White Elephant Palm Beach opens

US: White Elephant resorts has opened its latest property in Palm Beach, housed in the former Bradley Park Hotel.

While Elephant Palm Beach is the sister property to Nantucket’s White Elephant resort. It comprises 13 rooms and 19 suites across four stories. Two penthouse suites of two and three-bedrooms feature fully equipped kitchens and terraces.

Other amenities include a U-shaped outdoor courtyard with a pool, a signature restaurant Lola 41, complimentary bicycles as well as exclusive access to Barton & Gray yachts for excursions. The hotel has also partnered with BMW for guests to either be chauffeured into town or to hire on a first-come, first-serve basis.

120 original pieces of modern and pop art are on display throughout the rooms and common spaces. Featured artists include Robert Rauschenberg, Jennifer Bartlett, Kenzo Okada, Donald Baechler, Orit Fuchs, Yinka Shonibare, and Doddle Boy – a 10-year-old British artist.

The building, originally constructed in 1924, was one of the first resorts on Palm Beach’s Miami Street. It was initially owned by Colonel Edward R. Bradley, who ran a private Beach Club casino on the land.

In 1980, the hotel was listed with the Landmark Preservation Commission of Palm Beach.

The facade of the property has remained, while the interiors have been stripped and rebuilt by Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects. They worked closely with the owner, New England Development, as well as the Landmarks Commission and the National Park Service.

New England Development is led by chairman Stephen R. Karp. Its portfolio includes retail, mixed-use, luxury hotels, plus marinas and golf courses. 

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