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 Lounge 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 Lounge, 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 Lounge, 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.