Nantucket’s White Elephant resort will welcome a sister property in Palm Beach on November 4, 2020. The 32-room White Elephant Palm Beach is housed in the former Bradley Park Hotel—originally constructed in 1924 as one of the first hotels on Palm Beach's Main Street.
The footprint of the structure and the facade remains, while the interiors have been stripped to the bones and rebuilt by Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects. The firm—known for its projects with The Peninsula Chicago and Four Seasons Residences, Boston—worked with the Town of Palm Beach to showcase “the history of the existing building while incorporating a contemporary interpretation of Mediterranean-revival architecture.” White Elephant Palm Beach has 13 rooms and 19 suites spread across four stories located less than two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and one block from the Intracoastal Waterway.
The U-shaped outdoor courtyard is the social heart of the hotel and home to a patio and pool. The signature restaurant Lola 41 serves globally inspired dishes and local seafood specialties.
Guests will be welcomed onto the property by a seven-foot white elephant statue by Santa Fe-based artist Fredrick Prescott. (A “sister” elephant statue, Trunket, is on the grounds of White Elephant in Nantucket.) The statue is just one of 120 original pieces of modern and pop art curated by the owners and Elkus Manfredi.
Guestrooms and suites range from 510 to 3,000 square feet. King-size beds will be outfitted with Pratesi by Rivolta linens with upholstered backboards accented in a colorful palm and flower print. Each of the suites will be furnished with plush grey and cream armchairs and couches. Decorative accents include bronze elephant door knockers, bold patterned throw pillows, rattan ceiling light fixtures and black and white striped side tables. The bathrooms have marble tiles, double sinks, a dry vanity and glass-enclosed walk in showers with L'Occitane bath amenities.
The two penthouse suites have large living rooms, fully equipped kitchens and terraces ranging between 800 to 1,200 square-feet. With views of Bradley Park, the Park Suite is a three-bedroom that can be expanded into four, and the ocean-facing Palm Suite is a two-bedroom that can be expanded into three.
Among other amenities, guests will have complimentary use of BMW courtesy vehicles, Priority Bicycles and Radio Flyer Wagons, as well as exclusive access to Barton & Gray yachts for excursions. A shuttle will be offered to transport guests between the beach and property, and complimentary sweet treats from the White Elephant ice cream cart will be available poolside daily.