Hotel Openings


White Elephant Palm Beach | Florida 

Nantucket’s iconic White Elephant Resort will open a sister property in Palm Beach on November 4, 2020.The new hotel, being completely reimagined by Boston-based architecture firm, Elkus Manfredi, represents the total renovation of the Bradley Park Hotel, which dates back to the 1920’s and was one of the first hotels in the area. As the building is listed with the Landmark Preservation Commission, the team worked tirelessly with the Town of Palm Beach to create a new hotel that embraces the history of the existing building while incorporating a contemporary interpretation of Mediterranean-revival architecture. Located on Sunset Avenue, the 32-room and suite White Elephant Palm Beach will maintain the welcoming feel of a private residence, with each accommodation offering a private outdoor space. In contrast to the bright pinks and greens that are synonymous with Palm Beach, the property will have a neutral color palate. Of particular note is the original fireplace in the lobby, which has been restored to the grandeur of the Golden Age. Outside, the Mizner-style facade will be painted a light, creamy-white color with classic black-and-white striped awnings, charcoal-grey roof tiles and black trim to bring a fresh, sophisticated look to the classic structure. The art collection will exceed 100 works that have been personally curated by the owners. Among the amenities, guests will have complimentary use of Priority Bicycles and BMW vehicles, as well as exclusive access to Barton & Gray yachts.

Jared Coffin House | Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket’s Jared Coffin House, a former whaling merchant’s home located in the heart of town, expanded on August 15 with the addition of five new accommodations. While retaining the historic architecture of the 19th century building, portions of the ground floor were reborn into four guest-rooms and one suite. Each of the suites was named after local, historical 19th century women, including Ann Gardener, a lecturer and abolitionist. Nantucket native and interior designer, Audrey Sterk, was selected to ensure careful preservation of the pre-Civil War landmark. Inspired by the colors of the sea and sand, the interiors offer a color palette of foggy greys, robin’s egg blue and soft neutrals. To complement views of Nantucket’s cobblestone streetscape, an extensive collection of original oil paintings, highlighting the island’s past whaling days are on display, with each of the pieces hand-selected by the hotel’s owners. The individually-designed guestrooms feature custom furniture, including four-poster king beds, tulip-style coffee tables and walnut brown desks with lacquered inlay. The original wood floors from the 1840s has been refurbished. Bathrooms feature white-and-grey tile floors and glass-enclosed showers.

The Dupont Circle | Washington, DC

Bernie Gallagher, Chairman of the Doyle Collection, spearheaded the top-to-bottom renovation of the Dupont Circle, which opens in October 2020. She brought together Clodagh and Martin Brudnizki as their styles both embrace the mid-century aesthetic, a nod to the building’s beginnings in the 1950s. Brudnizki focused on bold colors and varying textures in the bar (Doyle) and restaurant (The Pembroke), and Clodagh incorporated holistic touches like live-edge wood and handwoven rugs in the penthouse suite and new lobby. Following suit, all of the guestrooms in the hotel have finished a total redesign to echo the new spaces – think pops of color, geometric headboards, and plush, new robes hanging in the bathrooms – and several have been reconfigured, doubling the number of suites in the hotel.


Chatwal Lodge| Catskills, NY

Chatwal Lodge is opening in the Catskills in April 2021. It will be located in Bethel, 90 miles north of Manhattan. Architect and designer Steve Dubrovsky specializes in 19th-century Adirondack architecture. His passion for rustic yet refined design that engages directly with the natural environment stems from a decorated career in rodeo. He is a four-time circuit champion of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. In 1999, Dubrovsky purchased the historic Chapin Estate in Bethel. Inspired by the peacefully secluded, grand homes of the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts, he has since built 70 residences within the 2,500-acre gated community that sits on the Toronto and Swinging Bridge Reservoirs. Chatwal Lodge will not feature the grandeur of the great camps, but the 30-acre property will be located in the Chapin Estate. 12 keys will include 10 suites, a treehouse, and a glam tent.

La Réserve Eden au Lac | Zurich, Switzerland

Joining the brand’s properties in Paris, Geneva, and Ramatuelle, La Réserve Eden au Lac opened in Zurich on January 8, 2020 following a two-year restoration by Philippe Starck. The majority of the 40 rooms and suites in the French Empire-style building, which is the only luxury hotel on Lac Zurich, have views of the lake. Taking inspiration from the location, Starck wanted to give guests the feeling of being on a yacht. He lent his signature contemporary touch with neutral tones and sleek metal accents, while honoring the building’s historical elements, revealing the original exposed red brick, marble, and hardwood floors throughout. Quirky nautical touches include wooden oars, paintings of sailboats, and room numbers printed as if they were on a racing sail. The sixth-floor rooftop restaurant, La Muña, has a Peruvian-Japanese menu in an eclectic space that resembles the interior of the hull of a ship. Guests can dine and have drinks on the rooftop terrace, which offers 360-degree views of the city and the Alps in the distance.

Kalesma | Mykonos, Greece

Once home to Greek gods and a favorite destination of Jackie Kennedy as well as artists, poets, designers and actors, Mykonos has long been in the spotlight. But the whole story of the island is rarely told. Enter Kalesma, opening in Spring 2021. Set on a hilltop above Ornos Bay and just under two miles from Mykonos town, Kalesma’s 25 accommodations will be spread across five acres and set against a lush hillside blanketed with 20,000 plants. All suites will offer unobstructed lookouts from the private patio, as well as a full-sized personal heated pool. Kalesma has been brought to life by K-Studio, the architect behind the new Mykonos Airport (set to open 2021), with interiors by Greek designer Vangelis Bonios – Studio Bonarchi. Rooms will feature original artwork by Serbian artist Aleksandar Vac, whose ceramics evoke traditional Cycladic minimalistic forms. The lobby will take on an effortlessly cool look with furniture by Rick Owens, making Kalesma the only hotel in the world to have pieces by the celebrated designer. Kalesma’s design is inspired by Mykonian tradition, local history and the “aloni” – an existing threshing floor on the property that became the source of inspiration for the style and character of the project. Local materials and artisans have played an essential role in the identity of the resort, with wood, marble, stone and osier giving a contemporary look to traditional Cycladic style. Cool earth tones like taupe, grey, dark brown and charcoal will blend together with white-washed surfaces and bougainvillea-filled archways to give a strong sense of place and to allow the brilliant blue of the Aegean Sea to stand out.

Almanac Vienna | Austria 

Almanac Vienna will open in early 2021, the second property from a new, design-driven boutique hotel brand that debuted in February 2018 with the opening of Almanac Barcelona. Almanac Vienna is located on the famous Ringstraße Boulevard, home to some of the city’s top monuments including the Vienna State Opera House, Parliament, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Across the street from the hotel is Stadtpark, one of the city’s most beautiful parks and a popular hangout for locals. The historical 19th century building is being carefully restored and combined with contemporary interior design by Barcelona-based Jaime Beriestain. Original hardwood floors and ornate crown molding will be contrasted with lots of marble and bronze accents. In the 111 rooms (the majority of which are suites), guests will find velvet upholstered furniture in neutral tones juxtaposed with pops of color – on a green leather chair or red lacquer bedside table, for example. In addition to an onsite bar, restaurant and spa, there will be a coffee shop, concept store, and members club.

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