Rosewood Baha Mar's Design Inspired by the Warmth and Elegance of a Beloved Island Estate
June 1, 2018New Luxury Resort Features a Fresh Bahamian Aesthetic Conjured by Wimberly New York
The design for the brand-new Rosewood Baha Mar creates a luxurious yet intimate atmosphere that invites guests to feel immediately relaxed, as though they’ve arrived at their private beachfront vacation home. Following Rosewood Hotels & Resort’s A Sense of Place philosophy, the entire resort was designed by renowned design studio Wimberly Interiors to create a sense of community, invite conversation amongst new and old friends, and feel chic, elegant and distinctly Bahamian.
“We are incredibly proud of the work that Wimberly Interiors has done to create Rosewood Baha Mar’s stunning island-inspired design,” said Luigi Romaniello, managing director of Rosewood Baha Mar. “They’ve created a beautiful, effortless space wherein our guests can slow down and experience the wonders of the Bahamas and share special moments with loved ones.”
“As the jewel in the Baha Mar resort’s crown, we wanted our design for the hotel to reflect the residential quality found on Harbor Island; fresh, modern, and unmistakably Bahamian,” said Liana Hawes Young, creative director of Wimberly Interiors New York.
The Living Room
Wimberly achieved that residential feel by creating a flow that reflects that of a home and building multiple seating areas where guests can connect with one another. Guests enter through a foyer-like space and then flow seamlessly into the Living Room, which is residential in style and features multiple couches and seating areas from which guests can check in for their stays. The Living Room then flows into the Library and beyond. Within the Living Room, the walls are adorned with a bespoke mural, which has been hand-painted by the artists of SilverHill Atelier and depicts sweeping island views in the painting style of John Hussey, a local Bahamian artist. SilverHill Atelier worked closely with John Cox, Rosewood Baha Mar’s Creative Art Director, to select the exact views for the mural. The color palette is made of a sophisticated array of neutrals, highlighted by rich tones of green, blue and charcoal.
As guests enter the Library, they are greeted by high ceilings and two grand bookcases that expand into the lofty interior. A soothing palette of pale blues and greens are punctuated with rich textures and bold colors found throughout the fabric and art selection. A custom art piece, developed by SilverHill Atelier and John Cox, anchors the bookshelf wall. This modern, abstract piece draws inspiration from the natural textures and hues found on Nassau. Multiple seating areas inspire guests to stay, relax and lose themselves in conversation. A curated collection of objects flows out onto the shelves and tables of the Library, allowing guests to explore and discover the space.
Wimberly Interiors’ guestroom design is reflective of the residential ambiance found on Harbor Island. A curated mix of furnishings and finishes add to the fresh, modern design, whilst feeling distinctly Bahamian. The base palette is light and sophisticated, using crisp whites, gray washes and rubbed ebony finishes, to set the scene. Inspired by the spectacular views, and guided by the incredible sunsets, elegant color punctuations provide contrast; beautiful Caribbean blues, coral, and lavender. Accent pieces made of woven rattans, rope and painted lacquers, are blended into the design.
About Wimberly Interiors
Wimberly Interiors, a design studio of WATG, has established itself at the forefront of hospitality design, delivering inspired designs that integrate reality with emotion, and ranking 18th among Hospitality Giants by Interior Design.
In 2017, Wimberly Interiors designed projects in 25 countries on six continents on behalf of distinguished brands such as Four Seasons, St. Regis, Ritz-Carlton, Viceroy, Fairmont, Belmond, Hard Rock, Rosewood and Edition. The firm’s extraordinary designs begin with a compelling story and a spirit of curiosity that inform and intrigue guest experiences with unique expression.
Winner of over 60 awards and accolades, the studio’s marquis hospitality projects include the Bentley Suite at The St. Regis New York, 50 Bowery, and the anticipated openings of The Edition Abu Dhabi, and Bellagio Shanghai. Wimberly Interiors has launched strategic studios in New York, Miami, London, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai and Los Angeles. Explore more at wimberlyinteriors.com
About Rosewood Baha Mar
Set on the white sands of Nassau’s Cable Beach in The Bahamas, Rosewood Baha Mar is the effortless escape offering endless possibilities and unique experiences within the new multi-property resort enclave of Baha Mar. The resort’s 237 guestrooms, suites and beachfront villas epitomize Bahamian luxury, featuring architecture and interior styling reminiscent of a relaxed island estate. Rosewood Baha Mar offers four signature dining venues; private pools; and Sense, A Rosewood Spa®. Rosewood Baha Mar is operated and managed by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the leading hospitality group with a storied history of managing elite one-of-a-kind properties and will offer Rosewood’s signature personalized service and unswerving attention to detail. www.rosewoodhotels.com/bahamar
About Baha Mar
Baha Mar is a master planned $4.2 billion integrated resort development operated by Hong Kong-based conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited (CTFE). The white sand beach destination includes three global brand operators – Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood – with over 2,300 rooms and features 20 restaurants and lounges, the largest casino in the Caribbean, a state-of-the-art convention center, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Royal Blue Golf Course, the Caribbean’s first and only flagship ESPA spa, and over 30 luxury retail outlets. Baha Mar is a breathtaking location with dynamic programming, activities and guest offerings in one of the most beautiful places in the world – The Bahamas. For more information and reservations, visit www.bahamar.com.
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Rosewood® Hotels & Resorts manages 24 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 14 countries, with 17 new hotels under development. Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities. The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Beijing.
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