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19 Jul 2022
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White Elephant Palm Beach

Travel + Leisure Worlds Best #1 Resort in Florida!

We are so delighted! White Elephant Palm Beach has just been recognized as the number one Resort Hotel in Florida in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2022, number two in Best Resorts in the Continental U.S., and number 19 in the Top 100 Hotels in the World.
White Elephant Palm Beach, which opened in November 2020, effortlessly blends the history of the Mizner-style landmark building – originally constructed in 1924 as one of the first resorts on Palm Beach's Main Street – with a contemporary, sophisticated look to the interiors. Breaking from the bright pinks and greens that dominate the Palm Beach aesthetic, the White Elephant Palm Beach features a neutral color palette with sleek metal accents and vibrant pops of color. With 13 rooms and 19 suites, the boutique hotel captures the spirit of a grand home with many of the spacious suites featuring outdoor decks with landscaping and a 130-piece, museum-worthy collection of colorful modern and pop art personally curated by the owners. The signature restaurant, LoLa 41 – a Nantucket staple helmed by restauranteur Marco Coelho – is a can't-miss with globally-inspired dishes and local seafood specialties. Complimentary amenities include access to a fleet of 2022 BMW 7 series vehicles and Priority Bicycles. White Elephant Resorts also has a partnership with members-only Barton & Gray yachts, offering private access to guests for excursions, as well as NetJets, providing exclusive booking benefits to private aviation owners and members. The opening of White Elephant Palm Beach marked White Elephant Resorts' first expansion outside of Nantucket, MA.  
"We are honored to be recognized as the best resort hotel in Florida by the readers of Travel + Leisure in this esteemed survey," noted Khaled Hashem, President of White Elephant Resorts. "White Elephant Palm Beach was our first step into new markets and our focus was to ensure we introduced our time-honored traditions and service excellence in Palm Beach. This honor is a true testament to our amazing team at the property for providing such memorable guest experiences, and we would also like to thank our guests and travel partners for their unwavering support as we expand the White Elephant Resorts brand."
Based on the results of the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2022 readers' survey, Travel + Leisure recognizes the top hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines, spas, and more around the globe. Every year, readers rate hotels on the following characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, food, value. The World's Best Awards is an essential, trusted source for inspiration and guidance as travelers make plans to set out on trips around the globe. The full results can be viewed online and will be included in the August 2022 issue of Travel + Leisure.