Citysearch Editorial Review.
Catering to well-heeled vacationers and business travelers alike, this 20-story, 295-room tropical-style resort hotel oozes casual island living. It's like a Tommy Bahamas ad come to life: The mostly 40-somethings amble among lush potted palms, fragrant fresh flowers and woven rattan furniture swathed in soothing sage and cream tones. Opened in 2005 (it was formerly a Four Seasons), the hotel features American-style cuisine at Palm Terrace Restaurant, a full-service spa, ultra-modern fitness center, two tennis courts, heated pool, whirlpool and views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and nearby islands of Balboa, Lido and Catalina. Palm Terrace Restaurant is where you'll find four floor-to-ceiling wine cabinets with over 1,000 wines, consisting primarily of boutique California vintages, New World wines and Tuscans.