Addison Mizner built this Mediterranean-style hotel in 1926, and additions over time have created a sprawling, sparkling resort, one of the most luxurious in all of South Florida and part of the Waldorf-Astoria collection. The hotel has a particularly stunning beach club, which it shares with its beachfront outpost, the Boca Beach Club. The club has lovely outdoor mosaic-tiled showers. There are many lodging options: traditional rooms in the historic quarters are small
but warmly decorated; tower rooms have a serene contemporary feel; and yacht-club rooms are the most indulgent, with custom-designed Venetian-style canopy beds and carved gold-leaf lamps. The beach is accessible by shuttle or water taxi. In addition to two golf courses (the Resort Course and the off-site Country Club Course) with a two-story clubhouse, there are three fitness centers, a tennis center that is home to an Evert Adult and Junior Academy, and the largest spa in Florida, with 44 treatment rooms and a Turkish-style bath. There are eight bars and restaurants on the grounds, including a Morimoto sushi bar.