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Thank you for visiting The Palms Hotel & Spa’s press room. Here you will find background information on the hotel, executive bios and recent media coverage. For individual media inquiries or to request hotel images please email

Sun Sentinel – March 2012

After debuting an entirely new menu after the arrival of chef Julie Frans, who owned a catering company and chef agency in San Diego for six years, Frans oversees the hotel’s culinary operations and has enhanced the use of local, organic, sustainable and seasonal ingredients with a focus on light global cuisine at Essensia.
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Miami Herald – February 2012

Chef Julie Frans plates her seared scallop tasting dish at this year’s Taste of the Garden benefiting Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
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VIVA Lifestyle Magazine – February 2012

“What a fabulous team heading up Essensia restaurant, I always say it’s not just the food, it’s the service, the ambience, the personalities that make your eating experience so special.” Read the rest of this VIVA Magazine review of Essensia Restaurant at The Palms Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach.
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Eater Miami – January 2012

New at Essensia at The Palms Hotel & Spa: “signature chef” Julie Frans, who hails from San Diego, where she spent six years as owner /operator of Dining Details, a full-service catering company and chef agency specializing in a “unique dining experience with a healthy and organic twist.” Read more about Chef Julie’s plans for Essensia Restaurant here.
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What comes to mind when you think of Miami, Florida? Perhaps gorgeous beaches, year-round sunshine, nightlife and South Beach? We also think of Miami and South Beach as a great travel destination with luxury hotels and incredible food. Read how The Palms Hotel & Spa measures up here.
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Destinations Weddings & Honeymoons – December 2011

Eco-conciousness is part of the mantra. Tucked away from the busy world in an oasis dedicated to nature, see how The Palms Hotel & Spa’s soothing environment is a dreamy backdrop for destination beach weddings. Download PDF
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Miami Culinary Tours – June 2011

Essensia’s new Sunday brunch debuts new natural gourmet a la carte selections.
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Luxury Travel Advisor – March 2011

The Palms Hotel & Spa remains at your fingertips and debuts new website and rewards program. This Spring the hotel has also partnered with Stash Hotel Rewards to which you can earn points towards free nights. Download PDF
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South Florida Food and Wine Blog – March 2011

Interview with Frank Jeannetti, Executive Chef at essensia, The Palms Hotel & Spa. Chef Jeannetti draws inspiration from his innate culinary talent and his skillful abilities to enhance the natural flavors of local, seasonal, sustainable and organic products; fashioning a food concept and a dining experience explicitly designed for the awakening of one’s mind, body, […]
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Florida Travel + Life – March 2011

FT+L Summer Bliss offers every 4th night Free + double Stash Rewards points. Enjoy exceptional service, laid-back sophistication, and oceanfront serenity in the heart of Miami Beach at The Palms Hotel & Spa. A destination embracing wellness and environmental consciousness, The Palms features luxury accommodations, an Aveda spa, and natural gourmet cuisine at Essensia Restaurant. […]
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