White Elephant Palm Beach
Elkus Manfredi Architects
Effortlessly refined, gracious with a touch of wit, and filled with 20th and 21st-century original artwork, the design for the White Elephant Palm Beach is a contemporary interpretation of Mediterranean revival architecture. Built in the 1920s and designated a historic landmark in 1980, designers respectfully reimagined the venerable hotel – now owned by New England Development - creating 13 rooms and 19 suites, while honoring the strict criteria of historic preservation groups.
Design highlights include:
• Black-and-white awnings and black trim against a fresh white stucco finish highlight the classic architecture while lending a contemporary look to the structure.
• From the gracious lobby areas to each spacious suite, interiors are infused with the spirit of an art collector’s breezy residence. Drawing from the traditional Palm Beach design vernacular, designers layered finishes and patterns against a palette of soft warm and cool neutrals to create a laid-back, textural, easy style that beautifully captures the quality of Palm Beach light.
• Sprinkled throughout are one-of-a kind custom design details and furniture pieces that add a sense of playfulness while supporting the high-level service promise. At every turn and touchpoint, designers have created intimate, unexpected moments of charm and delight.
• Pulling it all together is the hotel’s collection of original art in common spaces, guestrooms, and even bathrooms, which was specifically selected and curated for the hotel.
After a century of hospitality, this gracious hotel is welcoming today’s sophisticated global travelers with a fresh, contemporary design punctuated with museum-quality artwork that also lovingly honors its historic setting.