A town with such a perfect climate deserves a perfect shopping environment to go with it, and for that, there is an answer—The Royal Poinciana Plaza, the iconic, open-air destination that sits as an oasis in the heart of beautiful Palm Beach. Built in the late 1950s, it stands today a landmarked property and one of Palm Beach’s most treasured architectural and cultural gems. With 180,000 square feet of retail space and lush, sprawling gardens, it offers a unique international shopping and entertainment destination for indulgence, inspiration, and retreat. And, just in time for the holidays, it is an ideal stop to check off something for everyone on your list.
Designed by world-renowned architect John Volk, The Royal Poinciana Plaza echoes some of Europe’s legendary retail destinations, such as the Palais Royal in Paris. A recent restoration project is bringing the property back to its original Mid-century glamour while remaining true to its retail roots. Its offerings include a unique mix of luxury retail, fashion, dining, and entertainment, along with amenities for both local and international visitors.
Arranged around two beautiful courtyards with outdoor furniture, palm trees, and gardens, The Royal Poinciana Plaza is a destination for guests in its own right—to enjoy events, read the paper, sip a coffee, indulge in a gelato, gather with family and friends, shop, or dine.
In the wave of its restoration, The Royal Poinciana Plaza has announced an influx of additional brands that will be joining its 180,000-square-foot iconic space in the heart of the island.
“Our goal is to bring back the soul of The Royal Poinciana Plaza—to nurture an intimate and charming place where people love to be,” said Samantha David, chief operating officer at WS Development and head of Up Markets, a division of WS, which owns and manages the plaza. “By combining convenience and beautiful outdoor gathering spaces with historic architecture, jewel-box boutiques, and only the most delicious restaurants, we are creating a little oasis—unlike any other in the country.”
Announcing the arrival of new merchants like Saint Laurent, Hermès, Assouline, BEACH by Everything But Water, Collective, Kirna Zabête, Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop, Serenella, The Honor Bar @ Palm Beach Grill, Cynthia Rowley, and Theory, among others, David noted how the merchants and restaurateurs joining The Royal Poinciana Plaza represent a certain quality and uniqueness: “Most have fewer than five stores in the country and pride themselves on being high-touch in design and service, which is incredibly important to serving the rapidly evolving, young demographic,” she said. “We are proud to bring these brands we love to this island we love, and believe that this eclectic mix speaks to how the community truly lives, aligning everyday essentials alongside life’s true luxuries.”