A favorite haunt of the rich and famous since it was built in 1926, The Brazilian Court in Palm Beach, Florida, offers small groups a unique sense of place. Cloistered amidst lush courtyard gardens in a lovely residential neighborhood—within easy walking distance to both haute couture shopping on Worth Avenue and the mansion-lined beachfront boardwalk—the hotel was completely renovated in 2008. Since then , it has consistently landed many accolades, including Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Gold List for 2010 and 2011.

The Brazilian Court atmosphere is stylish but not stuffy, chic but not flamboyant. The new design mixes Mediterranean Revival architecture with Dutch Colonial accents. Eighty suites range from studios to three bedrooms. All have dark wood details such as mahogany case goods and crown molding integrated with up-to-date comforts like flat-screen televisions and air-jet bathtubs.

The 2,750 square feet of flexible meeting space includes 670 square feet of tech-friendly conference space that opened in 2008, called The Pavillion, located across the street from the main building. In addition, an elegant ballroom seats up to 120 people theater-style, and there is 1,100 square feet of outdoor function space.

Groups can take advantage of arguably the hotel’s biggest draw: Chef Daniel Boulud’s acclaimed 130-seat French-American Café Boulud, which has two private dining rooms that seat 110 and 50. Group buy-outs of The Brazilian Court are possible, depending on the season.