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quote T he Colony Hotel — Palm Beach's most fabled destination and winter resort home — has unveiled a major redesign in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Dubbed the Pink Paradise for its legendary pink exterior, the landmark hotel's guest roster has included several kings, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, President John F. Kennedy, and Frank Sinatra. This mainstay of well-heeled Palm Beach society is a slice of American cultural history, so who better to refresh the hotel than the mother-daughter team behind Kemble Interiors, Mimi McMakin and Celerie Kemble, who are intimately familiar with Palm Beach — their family has been here for 120 years. Each newly designed floor has custom de Gournay murals depicting beloved Palm Beach scenes: Lake Trail, Coral Cut, Bradley Park, and the Beach. Kemble and McMakin have imbued the guest rooms with three THE COLONY HOTEL, PALM BEACH distinct design schemes, and rooms are painted Farrow & Ball heritage colors and furnished in a capsule collection designed for The Colony Hotel by Society Social owner Roxy Owens, in collaboration with hotel co-owner Sarah Wetenhall. The collection was inspired by old-world Palm Beach glamour and includes artisan-made rattan and faux-bamboo pieces. Schumacher recreated heritage fabric designs, and there are Matouk linens, robes, and slippers. De Gournay's tropical-themed wallpaper covering the lobby walls with pink flamingos in pearl necklaces was a sensation when it debuted in 2020. A new de Gournay mural depicting naughty monkeys now leads to Swifty's bar and restaurant. Monkeys are a reference to the hotel's mascot, the pet spider monkey belonging to Addison Mizner, an eccentric Palm Beach architect who designed the area's grandest estates in the 1920s. The Colony's famed pink exterior has been repainted in a new custom-formulated color, Colony Pink, by Farrow & Ball. Rooms from $599 off-season, from $899 in-season. The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach,, A 2020 redo of the lobby includes custom pink de Gournay wallpaper CARMEL BRANTLEY The Colony Hotel, refreshed in custom Colony Pink by Farrow & Ball. A guest room designed by Kemble Interiors. 36

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