About The Colony Palm Beach
Since 1947 The Colony has been at the center of Palm Beach social life hosting U.S. Presidents, European Royalty and American “Snowbirds” down for the winter season and all manner of discriminating travelers from around the world. Its location is ideal; adjacent to world famous Worth Avenue in the center of the town and a football field length from Palm Beach’s best beach.
Blessed with classic British Colonial architecture, The Colony is completing an $18 million, five year total renovation. All of the 90 guest rooms, suites, villas and penthouses are beautifully appointed having pillow top mattresses and 350 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets with European duvets. Three spectacular Penthouses top the main hotel and an adjacent mansion, Casa Manana, has been beautifully reconfigured into seven spacious villas.
A true “boutique” hotel, small in size with a distinct personality, The Colony exudes charm and a truly friendly feeling. Some guests stay for weeks, even months. Many life long friendships have begun at our pool and lively conversation is a constant during cocktail-hour at the famous Polo bar or the relaxed and airy Palm Court.
Although small, The Colony is a full-service hotel with Room Service, Concierge, Valet Parking, great food and top-notch music and entertainment. There are no conventions as such but many small, upscale corporate, political and university meetings. Dignitaries are a frequent occurrence and recently have included Presidents Bush and Clinton, Prince Edward and Princess Sofia, Gov. Bush and Gov. Crist as well as many others. The Colony has been discovered as a little gem for destination weddings which come to us from New York, Dallas, even London.
Around the corner, literally, is America’s most unique shopping street, Worth Avenue. Three blocks of famous upscale retailers with fascinating little “vias” having dozens of high-end boutiques and galleries surrounded by classic Mizner architecture. Cartier, Tiffany, Gucci, Ferragamo, Tourneau, Neiman-Marcus, Saks, to name only a few.
The Town of Palm Beach, as distinct from the City of West Palm Beach across the Intercoastal Waterway, is a truly unique Island having some of America’s finest homes; the average residential sale in the town is over $5 million. Manicured estates and architecturally distinctive residences are the norm with quiet streets edged by our signature 20 foot tall Ficus hedges. Uncrowded beaches front its eleven mile length with the Gulf Stream being only a couple of miles out in the blue Atlantic.