Palm Beach and Nantucket. Both are American classics, both are exclusive enclaves, and both have unique identities. There’s one hotel chain that has built their brand based solely on these iconic beach towns by weaving together the personalities of these places with their own style of hospitality to create a hotel experience that joins modern luxury and coastal style.
The White Elephant, a small but mighty amalgamation of 5 hotels across these two towns, gives guests a chance to experience every aspect of life that makes Nantucket and Palm Beach so special. From boat basin cottages to in-town residential-like stays to a 1920’s stately-home experience, The White Elephant brings timelessness to every stay and does it through an intimacy that lends a residential vibe to each hotel.
With 4 properties in Nantucket and 1 in Palm Beach, plus a full-service marina with charter boats, sailing adventures, and a concierge to help with reservations and spa bookings, the White Elephant offers guests a myriad of experiences to make for a memorable getaway.
The Nantucket properties embody the town’s New England charm through its 4 locations, The White Elephant, Jared Coffin House, The Wauwinet, and The Cottages at Nantucket boat basin.
The original White Elephant, in its waterside location and classic-wood shingled architecture, is a landmark on the island and has earned the accolade of being one of the finest luxury hotels in Nantucket for several years running. Rooms are awash in light and a natural and neutral palette which is inspired by the preppy nature of Nantucket and local marina life.
The other properties in Nantucket are smaller in comparison to the original, although each specializes in their own versions of New England charm.
The Wauwinet is the hotel chain’s inn-like property that is the epitome of cozy sophistication awash with the quaint feeling for which the region is beloved. Jared Coffin House is a mansion-turned-hotel in the heart of the town center and was recently voted by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top hotels in New England. The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin give guests the home-like stay through its waterfront cottages each equipped with full kitchens and conveniently located steps from town.
Meanwhile in Florida at White Elephant Palm Beach, the 1920’s Mediterranean revival consisting of 32 guest rooms was recently renovated to combine the hotel chain’s commitment to timeless elegance with the sensibilities of Palm Beach. Designed to feel like a grand home, rooms range from 510 to 3,000 square feet and the decor breaks from the bright pastels for which Palm Beach is known and instead, rooms are finished in a palette of smart neutrals accented with metal details and pops of color. Fabric and texture plays an important role in room design as seen through the palm and flower print fabric used to upholster the headboards and desk chairs as well as the selection of Pratesi linens for the bed.