This new hotel just opened in downtown Boca Raton

Hyatt Place on Tuesday opened a new 200-room hotel in the heart of downtown Boca Raton.

Western entrance to the new Hyatt Place Hotel near the Mizner Park shopping center and Sanborn Square park in downtown Boca Raton, December 12, 2016. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post
Western entrance to the new Hyatt Place Hotel near the Mizner Park shopping center and Sanborn Square park in downtown Boca Raton, December 12, 2016. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post

Amenities at the 15-story Hyatt Place Boca Raton include free WiFi, 4,000 square feet of flexible, meeting/function space, a roof top pool and terrace, 24-hour food offerings and a 24-hour fitness center.

“Boca Raton is a historic city with key business and leisure destination,” said the hotel’s General Manager Dave Cuadra. “Hyatt Place Boca Raton will add a wonderful new option for business and leisure travelers visiting the heart of the city’s business and financial district.”

 

Key Tri-Rail link to Miami All Aboard station up for vote this week

UPDATE 11:54 a.m.: As of Monday morning, The Bayfront Park Management Trust – a governmental group based in Miami-Dade County – had not added the Tri-Rail plan to its meeting agenda for Tuesday, a move that could jeopardize funding for the project.

The Bayfront Park Management Trust is one of three groups that still must vote on the project, which will allow Palm Beach County residents to ride Tri-Rail trains to All Aboard Florida‘s station in downtown Miami.  The trust’s governing board is set to meet at noon on Tuesday, according to the group’s website. The meeting will be held in Miami-Dade County.

Original story: At least two governmental agencies are set to vote this week on a key link that will allow Tri-Rail trains to carry Palm Beach County residents to the All Aboard Florida station in downtown Miami. trirail

Tri-Rail now runs between Palm Beach County and the Miami International Airport. The downtown Miami Tri-Rail stop would give Palm Beach County residents easier access to the American Airlines Arena, where The Miami Heat play, Port Miami, and other nearby businesses and shopping districts, officials said.

All Aboard Florida has been working with seven government agencies to pay for a pivotal Tri-Rail stop at its station in downtown Miami. But officials with the private rail venture said Friday they are running out of time to secure the approvals they need to continue construction on Tri-Rail’s train platform.

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