The Ritz-Carlton

“The resulting atmosphere is one of an upscale contemporary home, made with top-end materials like Gascogne blue limestone, Cipollino Cremo Tirreno marble, embossed leathers, hand-knotted silks, Bolivian rosewood floors, Gaggenau kitchen appliances, and rich velvets in colors inspired by the sand and ocean. Communal spaces dominate, from the 12-seat dining table and open kitchen (where hotel chefs and sommeliers can work their magic upon request) to the DVD-stocked cinema and extensive outdoor space with hot tubs, fire pits, and lounge seating. Water views are framed throughout (even from some of the rainfall showers and soaking tubs); for closer sea access.” —Robb Report

Services

Architectural, Interior Design

Location

Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

Completion

March 2019

The objective was to transform unused top-floor space at a Caribbean resort hotel into five ultra-luxury hotel suites. Once a 14,000 SF open shell, the suites are now one-of-a-kind artful interiors. While the large square footage allowed flexibility, it was a challenge to create intimate yet open spaces.

The upscale, contemporary suites provide guests with the foremost in luxury while maintaining a very welcoming feel. The design combines streamlined forms with a lush palette of woods, stones and textiles to create warm, inviting spaces. Unique materials in colors of the sand, water and coral reef mimic the natural beauty of the island and connect the interiors to the relaxing oceanfront surroundings. The combination of sleek forms, unique materials and thoughtful details in each of the five suites provides guests the ultimate luxury experience. Overall, the suites are a fantasy of eye-catching design features and luxe materials layered over the beauty of the Caribbean.