Meet us for a drink during happy hour at the West Palm Beach's only waterfront-facing rooftop bar! 

The Ben boutique hotel debuted on the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront Thursday, Feb. 13, bringing a novel range of food-and-drink offerings.

But before you settle in for a cocktail at the city’s only waterfront-facing rooftop bar, you should know this modern hotel is steeped in local history and professes an affinity for adventurous stories, most of them true. The hotel, which opened Thursday, Feb. 13, takes its name from an 1892 Victorian-style estate known as the Ben Trovato, an Italian phrase that translates loosely to “happily invented.” Perched on the shores of Lake Worth, it was home to pioneer-era author Byrd Spilman Dewey.

So The Ben is a stylish tribute to Dewey -- who was grandniece of President Zachary Taylor and co-founder of Boynton Beach -- as well as to the well-traveled luminaries she hosted at her palm-fringed estate.

“A free flow of high society would come through the estate. And back in the day, it was all about the stories you told and the places you’ve been,” says Eric Hammer, food and beverage director at The Ben, which is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s Autograph Collection hotels.

See you there!

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Article & Photos: Liz Balmaseda of Palm Beach Post

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