Looking to change it up on your next trip to Florida? White Elephant Palm Beach, a boutique hotel located on Sunset Avenue in the heart of Palm Beach, is slated open in late 2019. The new hotel takes over the former Bradley Park Hotel, which dates back to the 1920s, and is being completely redeveloped by Boston-based New England Development. It serves as a sister property to the waterfront White Elephant Nantucket
The new hotel will embraces the history of the existing four-story landmark building adjacent to Bradley Park. The design of White Elephant Palm Beach will be a contemporary interpretation of Mediterranean-revival architecture, reflecting on the life and history of its setting.
The 32-key hotel, comprising 13 rooms and 19 suites, will be residential in scale with outdoor spaces and landscaping. In then rooms, both penthouse suites will offer large living rooms with fully equipped kitchens and large outdoor terraces with coastal views. The interior design will capture the spirit of a home with hard wood floors, elegant tiles and woven rugs with a color scheme of soft neutrals; the exterior walls of the Mizner-style building will comprise a creamy-white color with classic black-and-white striped awnings, charcoal-grey roof tiles and black trim, mimicking the look of the classic structure.
The layout of the hotel takes advantage of outdoor spaces, including a U-shaped outdoor courtyard, which will be the social heart of the hotel and the setting for an inviting pool environment with outdoor seating. A new signature restaurant and private dining rooms are also tap for the hotel.
The hotel stands one street north of Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach’s original Main Street and less than two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. It is located on the corner of Sunset Avenue, the southeast corner of Bradley Place, adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. White Elephant Palm Beach is adjacent to Bradley Park, which has been restored and serves as a grand lawn to the hotel. In recent years, this historic area of Palm Beach has undergone a revitalization, including the development of the Royal Poinciana Plaza shopping area and the completion of the Flagler Memorial Bridge.