DELRAY BEACH, FL–Hilton announces the opening of The Ray Hotel Delray Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton, a 141-room design-focused tropical luxury hotel, located in the Pineapple Grove Arts District, in the center of downtown Delray Beach. The first ever hotel project by leading developer, Menin, features beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with artistic accents, an expansive rooftop pool deck with a restaurant and bar, lush landscaping, a robust wellness program and state-of-the-art fitness center and immersive art installations throughout the public spaces. The hotel’s sustainable Tropical Modern architecture by González Architects, is punctuated with living walls, large-scale sculptures, and flexible private event space including the signature ‘floating glass cube’. Designed as a perfect retreat of upscale, playful yet comforting experiences, The Ray embodies tropical luxury in an urban beach town setting.
“The Ray Hotel sets a new standard for upscale, design-focused hospitality in Delray Beach and serves as a modern South Florida escape for visitors and residents of the area,” said Craig Menin, chief executive officer of Menin. “It has been a long year for everyone, and this grand opening is a monumental moment that we share with the city and all the incredible partners who have helped make this vision a reality.”
Designed by Virserius Studio, each room is spacious and well-appointed with signature Ray beds that are dressed in eucalyptus linens and for ultimate relaxation, all baths feature Frette towels and robes, Waterworks fixtures, and Byredo bath products. The modern and eclectic aesthetic is achieved from the custom-made furniture and hand-woven rugs to beadboard paneling and large pendant light fixtures throughout the space evoking an upscale beachside feel. The bright bathrooms introduce hand-carved marble wainscoting and The Ray’s all-natural signature bath amenities. State-of-the-art technology appears throughout the room from digital key entry, energy-efficient lighting controls and mobile device control for TV and room service.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome The Ray Hotel Delray Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton to our portfolio of hotels in Florida – where Hilton currently welcomes guests to 440 properties across the state, and has seen exceptional growth, with another 110 hotels in the pipeline, thanks to the market’s appeal for leisure, business and convention guests,” said Danny Hughes, executive vice president and president, Americas, Hilton. “The hotel’s central location, best-in-class restaurants and elevated amenities will inspire all types of global travelers to discover Delray Beach and experience Hilton’s signature hospitality.”
The hotel’s global and diverse culinary offerings are at the heart of The Ray experience. Curated by Clique Hospitality, the hotel features Ember Grill, a modern twist on the classic American grill style restaurant and Rosewater Rooftop, a premier lounge and restaurant where guests can enjoy shareable small plates, fresh seafood, and expertly crafted cocktails, both designed by Studio Munge. The 22,000 square-foot-space, Rosewater Rooftop, features one of the destination’s only rooftop pools accented with sweeping baldachins, oversized umbrellas, trellises, and pergolas married to a lush tree canopy providing shade and distinct lounging areas throughout the space. An artisanal coffee shop, Stingers, also designed by Virserius Studio, offers coffee, tea, and breakfast fare while the lobby bar provides a sophisticated and intimate backdrop where guests can relax and enjoy a signature cocktail, light bites, or end the evening with a nightcap. Akira Back, designed by Celano Design, set to open in December 2021, will provide a multi-sensory modern Japanese dining experience led by the Michelin-starred chef, Akira Back.
The rooftop, a 22,000 square-foot floating glass Cube, and 9,550 square-foot ground floor plaza makeup over 45,000 square-feet of indoor/outdoor event space. The property boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center, fitness classes offered by our local partners, Montana Method, Purlife, and Delray Beach Boxing Club, yoga in the Plaza or on the Cube Rooftop, available for hotel guests and locals to enjoy. For those wanting to venture out, the hotel is blocks from the famed Atlantic Avenue filled with boutique shops, restaurants and galleries and a short ride to the beach to enjoy complimentary beach cabanas on the hotel’s vibrantly dressed, complimentary Mokes, golf carts, or bicycles. The Ray has partnered with local small business Nomad Surf Shop to provide surfboard and paddleboard rentals.
“The charm and character of the community has been thoughtfully captured at The Ray Delray Beach, which is characteristic of the more than 100 unique hotels and resorts that make up Curio Collection,” said Jenna Hackett, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “The Ray Hotel is a great addition to our portfolio of handpicked, one-of-a-kind hotels, which continues to exude the sense of culture and personality of this delightful Florida beach town.”
The Ray Hotel Delray Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton is located at 233 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.