Shiny Sheet Covers Colony Hotel Renovation


The Colony’s new ballroom is expected to be completed by the end of August, according to the hotel, with events already booked for the fall.

A long-term renovation, which includes multiple phases, started this summer with The Coral Ballroom, a 2,800 square-foot space that features three arched floor-to-ceiling windows and colors inspired by the beach. The room also will feature a private, hidden terrace accessible only from the ballroom.

“We are looking at all the public spaces in the hotel and how to reanimate them in a way that both honors The Colony’s history and feels luxuriously relevant,” Sarah Wetenhall, the hotel’s co-owner, said in a statement. “Our goal is to create gorgeous livable spaces that delight our guests and engage the Palm Beach community.”

The hotel partnered with several builders and architects to design the space, according to a news release, including Kemble Interiors, Inc., architect Peter Papadopoulos of Smith & Moore Architects, Shapiro Pertnoy Companies and Jorge Sanchez of SMI Landscape Architecture.

The ballroom also will feature white coral chandeliers. Last week, artists Alice Ludwig and Joseph Steiert were painting the white oak floor of the ballroom. Steiert, who was hired by Kemble Interiors, designed the floor’s coral pattern to echo the chandeliers.

The walls will be upholstered with cream and beige fine linen stripe.

When complete, the ballroom will be able to be divided into three separate rooms to accommodate smaller gatherings.

According to the hotel, other phases in the renovation plans include work to the restaurant, lobby and Palm Court.