Step into our polished marble lobby and immediately notice the warm and personalised service that defines The Chesterfield.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
The story of Xigera Safari Lodge is one of renewal. Of rebirth and family legacy, and of the pioneering spirit that drives us to seek out Africa’s wild spaces. The same spirit that inspired this remarkable reimagining, perhaps a complete reinvention, of an Okavango Delta safari.
This is Xigera (pronounced ‘kee-jera’), named for the Pied Kingfisher that makes its home amid the watery channels of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve.
Every aspect is handcrafted to beguile our guests’ senses and stir their souls – from the evocative interiors to one-of-a-kind encounters.
But Xigera is equally a line in the sand. A raising of the bar. A bold statement in the realm of luxury safaris, and an Okavango Delta safari experience like no other.
Built in 1925, the Lido-Venice, as it was then known, was and remains an excellent example of the Mediterranean revival style.
Every one of our team members is empowered to make a real difference. The Chesterfield is renowned for warm and caring service, generous hospitality and thoughtful touches that ensure our guests always feel comfortable and cared for during their stay.
Exceeding expectations at every turn, we have a passion for traditional hospitality and old-world charm, showcasing beautiful, individually-designed bedrooms and suites, traditional high tea and warm and friendly service.
Executive Chef Gerard Coughlin and his team have created a delicious menu, offering an eclectic mixture of classic American, English, Asian and international dishes, served alongside much-loved signature recipes by our founder Beatrice Tollman including Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes, Gerard’s Turkey Burger, Shrimp Stroganoff and Key Lime Pie.
"Our beautiful hotel has been part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection since 1989 and it has been my privilege to be General Manager since 2013. Built in 1925 as the Lido-Venice, The Chesterfield Palm Beach is an excellent example of the Mediterranean revival style. Back then, the local newspaper described it as the most popular place for society and a beautiful addition to Palm Beach.
I am so proud that we have received the AAA Four Diamond Award every year since 2014, which is testament to our long-standing team members in every department. I believe that our guests can truly feel the warmth and genuine care from our team, who will always go above and beyond.
Guests can move from the serene pool area to the center of Palm Beach’s restaurant and nightlife scene, all within The Chesterfield. Palm Beach is a world of its own, with palm trees and ocean providing the perfect backdrop. I recommend that all guests wander the Vias of Worth Avenue, take a trip along Ocean Drive to see the amazing mansions, and take a sunset cruise to see the island of Palm Beach from the intracoastal.
We are deeply committed to protecting our environment while supporting local communities. We are also proud to support the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, and actively participate in weekly beach clean-ups to help save our nesting sea turtles.
We truly look forward to welcoming you to our slice of paradise."
- Natalie Le Clerc, General Manager