Discover The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton Florida and Stay an Extra Night for Just $19.09

12/08/2010
Discover The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton Florida and Stay an Extra Night for Just $19.09
1909 Founders Package Extended for Vacationers to Enjoy Added Value through 2010
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (July xx, 2010) - The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton, Florida, America's First Resort
Destination®, celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2009 with its historic promotional campaign, the "1909
Founders Package." The promotion has been extremely popular with travelers, offering an additional night's stay
for only $19.09 at participating hotels, resorts and B&Bs when guests stay two, three or four nights. The
promotion, which includes nearly 50 properties throughout the destination, will continue through December
2010* providing visitors with additional time for the best way to experience Florida.
"There's still time to take advantage of this terrific opportunity whether travelers are flying into Palm Beach
International Airport or taking the convenient drive across the state of Florida to enjoy our clean beaches and clear
ocean waters, shopping and family-fun attractions," stated Jorge Pesquera, president & CEO, Palm Beach County
Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Below is a sampling of properties offering 1909 Founders Package rates.
? Hotel Biba, West Palm Beach - This charming boutique hotel is minutes from the Kravis Center for the
Performing Arts, CityPlace shopping complex, Clematis Street and Antique Row.
? Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton - Culminating its recent $250 million renovation and new Beach
Club, this distinctive resort is an ideal base for discovering southern Palm Beach County.
? The Breakers, Palm Beach - This iconic resort on the island of Palm Beach is celebrated for gracious
service, beachfront location, amenities and proximity to world-class Worth Avenue shopping and dining.
? Crane's BeachHouse, Delray Beach - A charming guest house with a laid-back vibe, Crane's is within
walking distance to the beach and Atlantic Avenue's cafés, boutiques and nightlife.
? Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, Jupiter - Located on the ocean near the Jupiter Inlet, this resort is a short
drive from Roger Dean Stadium, the summer home for Palm Beach County minor league baseball, the
Jupiter Hammerheads and the West Palm Beach Cardinals.
? Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast and Vacation Homes, West Palm Beach - Located in the historic
downtown neighborhood of Grandview Heights and nestled in a tropical garden paradise, the B&B is in
walking distance to the restaurants, theaters, sidewalk cafes, nightclubs and boutiques of CityPlace.
? PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens - This newly-renovated destination resort is the
ultimate golfer's paradise with five championship golf courses, David Ledbetter Golf Academy, Dave Pelz
Scoring Game School and a 40,000 sq-ft spa for relaxing following a day on the links.
Area restaurants, attraction, sports and cultural venues are also unveiling anniversary themed discounts and
special offers. Examples include the following.
? National Croquet Center - Built on ten acres in West Palm Beach, the National Croquet Center is the
largest dedicated croquet facility in the world. Enjoy croquet and lunch for $19.09 on Saturday mornings
at the Center's 19,000 sq-ft clubhouse and 12 full-size croquet lawns.? Island Living Tours, Palm Beach - Led by a local expert, Island Living Bicycle Tours are professionally
planned and designed, providing an historical narrative of Palm Beach, a look at the island's cultural
attractions and examples of its famed architecture. Bicycle tours are being offered for only $19.09.
? The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum - Housed within the historic 1916
Courthouse in downtown West Palm Beach, the museum presents a county-wide history that enriches the
lives of children and adults alike, making local history accessible, interesting and meaningful. The
restored building also serves as the headquarters of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.
Purchases from the museum gift shop receive a 19.09% discount.
For more information on hotels and attractions participating in the 1909 Founders Package, visit PalmBeachFL.com
or call the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800.554.7256.
*(offers and dates vary with each property)
Palm Beach County - America's First Resort Destination
Standard Oil Company magnate Henry Flagler is credited with developing Palm Beach County as America's first resort
destination. When he broke ground for the Royal Poinciana Hotel on May 1, 1893, Palm Beach was a desolate tropical Atlantic
Coast barrier island. The six-story, Georgian-style resort opened on February 11, 1894, as a winter retreat for elite passengers
escaping cold northern winters via Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway - which inaugurated service to West Palm Beach on
March 22, 1894. Two years later, he built a second hotel, The Palm Beach Inn, later renamed The Breakers. The signing of the
Palm Beach County Charter occurred on April 30, 1909, and the destination was formally incorporated on July 1, 1909.
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