Menin, a leading developer, owner and manager of commercial real estate properties has announced its latest development and first-ever hotel project, The Ray Hotel Delray Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton. The hotel is set to debut this summer.
Located on NE 2nd Avenue in the heart of Downtown Delray Beach, The 141-room will have "tropical modern" architecture by Gonzalez Architects. Living walls, a rooftop floating forest and tree canopy crown the hotel, while large-scale sculptures and immersive art installations bring Delray Beach to life within the hotel walls. Committed to utilizing sustainable building practices and local materials, the LEED Gold Certified hotel will blend the visions of three interior design companies;: Virserius Studio, Studio Munge and Celano Design.
The 141 guestrooms and suites, designed by Virserius Studio, will have furnished balconies with views of downtown Delray Beach. Guests can expect custom-made furniture and hand-woven rugs, as well as beadboard paneling and large pendant light fixtures throughout the space. The bright bathrooms will have hand-carved marble wainscoting, Waterworks fixtures and The Ray’s all-natural signature bath amenities. State-of-the-art tech appears throughout the room, from digital key entry, energy-efficient lighting controls and mobile device control for TV and room service. The hotel will implement "Hilton CleanStay," Hilton’s cleaning and disinfection protocols.
Food and Drink
The Ray’s food and beverage offerings from San Diego-based hospitality group Clique Hospitality will include a classic American grill-style restaurant, Ember Grill, designed by Studio Munge, the team behind Rosewater Rooftop, as well. Beyond its rooftop lounge, Rosewater Rooftop is ideal for social gatherings, offering city views with the Atlantic Ocean behind. Cocktails and light fare will be served from the grill. The 22,000-square-foot rooftop will have baldachins, oversized umbrellas, trellises and pergolas connected to the tree canopy. Tip: The Rosewater Rooftop, as well as the Cube’s rooftop, have areas that can be used as an outdoor fitness deck for pop-up HIIT classes or yoga.
The Lobby Bar and the artisan coffee shop, Stingers, were both designed by Virserius Studio. The Lobby Bar provides a space where guests can relax and enjoy a signature cocktail and light bites. Akira Back-designed by Celano Design Studio will provide a "multi-sensory dining experience" led by the Michelin-starred chef, Akira Back. Chef Back’s modern Japanese cuisine incorporates his diverse culinary influences, Korean heritage and travels throughout the world. (Akira Back is scheduled to open in fall 2021.)
Meetings and Events
The Ray will be home to over 45,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space. The 2,200-square-foot floating glass Cube and corresponding rooftop are the "gem of the property." The perfectly symmetrical structure has floor-to-ceiling glass that can be transformed to meet the needs of event planners. The rooftop and 7,800-square-foot ground floor plaza provide ample landscaped outdoor space for any affair, while the hotel’s lobby and restaurants provide various aesthetics for more intimate gatherings.
Good to know: Additional amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary transportation via golf cart or beach bike to the beach and all downtown destinations. A dedicated textable concierge staff is on hand to coordinate surfboard and paddle board lessons, bike rentals, dining reservations, amenity appointments and excursions for guests.
For more information, visit www.therayhotel.com.