Wednesday, December 22, 2010
DID YOU KNOW THAT THE COLONY HOTEL AND CABANA CLUB IS DESIGNATED AS A HISTORIC HOTEL
With its distinctive Mediterranean architecture and yellow exterior sporting red and yellow striped awnings that shade the guest rooms and hotel frontage, the 1926 Delray Beach Colony Hotel, located on trendy downtown Atlantic Avenue, recalls the romantic Flagler era and the talents of Addison Mizner, a grand period indeed. The Hotel is smack dab in the middle of many boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants ranging from ethic to fine dining. Lunch on the front porch can become a ritual.
The original manually operated elevator remains, along with original candelabras and chandeliers. The lobby features French Doors and a wood burning fireplace.
Many weekends there are arts and/or crafts fairs and green markets to browse, off Atlantic Avenue. Some nights jazz drifts though the area to the distinct pleasure of diners eating outside at sidewalk cafes. What could be more relaxing or romantic?
The ocean and beautiful white sandy beach are only 5 blocks walk heading east. The Colony Cabana Club, a private beach club located two miles from the hotel, where seagrapes, coconut palms and native flora sway in the breezes of the Atlantic. Hotel guests have use of 250 feet of private beach with complimentary umbrellas, cabanas and chaises, right on the beach.The emphasis is on casual, but this is a sophisticated, worldly, enticing environment.
Posted by Marilyn Farber Jacobs at Wednesday, December 22, 2010