The Boca Beach Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Boca Raton, Fla., has literally risen to a new level of specialization by adding a “Kite Concierge” to its team.
Randy Lowe, a.k.a. “Randy the Kiteman,” will now not only direct a new beachfront kite-flying program on weekends for guests, but his unique abilities and creations will be part of available options for weddings and large group functions, and guests will also be able to purchase his specialty kites at the club.
And make no mistake, Lowe’s kites are not your typical diamond-shaped swatches of single-color fabric. His $100,000 selection of “show kites” include a 30-foot version of the Garfield cartoon cat, giant flying lobsters and other sea creatures, and even an airborne deep-sea diver. Love imports the kites from New Zealand, home to kite-flying legend Peter Lynn.
Love’s new role at the Boca Beach Club will include selecting the kites that will be featured on the property each weekend, based on the makeup of the audience and average age on the property, business levels—and wind conditions.
The beachfront kite-flying is part of the club’s new seasonal guest programming for each Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) throughout 2012. For that schedule, Boca Beach Club has launched other new guest initiatives including stargazing, sand-castle building and poolside hair braiding, feathering, massage and spray tans, and will be home to an ongoing Camp Boca amenity.
For the sand-castle activity, the club has forged a partnership with the world-renowned TeamSandtastic and Pat Harsch, a top-tier sand sculptor for over 16 years who has entered numerous international competitions and earned top honors at the Bermuda International Pro Division Championships. Harsch created a special logo-themed sculpture for the club over the President’s Day weekend in February, and will return to make new creations during the Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day weekends. He will also teach one-hour sand-sculpting classes that will be offered to guests on those weekends, at a cost of $24.95 for adults and $14.95 for children.