The Best Of Pet-Friendly Palm Beach: The Brazilian Court

From Bark Butlers to Pooch Patios, Four-Legged Friends Love This Florida Hot Spot

By Si Si Penaloza

Photo: Little Lola Sunshine

When your driver pulls into the porte-cochere at The Brazilian Court in Palm Beach, Florida, you and your pup know you’ve have truly arrived. The exterior facade, with its gleaning, gracious arches, was built to impress a century ago—and still does. The hotel is tucked away behind a residential street, where sprightly, cheerful attendants welcome you, whether it’s your first time or you’re just back from a frolic on the beach.

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The Brazilian Court is an emblem of Palm Beach, expressing the distinct style of a community that has been described as America’s Riviera. The voluptuous, palm filled courtyard with the signature Brazilian Court fountain has hosted some of Palm Beach’s most dazzling parties since its inception. The landmark Palm Beach hotel originally opened on Jan. 1, 1926, and was built at a cost of $1 million. In 1936, the hotel underwent an expansion to double its size. Today the hotel at 301 Australian Ave. offers 80 accommodations, comprising studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom suites.

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Make no mistake, this is one of the iconic, grande dame hotels anchoring this affluent enclave. Once you set foot inside, any suspicions you may harbor about classic hotels being stodgy or musty will quickly dissipate. The opulent interior has been as lovingly maintained as the sprawling green lawns outside. Indeed The Brazilian Court has served as a Palm Beach playground for Hollywood’s elite since the 1920’s. The hotel was a cherished favorite of Greta Garbo and Gary Cooper.

The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach goes way beyond pet-friendly; they’ve gone into the pet positively fabulous stratosphere. They offer the ultimate pooch-pampering package with the launch of “Bark Butler,” available now through the end of the year.

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Designed for discerning pet parents, your lucky pup will experience unparalleled luxury starting at check-in, welcomed with a BarkBox full of dog toys, treats and goodies upon arrival, monogrammed water and food bowls and a designer doggie bed. Mimosas magically appear on arrival, and daily dog walking services are provided by Four Paws of Palm Beach. Housekeeping performs nightly turndown services with hand-delivered treats.

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