European Elegance Meets Local Charm At This Revamped Retreat


Rectangular pool lined with squiggly green and white mosaic tile

Outdoor dining area with wicker chairs between U-shaped building with a floral arch over the patio

Before it became The Chesterfield in 1989, it was The Vineta for half a century. The 1920s Palm Beach hotel, situated two blocks north of Worth Avenue, is returning to its roots, relaunching this fall as The Vineta Hotel. Now part of the Oetker Collection, which has partnered with Reuben Brothers for the project, the property represents the group’s first American offering.

Interior designer Tino Zervudachi has been tapped to lead the renovation of the Mediterranean revival structure, which includes adjusting the number of guest rooms from 57 to 41 to allow for expanded opportunities. “The concept behind the design is to infuse a fresh Palm Beach feel by bringing in clean lines, a relaxed ambience and stylish palette of colors,” Zervudachi says. “My aim is to create a new venue for visitors and residents alike—taking extra care to enhance the exterior dining spaces both at the pool and courtyard—by establishing a cosmopolitan look that blends European design with the destination’s unmistakable aesthetic.”

Stay tuned for a new poolside restaurant and an intimate bar, an enhanced courtyard for lush alfresco dining and a fresh take on the legendary Leopard Lounge, the town’s beloved local night spot.