The New O2 Beach Club and Spa aims to be a 5 star all inclusive luxury hotel. The hotel is made up of: 130 Luxury Rooms and Suites Stunning Swim Up Rooms, 3 Pools, 5 Restaurants, 7 Bars - 2 swim up / 2 roof deck, Full Service Spa, Roof Deck with Whirlpool tubs over looking the beach, 8th Floor Roof deck Terrace and Lounge, 24 Hour Gym, Teen Lounge and 2 Meeting/Event Rooms. The design is a modern Caribbean contemporary design, the main concept was to incorporate the natural beauty that surrounds the hotel and by extension the Caribbean. Working with nature and the elements by bringing together textures like deep charcoal stone, warm wood tones and gold metals all harmoniously embedded with the lush landscape not only sets a stage for elegance and luxury but greets the guest with the warm personality akin to the Barbadian culture.
MARIGOT BAY, ST LUCIA
RENOVATION AND NEW BUILD
We adopted a holistic approach to the renovation design of Marigot Bay Hotel. By intertwining modern elements with a sense of place, we achieved a hotel that is culturally rooted, yet refines the idea of the Caribbean aesthetic.Embracing the culture and history of St. Lucia, we creatively reinterpreted Marigot Bay into a tropical, modern experience for its guests.This memorable destination is now a 124- room hotel with three restaurants; a large pool complete with swim-up bar; a smaller, adult-only pool; and a spa, salon and gym, all nestled into the hillside. The site is bordered by a dense mangrove area, with a boardwalk and marina docking facilities. Just next door is the Marina Village, which offers guests a wide range of additional amenities.The hotel been featured at the front cover of Maco Caribbean magazine!
Fort Young Hotel, built around a citadel originally meant to protect the island, holds onto its history through architectural forms and materials which command a sense of place. Along one façade, the hotel faces downtown; its opposite side runs parallel to the oceanfront.The site’s rich history, its breathtaking ocean and mountain views, along with Dominica’s impressive volcanic rock and pebbled beaches, inspired our design concept for theguest rooms.By using these indigenous elements, we created a unique sense of place for guests who will, no doubt, have a memorable experience!
RENOVATION AND NEW BUILD
Located along a picturesque beachfront property on the south coast of Barbados, Sea Breeze Beach House comprises 122 guest rooms, five restaurants, three pools, a gym, a conference centre, and several more intimate spaces for hosting private events.This project was part renovation, part new build. Because we believe in cohesive design, where each area works harmoniously with the other, we wanted to create a seamless transition throughout the property. The rooms, restaurants, lounge areas and walkways all express the same key aspects, without losing any of their intimacy or individuality.Far from a generically Caribbean experience, the new design builds upon the theme of tropical modern, inspired by traditional Barbadian culture. Thanks to a neutral base palette and clean lines that exude charm through the introduction of colour, the rooms feel like a tropical chic beach house. We used four main colour schemes in the rooms’ accents, accessories and artwork.All the art we chose is local and plays an integral role in the design of the space; we tried as much as possible to use local artisans, labour and materials, and even repurposed a few mahogany trees that the new building displaced. In good design, nothing goes to waste!
PORT OF SPAIN,TRINIDAD
Kapok is a well established facility in the Tourism Industry of Trinidad and Tobago. We had the opportunity to work alongside OBMI Trinidad in updating this iconic brand. We proposed a façade redesign intending to be a new aesthetic whilst maintaining a visual memory of the existing. Our inspiration was drawn from the Kapok tree itself. In this age of environmental awareness the incorporation of materials that are not only environmentally friendly but also support the efficiency of the facility’s systems itself are vastly important. The proposed materials and patterns not only lends to a more warm feeling in keeping with the Kapok characteristics but the colours and patterns nod to the traditional hotel branding whilst the clean lines give a modern approach updating the brand whist routed in its core foundations.
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