This page, clockwise from top: CPB, a new restaurant in The Colony Hotel; The Colony Hotel’s newly renovated Coral Ballroom; Caviar Vichyssoise, an item on the menu at CPB, led by Executive Chef Tom Whitaker. Opposite page: Sarah Wetenhall, CEO of The Colony Palm Beach.
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Sarah Wetenhall, CEO of The Colony Palm Beach, first came to The Island over 20 years ago when her future husband’s father was part owner of the historic hotel. Thus began a romance with both her future spouse and the iconic property. After she and husband Andrew Wetenahll acquired The Colony in 2016, she took charge of revitalizing the grande dame and assuring The Colony’s charm and appeal thrive for many decades to come. Mission critical was to have some fun. Paddleboards, beach cruisers, and a punchy pink beach buggy to chauffeur guests to and from sandy destinations are hallmarks of Wetenhall’s vision for a joyful resort experience that feels quintessentially Palm Beach. Next on her list was a total overhaul of The Colony’s culinary program and the launch of new restaurant CPB. “I had a clear vision of what both food and ambiance at The Colony should feel like,” says Wetenhall. “Fresh and unique, but also cozy and whimsical, like spending time in the Palm Beach home of your chicest friend.” Wetenhall also enlisted Kemble Interiors to actualize her vision with renovations of The Colony’s Coral Ballroom and CPB’s dining room and lounge. “Palm Beach is a treasured haven for our family,” says Wetenhall, “and my goal is to share that feeling with all our guests.” u
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