Design in Detail: Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa
Contemporary elegance and elevated island vibes leave their mark on every corner of Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa. We dive into the property’s modern upgrades, including a top-to-bottom refresh of all 175 rooms and re-imagined restaurant that is already being billed as one of the best in Palm Beach County.
If you were to take in Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa from above – from the heights of the gulls soaring on sea-breeze updrafts – you’d see a palette of cerulean blue, sandy beige, and deep, dense greens. It’s a palette common to paradises such as the one Jupiter Beach calls home, where jungle-like tropical vegetation crawls its way seaward, stopping only where the sandy shore takes hold.
It’s no wonder that the designers at the helm of the resort’s recent renovation – which included a total redesign of the 175 guestrooms and standing up a brand-new Latitudes signature restaurant – landed on a similar palette. It was a way to further immerse guests in the destination – to help them feel rooted in the South Florida landscape, while still feeling very much at home. Here, we take a look at the fresh new spaces that make this Palm Beach resort a true haven.
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A FRESH START
The property lived several lives before becoming Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa in 2004, and had therefore undergone several transformations. The guestrooms in the most recent iteration were outfitted in hues of orange, brown, and cream – sophisticated, but not necessarily evocative of the tropical oasis waiting beyond the walls.
Fully completed in late 2022, the goal of the room refresh this time around was to bring in a breath of fresh ocean air. It all started with a blank canvas: a wash of cool white on the guest rooms’ ceilings, trim, and walls. Next came blond-hued wood floors and millwork, which added a touch of warmth while still feeling minimal and modern.
With a solid foundation in place, it was time to layer in textures: sandy linen on the headboards and curtains; crisp white duvets; nubby, textural pillows and throws in colors that feel pulled from the deep; minimalist, black-iron lights that give a nod to utilitarian nautical fixtures. The crowning touch? Large-scale photos that bring the outdoors in – a tangle of verdant palm fronds; the contrast between the shiny white hull of a sailboat and the rippled blue of the water surrounding it.
THE VIBE: MODERN COASTAL LUXURY
The understated palette and modern, clean lines not only help guests to breathe deeper and unwind but also collapse the boundary between what is indoors and out. “Why only feel ’at the beach’ when you’re on the beach?” the designers thought. “Why not feel like you’re in an unspoiled paradise even when your head is hitting the pillow?”
“The best way that I could describe our new look would be ‘modern coastal luxury,’” says the property’s general manager Justin Earle. “It fits in perfectly with our surroundings and environment.”
And that’s because there’s almost no distinction between the two. Those sand-colored linen curtains? They frame endless Atlantic Ocean views. The image of the palm trees over the bed? It conjures the palms dotting the pool deck below the room’s private balcony. The blue of the throw blanket at the end of the king-sized bed? It’s as if someone held one of those paint-chip strips to the ocean beyond, and chose the one that matched best.
A RESTAURANT REFRESH THAT LOCALS ARE ALREADY LOVING
While the resort’s former full-service restaurant, Sinclair’s Ocean Grill Restaurant, had been a beloved Palm Beach County dining staple for close to 15 years, it too was in need of a little love with dated spaces that didn’t match the open and airy vibes of the rooms. Given that it was the sole restaurant in Jupiter actually set on the ocean, there was no better place to plant Opal’s fifth iteration of Latitudes, a signature dining concept of the collection that celebrates seafaring traditions with nautically-neat touches and coastal-inspired dishes.
In Jupiter’s version, that translates to decorative touches like vertically-strung ropes that are reminiscent of the sailing lines uses to haul a boat’s mainsail; ceilings and walls lined in shiplap paneling; and living green walls embedded with pieces of undulating driftwood. As for the menu, fan favorites include a section dedicated to that day’s fresh local catch, where guests get to select how they want their fish prepared (grilled, sautéed, pan-seared), followed by their choice of accompaniments: citrus salsa, whipped potatoes, market-select veggie medley, lemon and saffron risotto, and more. Intrigued? You can dive deeper into the experience in our other blog post: Introducing Latitudes: Palm Beach County’s Best New Restaurant.
WHAT’S LEFT TO COME: A SPA SANCTUARY THAT MAKES A SPLASH
This soup-to-nuts reno of the rooms and restaurant is just a start. The resort’s on-site Opal Spa has also undergone a facelift and will be welcoming locals to this new seaside sanctuary in mid-to-late October of 2023. But a mere massage appointment this is not. Featuring eight treatment rooms (three of which are couples’ rooms), a carefully curated wellness boutique, and a spa menu that hinges around the holistic and natural healing of Kerstin Florian products, when you retreat here, it’s a full body-mind rejuvenation journey. That is largely owed to the stunning biophilic design – the concept of bringing the outdoors in – intended to engage all five senses in nature-inspired smells, sights, sounds, tastes, and textures to open the body to healing. As for treatments, expect fan-favorite Opal Spa signatures (HydraFacials anyone?) as well as touchless therapies, like vibroacoustic systems built into custom treatment tables that lull you into relaxation.
Not to mention, the pool was recently redone, and the tennis courts and property landscaping are on deck for upgrades. And once fully completed, you can trust that the all-new Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa will be one treasured piece of paradise.