The Colony in Palm Beach to close for summer for renovations

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The Colony will be closed for three months, starting Wednesday,  for a renovation project that owner and president Sarah Wetenhall describes as “our largest undertaking to date.”

The project will center on redesigning the interiors of its 89 rooms and suites, though other areas including hallways, the pool patio, an entertainment space and the building’s trademark pink exterior will be “refreshed,” Wetenhall said. 

An early October reopening — just shy of the hotel’s 75th birthday in November — is planned.

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“It has long been our intention to align the guest rooms with the ethos of the rest of the property” with its ”sense of playfulness,” said Wetenhall, who has spearheaded several remodeling projects at the hotel since she and her husband, Andrew, purchased the property in 2016.

The Colony will be closed for three months for an extensive renovation of its interior rooms.

During the redesign, The Colony, which employees 170, will lay off or reduce the hours of 135 employees between Wednesday and Oct. 1, General Manager Bruce Seigel told the Daily News, confirming a notice the hotel filed with the state.

In accordance with federal labor law requiring companies to give sufficient advance notice of significant layoffs to employees and state and local officials, The Colony notified the state in June of its temporary employee reduction.

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