INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hotels around the world are updating guestrooms with local design, refreshed spaces and added amenities to serve the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Here’s a look recent renovations:
Retro Mile High Suite Takes Flight in Key West, FL
On March 14, 2019, the 92nd anniversary of the founding of PanAm Airways in Key West, FL, principal construction of a retro-themed, three-bedroom Mile High Suite was completed at the Ibis Bay Beach Resort.
The interior design reflects the sleek classic look and feel of a first-class PanAm airplane cabin and includes a fusion of wing-shaped aluminum counters; 1950s period modern furniture; red, white and blue color schemes, luxurious bedding and towels—and 21st century touches like state-of-the-art lighting, a kitchen area with microwave oven, bathroom fixtures, and 4K television displays.
Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa Reveals Lanai Suites
The new lanai suites at Vero Beach Hotel & Spa all have ground-floor terraces, either oceanfront or poolside, putting guests steps away from the expansive pool deck.
Accommodations are made up of 111 oceanfront and garden/terrace view rooms with British Colonial decor, reminiscent of the days of West Indies exploration. Ranging from 590-1,030 sq. ft., the lanai hotel rooms include luxury bedding, baths, luxe Atelier Bloem amenities, stone flooring, granite countertops and most have a private furnished terrace.
Guestroom Renovation Underway for Omni La Mansión Del Rio
Omni La Mansión Del Rio, located directly on the RiverWalk in San Antonio, TX, revealed that all of its guestrooms will be renovated, with completion of the project slated for January 2020.
The extensive renovation will encompass all 338 luxury guestrooms and suites, including their bathrooms. These changes will enhance the property’s classic charm while offering an updated redesign and modern conveniences.
Amara Singapore Unveils Premium Executive Rooms
Amara Singapore unveiled 27 Premium Executive guestrooms, along with a refreshed gym and a pool bar on level six. This marks the beginning of the hotel’s rejuvenation project, in which the remaining guestrooms and public spaces in Amara Singapore will be progressively refurbished.
From the use of a neutral color palette, complemented by clean lines, natural timber flooring and bespoke furniture, the new guestrooms reflect the brand’s design ethos of timeless aesthetics whilst emanating cozy, welcoming vibes, according to the company. All rooms feature a movable desk with lockable castors, providing a mobile and flexible workspace for the corporate traveler. The large bathroom with white marble finishes features a walk-in glass shower enclosure with a rain shower, vanity top and ample storage spaces.