White Elephant Palm Beach

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Hotels/Resorts/Spas
  • Company/Firm
    Elkus Manfredi Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Elizabeth Lowrey, IIDA, RDI
  • Photo Credit
    Photography: C.T. Nguyen/Elkus Manfredi Architects
  • Team Members
    Laetitia Degoul, Chi-Thien Nguyen
  • Project Location
    Palm Beach, Florida, USA
  • Project Link
  • Client
    New England Development

Effortlessly refined, gracious with a touch of wit, and filled with 20th and 21st-century original artwork, the design for the White Elephant Palm Beach is a contemporary interpretation of Mediterranean revival architecture. Built in the 1920s and designated a historic landmark in 1980, the hotel has undergone a “down to the bones” reimagining to create 13 rooms and 19 suites that honor historic preservation criteria. The result: a gracious four-story hotel – residential in scale and feel – with museum-quality artwork that provides guests a truly personal, memorable, layered experience.