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The completion of a six-year renovation in 2008 brought the number of guest rooms at The Brazilian Court Hotel down to 80, meaning the residential-style units — which are indeed available for purchase as private residences — offer plenty of space and privacy around the hotel’s two courtyards. Rooms range from 400-square-foot studios to 1,800-square-foot two-bedroom poolside lanai suites, and each type of accommodation can be booked with or without a terrace. The Brando Suite, for example, opens up to The Brazilian Court’s swank outdoor pool; inside, two bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and a kitchen stocked with a wine cooler cabinet, wet bar and concealed dishwasher make this homage to Brando-era glamour a home away from home.
During The Brazilian Court’s renovation, Leslie Schlesinger, the interior designer whose family owns the Palm Beach hotel, decorated each room with a palette of Provençal colors (think gold, lavender and wine), custom furniture, mahogany millwork and luxurious fabrics, from swathes of satin that create mini-canopies over the beds to plush brocade that covers desk chairs to 1,000-thread-count sheets. As in the rest of the boutique hotel — which includes an art gallery filled with the abstract landscapes of Mark Bowles — rooms are filled with nature-inspired prints and other objets d’art.