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The Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, August 5, 1954,  Page 36

Palm Beach Spa Is Sold For $1 Million

     The Palm Beach Spa Hotel on Everglades Ave. was sold for $1,000,000 according to a warranty deed recorded on Aug. 3.

     The spa is the old Mayflower Hotel managed by Milton Hoff.  It was built in 1924, and, as the Royal Daneli, became the first of the big lake front hotels in Palm Beach.  Its name was  changed to the Mayflower Hotel.

     Documentary stamps on the transaction totaled $3,000.  The seller was Wolfe Corp. signed with papers by Joseph Wolf with offices in New York City.  The purchaser was the Hoff Spa Management Co. of Plm Beach with a $673,500 mortgage recorded. 

The Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, April 17, 1935,  Page 7


Will operate on European Plan During Summer

     For the first time since the boom years the Mayflower Hotel will remain open for the summer season, S. D. Davis, owner, announced Tuesday.  Decision to operate the hotel on a year-around basis is in tribute to the owner's belief in the future of Palm Beach and in the possibilities of Florida as a summer resort as well as a winter place.

     The hotel will operate with full facilities on a European, instead of American, plan for the summer months, with the same staff on a somewhat curtailed basis.  S. G. piers, well-known local hotel man will continue as manager.

     The brilliant beacon atop the Mayflower, which has proved a spectacular spot on the Palm Beach landscape this winter, will continue to be an attraction this summer,




Fort Lauderdale News, Saturday, June 25, 1983, Page 64

​L'Ermitage sold out just 2 months after construction started

​PALM BEACH - Just two months after construction commenced on L'Ermitage's eight ultra-luxurious townhomes, a sellout has been announced by Robert W. Hollister, director of sales for the new in-town condominium enclave located at Everglades Avenue and Bradley Place.

     The tri-level town townhomes are part of an overall L'Ermitage design of 59 residences designed by The Lawrence Group, Chartered Architect and Planners.  In addition .to the townhome enclave, two five-story condominium structures  will present 51 spacious and specially appointed apartment residences on the six acre lakefront site presently occupied by the venerable Palm Beach Spa Hotel.

​     Demolition of the spa is scheduled for this month, with construction tof the L'Ermitage condominiums towers planned to beginning June.

       "We are delighted with this early sellout of our existing town-homes, "Hollister said, "Though we are not really surprised.  The townhomes offer an extraordinary Palm Beach lifestyle and opportunity to partake of Palm Beach's only brand-new condominium residences  with all of the amenities and services of grand-hotel living."

​     Ranging in size from 3,447 to 5,098 square feet, the two-bedroom plus library design encompass two levels of living space in addition to a two car basement garage.

​     The Mediterranean, traditional "Palm Beach" look will be featured in the townhomes as well as in the entire walled community.  Wood and clay barrel tile roofs, and sand colored stucco form the basis for the open, distinctive look,  which has become the signature of traditional portions of Palm Beach.

​     "A truly outstanding level of luxury has been achieved in the town-home designs," Hollister said.  "The living rooms look onto the pools through wide arched windows.  Round columns frame the patios leading to the pool areas., and in all three residential designs, arch-ways provide that special Mediterranean flavor."

     Luxurious touches in the townhomes include master bedroom suites or "morning" rooms adjacent to the large bedrooms and marble floored master baths with roman tubs, marble shower sur-rounds and his-and-her walk-in closets with spacious dressing areas.  Some plans have vaulted ceilings with exposed beams in both the living room and the den/bedroom.  One plan features the dramatic touch of a circular staircase and a two-story foyer, while another has its guest bedroom wing out by the swimming pool in a cabana-like design.

     Each residence includes an optional elevator as well as optional swimming pool.

     The airy kitchen encompass breakfast areas with sliding glass doors that open onto  either a terrace or patio.

​     The L'Ermitage sales office, located in Poinciana Plaza, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 




Fort Lauderdale News, Saturrday, September 10, 1983

​Palm Beach Hotel makes way for L'Ermitage

PALM BEACH -  The Palm Beach Spa Hotel took a final bow as one of Palm Beach's noteworthy landmarks last month.  To mark the event, a “coming down" party took place that afternoon on the six acre site at Everglades Avenue and Bradley Place on the shores of Lake Worth in Palm Beach.

​     The event also signaled the commencement of a new chapter at the prestigious address -- L'Ermitage, to be one of Palm Beach's most elite collection of luxury apartment residences , and townhouses.

​     In attendance at the outdoor party were Harrison M. Lasky, chair-man of the board of the Harlon Group, Inc; Lon B. Rubin, president of the Halon Group, David Riese, project manager for L'Ermitage and Eugene Lawrence, the architect who designed L'Ermitage.

​     The Harlon Group is a nationally known development firm that is developing L'Ermitage in conjunction with Morstan Development Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley of New York, the in-vestment banking firm.

​     Harrison Lasky released a bottle pf champagne that was cordoned to one side of the first building to be razed., signaling the bulldozer into action.  As the champagne exploded against the building's wall,  guests clapped and cheered at both the symbolic gesture and for what promises to be one of the most elegant new addresses.

​     L'Ermitage will comprise 51  ultra-luxurious apartment residences and eight townhouses.  The townhouses will form an individual enclave across Bradley Place.  Apartment residences will be positioned for outstanding vistas and maximum exposure in the north and south towers, directly overlooking Lake worth.  The L'Erm-itage floor plans range from 2,250 to 4,800 square feet.

​     The L'Ermitage sales office, located in Poinciana Plaza at 350 Royal Poinciana Way, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Further information may be obtained by calling Robert Hollister, Director os sales, at (303) 832-1700.

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