B | Africa
Created in honour of our President and Founder Beatrice Tollman
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.
The Chesterfield Palm Beach is a proud part of the family-owned and run Red Carnation Collection. Led by General Manager Natalie Le Clerc, with over 21 years with the company, our team is a family of warm and passionate people, deeply committed to giving the very best guest experience. 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.
Our beautiful property is an architectural gem which integrates British elegance with southern coastal charm. Located in the heart of Palm Beach, our iconic and characterful hotel, built in 1926, is a well-loved historical landmark, surrounded by palm-lined boulevards, and a few minutes’ stroll to the town’s celebrated white-sand beaches, museums and fashionable Worth Avenue. The vibrant city of Miami and Florida’s most famous theme parks are an easy drive – or train ride – away, just the perfect way to explore the Sunshine State.
Each of our 42 rooms and 11 suites has been individually designed with our guests’ comfort in mind. Soft, tropical colours reflect the warmth and vibrancy of Palm Beach, while whimsical stripes of powder blue, green apple, and, in the Presidential Suite, candy-stripe pink, feature throughout. Sumptuous fabrics, beautiful furniture and original artwork, carefully chosen by our founder, Beatrice Tollman, and her daughter Toni, add to the unique and sophisticated look.
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 menus are accompanied by an impressive wine selection of national and international varieties including hand-crafted wines from our own award-winning South African vineyard, Bouchard Finlayson.
Our beautiful hotel garden centres around a large heated outdoor pool, lined with leafy palms and vibrant flowers. There is also a hot tub and plenty of pool loungers to stretch out with a good book, providing guests with a private sun-dappled retreat, perfect for relaxing beneath the gently waving Florida palms with a favourite drink in hand.
The famous Leopard Lounge is one of the area’s most popular night spots. The sultry interiors include black lacquer walls, leather-lined banquettes and a striking leopard-print carpet, as well as a beautiful ceiling which has been hand-painted by celebrated local mural artist Lino Mario. Our talented mixologist team prepare classic cocktails and delicious signature 'Leopard' martinis as live music plays all night long.
Sit back and indulge in a truly quintessential English tradition. Our delicious afternoon teas include a scrumptious selection of warmly baked plain and raisin scones, delicious cakes prepared by our patisserie chef, and freshly hand-cut sandwiches including egg and mayo, smoked salmon, chicken, and cucumber and cream cheese. With a wide selection of specialty teas, champagne by the glass and freshly squeezed juice and home-made milkshakes - this is a treat for all the family!
We look forward to bringing your loved ones together to celebrate your beautiful wedding in the timeless setting of The Chesterfield, with generous hospitality and warm, passionate service. A stunning reflection of Palm Beach’s Gilded Age, our venues create a truly luxurious and celebratory setting. From the playful opulence of the Leopard Lounge to the traditional ambience of the library and the elegance of The Pavilion, each is a unique space for your wedding ceremony, reception or banquet.
Every member of our team is empowered to make a difference, offering exceptionally considerate attention to detail, from arranging thoughtful gifts for special occasions, to placing fresh cut-flowers and unique turndown treats in suites. Children and pets always receive the red carpet treatment, from offering their very own check-in, to arranging a range of specially-designed activities like our Little Prince and Princess Tea and bespoke in-room pet menus and suggested walks. Our chauffeur driven Rolls-Royce is available to take on private tours of the island.
We are deeply committed to protecting our environment while supporting local communities, including our ongoing efforts to phase out single-use plastics and reduce food waste with Winnow Solutions, as well as championing local charities. 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 are proud members of the Considerate Hotelier group – join us on our sustainability journey and, together with The TreadRight Foundation, #MakeTravelMatter.