"The city of Lake Worth provides a distinct and highly attractive urban and waterfront experience to Palm Beach County visitors and residents alike. It has been a magnet for travelers for over a century and the recent renovation of the Lake Worth Casino facility and park add another dimension to the city’s tourism appeal. What it very much lacks is a significant hotel presence in or near the core of its Lake and Lucerne business and entertainment district. Overnight visitors attracted by Lake Worth and its multiple festivals, exhibits and events may be opting for accommodations in neighboring cities that provide such options thus reducing the economic benefit for the city. The renovation and reopening of the Gulfstream hotel would be a tremendous boost to the city’s tourism development efforts and will create many permanent jobs. Recent suggestions to enact reduced height limits will be a major deterrent to the rebirth of the historic Gulfstream hotel. The Convention and Visitors Bureau’s vision for the successful development of Palm Beach County’s tourism industry is dependent on the cities’ and towns’ commitment to grow their tourism product and appeal. We urge Lake Worth residents to reject height restrictions east of the business district and support a Gulfstream Hotel renovation and expansion in the near term. "
President & CEO
Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau