Colony Hotel Completes $14 Million ‘Re-Imagining’ Of Entire Property

One year ago, the Colony Hotel, a center of Palm Beach society since 1947, celebrated a $10 million “reimagining” by internationally renowned decorator Carleton Varney, president and owner of Dorothy Draper & Co.

The iconic boutique hotel recently completed the final, $4 million phase of its property-wide redo, including the Pavilion ballroom, three penthouses and seven two-bedroom villas.

“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,” said Roger Everingham, the hotel’s vice president and general manager. “Absolutely, the Colony’s Pavilion is now the most glamorous and technologically advanced ballroom in Palm Beach County.”

“Everything in the Pavilion is totally unique: from the carpet to the silk wall coverings to the eight white coral chandeliers, all custom designed and colored,” said Matthews, director of design and operations for Dorothy Draper. “We brought in elements from all over the world, from the 400 yards of wall fabric from France to the 1-inch gold tiles in the powder rooms.”

For information about booking an event at the hotel, contact Director of Catering Robin Gutilla at (561) 655-5430.