The perfectly symmetrical building, in various shades of yellow, comes to a circular point at the corner of the street just off the main drag. You'll notice that a lot of glass has been used in the construction allowing plenty of natural light to flow into the hotel. The main entrance is on NE 2nd avenue, although there is another at the corner with NE 1st Street. Here you can pull up in your own car or be dropped us by a taxi or the Delray Downtowner. Inside, the vast lobby, also known as the Gallery is split into two halves, with the reception desk in front of you as you enter. To the right-hand side is a complimentary business centre where guests can use the internet and print off documents as well as a communal lounge complete with flatscreen television. Over to the other side of the hall is a spacious seating area with a bar and breakfast area, the Skillet (see 'Food and Drink'). Being a brand new building and, it must not be forgotten, a chain hotel, there is not a huge amount of character in the décor, however the space is comfortable and spacious and a certain sense of arrival can be felt, in no small part thanks to the friendly staff who do go out their way to make your stay a pleasant one.
In terms of fitness and wellness, the hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool shaded on one side by the building itself so in the early to late afternoon you can choose whether to be directly in the sun or in the shade. It is kept clean and tidy and there are towels available free of charge for guests in a cupboard just by the pool. Of course plenty of loungers and parasols are put out by the pool for guests to sunbathe and catch up on a bit of reading, while just adjacent to the pool is a hot tub. Back inside the hotel, on the same level as the pool, there is a top-of-the-range, fully-equipped fitness room with both cardio and weights machines.
Of course being a new hotel its condition was near perfect but we also noticed how well it was kept in terms of cleanliness and tidiness. The common areas are both comfortable and easy to negotiate and getting to your room (via the two lifts) is quick and simple with clear indications upon exiting the elevators. There is complimentary wifi throughout the hotel as well as secure private parking (for a fee). Up to two pets are allowed in each guestroom with a $150 cleaning fee applying to the first and a further $50 fee to the second.