Hotel boom: 6 new hotels are set to open in Palm Beach County

OCTOBER 13, 2017

Crowd of people waiting in line at Palm Beach Airport

An eight-year stretch of record-breaking growth for Palm Beach County’s tourism industry has led to a surge in new hotel construction.

More than 700 new hotel rooms are expected to open in the county over the next three years — giving tourism officials new ways to market the area as a vacation destination for both out-of-town travelers and larger convention groups. Six large chains, including Aloft and Mandarin Oriental, plan to open hotels between Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens, according to Discover The Palm Beaches, the county’s official tourism marketing organization.