Nantucket Island’s White Elephant resort will open a sister property in Palm Beach in April. The hotel, being completely reimagined by Boston-based New England Development in collaboration with Elkus Manfredi Architects, represents the total renovation of the Bradley Park Hotel, which dates back to the 1920s.
Draped in neutral colors (contrary to the bright pink and green hues Palm Beach is known for), the property brings seaside New England charm to South Florida. White Elephant Palm Beach will offer 32 keys, with 13 rooms and 19 suites. Spread across four stories, the hotel will maintain the feel of a private residence, with each accommodation offering an outdoor space.
Of note is the original fireplace in the lobby, which has been restored to its former grandeur. Hardwood floors, Carrara marble, tiles, and woven rugs are all reinterpreted with contemporary style, and walls will be blanketed with over 100 pieces of vibrant artwork personally curated by the owners. Outside, the Mizner-style facade will be painted a creamy-white color with classic black-and-white striped awnings, charcoal roof tiles, and black trim to bring a fresh look to the classic structure. A7-foot-tall white elephant statue by Santa Fe-based artist Fredrick Prescott will be a namesake focal point.
Photo: Courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects