/or see these people receive promotions for their above and beyond services provided:
Aydin, restaurant waiter
Latash, reservations TLC/CIS
Chris, beach staff. I must say again, Chris, made sure to be there for us as we spent 6 hours a day on the beach and he truly was the best.
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