Last updated: 12:45 PM ET, Mon October 12 2015

Colony Palm Beach Hotel Completes $14 Million 'Re-Imagining'

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | October 12, 2015

Colony Palm Beach Hotel Completes $14 Million 'Re-Imagining'

Photo via the Colony Hotel's Facebook page

Palm Beach, Florida's iconic Colony Hotel is celebrating the completion of a $14 million property-wide renovation this fall.

The boutique hotel announced it had completed the initial $10 million phase a year ago, but the final phase of the upgrade was completed earlier this month, with renowned international designer Carleton Varney overseeing the extensive project.

The three-year project included upgrades to the Colony's Pavilion ballroom, three penthouses and seven two-bedroom villas.

Following the redesign, every room and suite in the hotel is said to have a different feel. Guests will find vivid colors and interesting artwork from local artists throughout the property.

The hotel has retained its charm while becoming more specific to its locale in Palm Beach. 

"Once again, Brinsley Matthews and Carleton Varney have done an amazing job by dramatically transforming the entire hotel and bringing a bright new glow to every guest room, restaurant and meeting space," the hotel's Vice President & General Manager Roger Everingham said in a statement. "Absolutely, The Colony's Pavilion is now the most glamorous and technologically-advanced ballroom in Palm Beach County."

Everingham said the "Colony Pavilion has its own dramatic porte-cochere which gives a sense of exclusivity for upscale events," including weddings.

"Not only did this re-imagining include an extraordinary, state-of-the-art, computerized sound and lighting system, but also a new ceiling, new carpet, new chandeliers and a new two-layer custom-designed wall covering," he added. "Best of all, the colors of the new Axminster carpets from Ireland, wall covering and chairs are specifically designed to be lively without clashing with the color theme of any bride."

Brinsley Matthews, director of design and operations for Varney's company, Dorothy Draper & Co., said, "everything in the Pavilion is totally unique."

"While everything was sourced in West Palm Beach, we brought in elements from all over the world, from the 400 yards of wall fabric from France to the one-inch gold tiles in the powder rooms," she added in a statement. 

Established in 1947, the Colony Hotel is an award-winning boutique hotel that most recently received AAA's 4-Diamond rating this year.

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