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Four Seasons Resort Nevis starts multi-phase renovation

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The Four Seasons Resort on the Caribbean island of Nevis, where no building is taller than a palm tree, has appointed TAL Design Studios to redesign its guestrooms…

Four Seasons Resort Nevis has embarked on a multi-million dollar enhancement project, with TAL Design Studios redesigning its 196 guestrooms.

Expected to be completed by November of this year, the hotel’s renovation will preserve the architectural and design integrity of the original building’s exterior. The new interior design will feature a lighter, cleaner and fresher décor, creating interest and drama through the use of scale, texture, pattern and colour. Light drenched spaces will give off a sense of comfort and the ultimate feeling of being completely relaxed.

“Built on a former sugar and coconut plantation dating to the late 1790s, we wanted to maintain Nevis’ quaint and intimate reputation as an untouched Caribbean destination,” said Todd-Avery Lenahan, Founder of TAL Design Studios. “The refreshed interior design is not meant to be a complete overhaul, but rather the realisation of a new vision for the resort that speaks to the modern Four Seasons traveller, while painstakingly preserving the humble charm of the resort’s small island home.”

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Design details will reference a chic, fashionable and stylised voice of the Caribbean spirit and soul: the new wallcoverings will reference the British botanical patterns, favoured by rich fabrics of 19th century England, but rendered in a fashionably contemporary pale sea-foam green that recalls the island’s frothy shoreline. The multi-coloured geometric carpet is inspired by the legacy of Caribbean stained glass windows; and the desk chairs are inspired by the flora and fauna of Nevis, with particular affection for the mischievous yet lovable Green Vervet monkeys that are iconic ambassadors of the island.

The untouched island of Nevis prides itself of being the way the Caribbean used to be, with no fast-food restaurants and regulations stating that no building on the island is allowed to be taller than a palm tree. “The renovation of Four Seasons Resort Nevis underscores our commitment to a continued investment in the island of Nevis and its people,” said Gonzalo Güelman Ros, the resort’s General Manager. “With a partnership more than 25 years in the making, this project supports our common goal of being a destination of preference for Caribbean travellers.”

Following the start of the room renovations, the resort will also begin a reimagining of its Great House and lobby areas, as well as its food and beverage outlets.

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Corinthia Hotel London launches new suites

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Interior design firm GA Design was appointed to create the new London and Garden Suites in one of London’s finest hotels…

Corinthia Hotel London has launched 11 new ‘Garden’ and ‘London’ suites, available to book from 11 June 2018, offering guests a wider range of luxurious suites to choose from when staying at the flagship property.  These new suites are the first product enhancement at the property since its opening seven years ago.

“We service a discerning traveller who wants something unique alongside the most up to-date technology,” says Corinthia Hotel London’s Managing Director Thomas Kochs. “It’s about an intelligent use of space.”

“We have become known for our fabulous River and Penthouse suites and seven years on from opening, we want to continue to strengthen our position and present a new product in the market,” continues Thomas.  “We are a hotel that never stands still and continually upgrades our product to suit our guests’ evolving tastes and needs.”

Designed by G.A. Design, the new suites complement the existing suites and seven penthouses which evoke an elegant residential style, with expansive outside terraces complete with exceptional and previously unseen views across the capital.

The London Suite is inspired by a day in the capital; the light, fresh interior pays homage to modern living, with contemporary amenities and state-of-the-art facilities.  Art is a key focus and featured artwork and sculptures from the Cubism era grace the 105m²dual aspect suite.  The space has been designed with privacy in mind, and for guests wishing to entertain there are doorways to each functional space and the option of two further adjoining bedrooms.

The Garden Suite is designed with a nod to the quintessential British garden and overlooks a beautifully landscaped courtyard.  Accents of verdant green, in soft furnishings and live planting, create a tranquil setting.  The botanical colour scheme and texture runs throughout the 67m² suite encouraging guests to relax as the doors open directly into a living area with a feature fireplace and the main seating area which sweeps around it.

“We created a world-class, five-star luxury hotel for the 21st century in the style of a grand English home,” explains Edward Davies, Managing Director of G.A. Design London.  “We set out to create two new and unique types of suites offering contemporary amenities and state of the art facilities to attract the most discerning of client.   Art is a key focus of both new suite categories, with feature artwork and sculptures. G.A have curated a set of artistic spaces which we plan to build over time into a full-blown art collection.” he adds.

GA. Design worked hard to create spaces that feel homely, refined, understated and elegant.  The new suites are grand in design, using luxurious textiles, wallcoverings, butter-soft leathers and beautiful crafted woods.  All furniture has been manufactured in the UK and lighting fixtures are from Wales.  A personal butler service, separate living room, oversized bed, marble bathroom with underfloor heating, built-in TV over the bathtub and a tropical rain shower are just some of the features that travellers can expect.


Paradis Villas at Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa Re-Open this November

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Beachcomber Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel group with eight properties in Mauritius, has announced the planned refurbishment of its high-end villas at Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa. The extensive refurbishment project, led by interior designer Virginie Dalais, will run from 14 May to mid-November 2018. The project will give the 13 stunning beachfront Paradis Villas a fresh look and feel that fits perfectly within its paradise surroundings on a private section of beach on Le Morne Peninsula.

The re-design of the five-star luxury accommodation will include new colours, textures and interiors that encompass a stress-free ambiance, parallel to the local laid-back way of living. The villas are the perfect accommodation for families and larger groups of up to six people. With ample outside dinning space and spacious living quarters, along with a tranquil lagoon just a few steps away, the Paradis Villas truly are a tropical home away from home.

Guests staying at the revamped villas can enjoy subtle hues of cream and beige adorned with accents influenced by the sea and Mauritian flora, synergising both inside and outside living. Imprints of local plants can be seen through bathroom screens, wall prints and fabrics creating a serene and peaceful atmosphere. Materials of the highest quality were sourced for the re-design of the Paradis Villas so guests can relish in ultimate comfort.

The 12 Paradis villas offer a hide away haven for guests to escape the stresses of daily life. With all of these exciting new improvements guests will need to monitor the November opening of Paradis Villas to be among the first to experience the revamped design and to enjoy their own Beachcomber holiday filled with relaxation, indulgence and spectacular surroundings.