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The Colony Hotel In Palm Beach Wraps Final Phase Of Its $14 Million Renovation

The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach has put the finishing touches on its three-year, $14-million property-wide "re-imagining" project with the unveiling of its re-designed Pavilion ballroom.

The iconic boutique hotel reopened one year ago after a $10 million remodel led by world-renowned decorator Carleton Varney, owner of Dorothy Draper & Co. The hotel then capped off the last $4 million of work—which included upgrades to The Colony's Pavilion ballroom, three penthouses and seven two-bedroom villas—at the start of October.

The Pavilion, which is located in a separate building next to the main hotel, now features a state-of-the-art, computerized sound and lighting system; a new ceiling, carpet and chandeliers; and a custom-designed, two-layer silk wall covering.

The ballroom's color scheme employs shades of aqua, salmon and white and features pineapple and hibiscus leaf symbols. The Axminster Carpets are from Ireland, and the room is amplified by white coral chandeliers. 

Each of these elements is entirely unique, according to Brinsley Matthews, director of design and operations for Dorothy Draper.

“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,” Matthews said in a press release.

The renovated Pavilion ballroom is an ideal setting for hosting social events, such as corporate meetings and weddings, Matthews added.

To book an event or meeting at the Pavilion, contact Robin Gutilla at 561.655.5430 or rgutilla@thecolonypalmbeach.com.  

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