Autograph Collection Hotels has announced the opening of the Ben, the first hotel on the downtown West Palm Beach, Florida waterfront.
The Ben is part of the group’s portfolio of more than 180 independent hotels.
The property joins Autograph Collection’s robust portfolio of 18 hotels in Florida including the newly opened Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club in Miami Beach, the Daytona in Daytona Beach and Fenway Hotel in Dunedin.
“We’re thrilled to introduce the Ben, an unmistakably original hotel that injects new energy into the traditionally classic city of West Palm Beach,” said Jennifer Connell, vice president and global brand leader, Autograph Collection Hotels.
“The Ben reimagines classic South Florida lifestyle for today’s travellers by blending elements inspired by the city’s early days as an untamed tropical paradise with modern touches, making it a perfect fit for the Autograph Collection.”
The 208-room, new-build hotel features a modern design aesthetic reflecting the spirit of the Ben Trovato Estate, one of West Palm Beach’s original homes.
Byrd Spilman Dewey, one of Florida’s most prolific authors of the pioneer era, gave her 1892 Victorian home the name Ben Trovato, literally meaning “well invented.”