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The Colony Palm Beach.
Classic Palm Beach Style and Glamour.
Lush landscaping and towering Ficus hedges frame this gorgeous Bentley.

Poolside dining at The Polo Steakhouse.

Old word glamour and crisp appointments at The Colony.
The tropically elegant décor in the 2 bedroom villas is handsome.

Story by Ken Panton
Photography by David Lewis Taylor

Jet-setters are traveling back to their long time favorite hangouts and their embrace of classic style coupled with an exciting ambience, fine dining, and an excellent location has lead these world travels back to Palm Beach. Each fall and winter the social-set and the jet-setters flock to gorgeous Palm Beach County and throughout the year this exceptional destination has so much to offer including a dose of old world glamour. Fresh from a 12 million dollar renovation, The Colony resembles a Hollywood movie set, complete with glamazons surrounding the picture perfect swimming pool and lively evenings full of dancing that fills the Polo Bar and spills out to the pool deck.

Since 1947, The Colony has been a must visit for the world’s social elite who find the close proximity to the shopping on legendary Worth Avenue an added incentive to this address of distinction. This boutique style hotel is complete with 64 guest rooms, 16 suites, 3 penthouse suites, and 7 two-bedroom villas. Each will simply feel like your own private Palm Beach estate. All the rooms are fabulously appointed with 350 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, European duvet, flat screen televisions, fine Molton Brown products, and other luxurious amenities.

Upon your arrival at this Palm Beach landmark, a warm and attentive staff will welcome you with a sense of recognition and familiarity, even for first-time visitors. The Colony prides itself on meeting the needs of its demanding guests with ease. Our Bentley rental and dinner reservations at the hotel’s Polo Steakhouse, as well as reservation at other town hotspots, were seamlessly accomplished by the attentive concierge who simultaneously enlighten us to many of the recreational, cultural, and dining choice in Palm Beach.

Rich in history, The Colony was the winter residence for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, while the guestbook includes heads of state, movie stars, Broadway legends, political leaders, and captains of industry. Famously home to The Royal Room Cabaret, The Colony Palm Beach is nearly unrivaled for its intimate setting matched with the extraordinary talent that graces its stage. During the fall and winter 2008-2009, the Royal Room will shine with the talents of Marianne Challis, Marilyn Maye, Sylvia McNair, John Davidson, Jack Jones, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., Faith Prince, and other stellar talents. Impressive, indeed.

Equally impressive is The Colony’s understated luxury that comes from an inherent assuredness that their accommodations, dining, and entertainment, (which includes time spent luxuriating poolside) is top notch. And it is!

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