Awards & Accreditations
We are proud to have been recognized by the below organizations for our superior service and contribution to environmental initiatives:
Northstar Meetings Group: The 2019 Stella Awards - Best Green Initiative
Each year, the Stella Awards recognize hotels and suppliers that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals. The Palms Hotel & Spa won the Silver for The Best Green Initiative in the Southeast region.
Travel + Leisure's World's Best: #8 for Top 10 Miami Beach Resorts (2019)
Every year for our World's Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe - to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. The Palms Hotel & Spa made the list of the top 10 Miami Beach Resorts coming in at #8.
#PlasticFreeMB - The Palms Hotel & Spa (2018)
We are proud to be one of the founding members of #PlasticFreeMB, the City of Miami Beach's new program showcasing businesses that have taken action to reduce plastics from their environment and help organizations learn and implement best practices in the area of environmental stewardship.
Ranked #1 on Cvent's Top 25 U.S. Meeting Hotels - The Palms Hotel & Spa (2018)
The Palms Hotel & Spa ranks #1 hotel in Cvent's Top 25 U.S. Independent Meeting Hotels under 10k sq. ft. of meeting space.
Certificate of Recognition by the City of Miami Beach - The Palms Hotel & Spa (2018)
In July 2018, the Mayor and Commission of the City of Miami Beach proudly recognized The Palms Hotel & Spa for their consistent efforts to create a sustainable environment for their guests and community. Dedicated to creating an atmosphere of sustainability and incorporating nature in all aspects, The Palms Hotel & Spa created an Environmental Action Plan, known as the "Inspired by Nature" Program. The focus of this program is geared toward conserving natural resources, minimizing waste and pollution, and raising environmental awareness. The Palms continues being an inspiration for our community and a model of sustainability as they work toward improving and innovating their practices and conserving our environment for future generations.
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – The Palms Hotel (2018)
The accolade honors hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award and The Palms Hotel & Spa is amongst one of them.
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame – Essensia Restaurant & Lounge (2018)
The accolade honors hospitality establishments that have earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years.
Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best: Best Resort Hotel in Florida ( 2016)
Every year T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe – to share their opinions on the top hotels in the world. Readers rate properties on rooms and facilities, location, service, food and drink and overall value. The Palms hotel ranks number 9 on the Best Resort Hotels in Florida 2016.
Conde Nast Traveler: Readers Choice Award (2015)
More than 128,000 travelers took part in the 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey—the most in its history—submitting millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments to help create a list of winning favorites. Most notably, they declared a passion for the authentic, the personalized, the unexpected—finding all three in both newcomers and stalwarts around the world. The Palms Hotel & Spa was ranked #6 on the Top Hotels in Florida list.
Neckermann Reisen Primo – The Palms Hotel (2011 – 2013)
The accolade honors the 100 best hotel properties in the Neckerman Reisen portfolio and is given only to establishments that consistently maintain quality, service, and client satisfaction. Neckermann Travel is the second biggest tour operator in Germany and a hallmark of good quality at reasonable prices.
Sustainable South Florida Award – The Palms Hotel (2011)
In November 2011 The Palms Hotel & Spa won the Sustainable South Florida Awards in the Green Practices category. This award is presented by the Miami Chamber of Commerce every Fall and honors South Florida businesses, individuals, groups and organizations that have made significant contributions to sustainability making an impact in the community with the development of sustainable practices, products or services.
City National Bank Better Beach Awards: Green Award – The Palms Hotel (2014)
A total of 13 awards recognizing the best in sustainability, architecture, design, marketing, restoration, and preservation were presented by The Real Estate Council of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce honoring influential, trendsetting leaders in the local community. The Palms Hotel & Spa was the winner of the The Green Awards category.
Sustainable Hospitality Award: Green Communication & Education Award – The Palms Hotel (2013 & 2014)
This award is presented by the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association, Board of Directors, and the Sustainable Hospitality Council and recognizes outstanding hotel properties and businesses that are advancing the principles and practices of sustainable hospitality, resource conservation and the preservation of South Florida’s unique environment.
Spa Finder Readers Choice- The Palms Spa AVEDA (2010)
The Palms Spa by Aveda was recognized as one of 10 spa’s worldwide to receive The Spa Finder Reader’s Choice Award in the category of Best New Getaway Spa.
Opentable Diners Choice Award- Essensia Restaurant (2018)
The Diners Choice awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Essensia Restaurant at The Palms Hotel & Spa is a two time recipient of this prestigious award.
Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award- The Palms Hotel (Since 2014)
WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.
Wedding Wire Brides Choice Awards– The Palms Hotel (2013)
Annual ratings program that recognizes wedding professionals across the country for their commitment to service. WeddingWire Rated is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples, as they start their search for local wedding businesses.
The Knot Best of Weddings Award (2012 – 2014)
The Knot Best of Weddings is an annual list of the best South Florida wedding venues and top wedding pros in South Florida.
AAA Four Diamond Rated – The Palms Hotel (Since 2010)
Only 4.8 percent of the 31,000 hotels approved by AAA make the Four Diamond list. Upscale in all areas. Progressively more refined and stylish. Physical attributes reflect enhanced quality throughout. Fundamental hallmarks include extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail. The Palms Hotel & Spa was approved in January 2010.
TripAdvisor GreenLeaders™: Silver Level GreenLeader – The Palms Hotel (Since 2013)
The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program identifies hotels and B&B’s that are committed to environmentally friendly practices like recycling, water efficiency and reduced energy consumption. In July 2013, The Palms Hotel & Spa became one of only 13 hotels in Miami and Miami Beach to receive and maintain a Green Leader Certification, making it easier for travelers to find and book a greener stay.
Florida’s Green Lodging Program: 3 Palm Designation – The Palms Hotel (Since 2010)
The Palms Hotel & Spa has been recognized as one of only 14 Miami Beach hotels to achieve an honorable designation from the state of Florida’s Green Lodging Program. The Green Lodging Program awards Florida hotels, motels, resorts and bed & breakfasts that have demonstrated a commitment to succeed in protecting Florida’s natural resources.
Zagat Rated – Essensia Restaurant (Since 2016)
Review Highlights - "Upmarket", earth-friendly cuisine stars at this eatery at The Palms Hotel & Spa where ingredients are sustainable, local and organic whenever possible and include some from the on-site vegetable garden; "beautiful outside dining" on the expansive porch, plus a pretty, contemporary interior and "great" service all contribute to a "wonderful experience". Zagat is America’s most prestigious dining and shopping guide.
Snail of Approval (Since 2011)
The Snail of Approval program is designed to guide Miami locals and visitors to food that is good, clean and fair, all of which are qualities at the root of the Slow Food movement. Essensia Restaurant is recognized for their commitment to quality, authenticity and sustainability in.
Surfrider Foundation's Ocean Friendly Restaurants
Essensia Restaurant is proud to be a certified member of Miami's Surfrider Foundation's Ocean Friendly Restaurants program. Eliminating Styrofoam, plastic straws, and ensuring proper recycling practices are ingrained in our daily operations are just a few of the criteria needed to be met to be part of this Earth saving program.
Wedding Wire Rated (Since 2013)
WeddingWire Rated™ instantly recognizes the commitment to regularly collecting feedback from clients. This badge is earned when you reach the 3, 10, 25, 50, and 100 review level and maintain a 3.5 overall review rating.
Elite Platinum Collection (Since 2015)
Meeting professionals trust that a property endorsed by Elite Meetings will deliver a high-quality meeting, event, or incentive experience. The Palms Hotel & Spa has been endorsed as an Elite Platinum Collection – upper- upscale and luxury properties that meet at least 25 of Elite Meetings criteria. The endorsement is an independent, unbiased determination granted only to hotels meeting the standards set by the Elite Meetings Advisory Board.
We had a great stay at The Palms. It was just lovely, amazing decor and ambiance. Lovely tropical landscape, just luxurious!! I will definitely be back. Best location, spotless hotel, friendly staff!! - google Reviewer March 2019
We stayed here for 5 nights in November the hotel has a lovely Caribbean feel to it and the pool area is great for relaxing during the day. Great location on the quieter end of South Beach gate from pool area to the boardwalk and beach and only a 15 minute walk along to Ocean Drive. Rooms were spacious and modern and recently renovated the restaurant is great for breakfast but there are other options near by also.We would book here again next time in a Miami. - tripadvisor Reviewer March 2019
One week of peace and quiet in lush well cared for, yet not overly manicured oasis. Free yoga sessions in the week, some even on the beach to greet the new morning. Delicious salmon bagels...one is enough for three people! Gorgeous place. - Tripadvisor Reviewer February 2019