Friday, March 31st, 2017 was a big day in the history of the Gulfstream Hotel: There is nothing else in the way now to prevent the re-development of the hotel property, building a new hotel to 65′ and a parking garage as well, one of the ideas proposed by the present developer, Hudson Holdings:
|A photo taken recently.|
Some believe the future of the Gulfstream Hotel goes hand-in-hand with the Casino, that any re-development of the hotel must be accompanied by re-development at the Beach as well. Nothing could be further from the truth.
For visitors and tourists “back in the day” the Gulfstream Hotel was the destination. There were hundreds of miles of beach that one would pass by en route to the City of Lake Worth on a train or by car on A1A back then.
Having a beach, historically, was one draw for the little City of Lake Worth but certainly not the only one. One of the biggest reasons to choose Lake Worth was the location, close enough to the Town of Palm Beach — but without the hefty price tags, haute couture, and pricey menus — and within a few hours of Miami. Adventures were all around: ocean and freshwater fishing, the Everglades, and longer excursions to the Bahamas or even the Florida Keys.
|The Gulfstream Hotel, view east of the Intracoastal (aka, the Lake Worth Lagoon) and the Town of Palm Beach beyond.|