Hotel News from The Palm Beaches

The colony hotel

Steps from the Atlantic Ocean and Worth Avenue, The colony hotel welcomes locals and visitors alike with authentic boutique service through accommodations, curated amenities and culinary offerings. The 89-room hotel has been celebrated for its iconic rose-infused aesthetic since it opened in 1947, and in turn, the property has made periodic updates in order to accommodate its modern guests. Over the years, The Colony has collaborated with Aerin Lauder, Serena & Lily and Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors to create unique villa experiences with individual design schemes and custom decor. The villa’s most recent design comes from a collaboration with interior designer Mark D. Sikes. Sikes reimagined and restored the hotel’s 1,100 square foot Villa Aralia to embody a classic yet cool attitude, taking inspiration from the hotel itself. Villa Aralia’s signature blue and white interiors mimic the hotel’s cafe canopies that Sikes has become familiar with as a regular hotel guest over the years.

Villa Aralia at the Colony Hotel (Carmel Brantley)

“Mark’s vision reflects the same optimistic spirit that we try to embody at the hotel,” says The Colony Owner and President Sarah Wetenhall. “His style is fresh yet timeless, just like The Colony.” Sikes incorporated furniture from its new collection with Chaddock in white lacquer, brass fixtures from its collection with Hudson Valley Lighting, and custom window treatments from Valley Drapery into the interior design of the villa apartment. Villa Aralia is one of the property’s seven individually decorated spaces where guests can not only bask in the thoughtful design, but also enjoy personalized amenities like butler service, access to the exclusive pool of the villa and transportation around Palm Beach.

Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale

Surrounded by sunny beaches, lively entertainment and endless shopping, it’s safe to say that the new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale is in good company. The newly opened 189-room hotel was envisioned by Fort Hospitality, led by developer Nadim Ashi, to create a South Florida beachfront oasis steeped in style and luxury. “Each of South Florida’s coastal communities has its own unique charm. From the beach to the city, Fort Lauderdale has a young and vibrant spirit, and we channel that energy, along with yacht club-style traditions, into our team and all of the experiences we create for our guests,” says the General Manager. Mazen Saleh, who most recently served as Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach.

The pool at the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale

Drawing inspiration from its coastal surroundings, Miami-based award-winning architect Kobi Karp designed the building’s curved silhouette as an homage to the clean lines of a luxury yacht. With contemporary lines and crisp white materials, the building itself is a vision that beautifully complements its city. Renowned London-based interior designer Tara Bernerd & Partners curated the hotel’s guest rooms, suites and public areas with an effortless marriage of French Riviera luxury and mid-century modern design. century. The new hotel offers both suites and aparthotels, luxurious spa and wellness offerings, beachfront dining at Evelyn’s Fort Lauderdale, and an elegant Champagne bar.