Bluecoast unveils furnishing for Westin Playa Bonita

Bluecoast completed furnishing for the new Westin Playa Bonita in Panama. The company was chosen by Design Atelier to provide custom furnishings for the tropical property, one of the latest additions to the Westin collection.

Bluecoast worked with Design Atelier to deliver a seamless design concept from the lobby to the guestrooms. The design inspiration came from the coastal location of the property, which is one of the only Panama City hotels with a sandy beach front. To achieve a beach-inspired aesthetic, Bluecoast designed custom woven resin armchairs, loomed wicker desk chairs and sofas and ottomans with a wood base.

Bluecoast also designed furnishings for the Westin’s restaurants, including custom side chairs for Asiana and Tierra del Fuego, barstools and lounge chairs with beech wood frame for the Oasis bar and woven resin armchairs for the Pacifica restaurant patio. Bluecoast's use of sustainable materials is in line with the Westin brand’s focus on eco-sensitive design and practices.

Set on the coast just outside Panama City, the Westin Playa Bonita opened in January 2012. This 611-room high-rise houses the largest conference and banquet facility in the country. Located near the city on one side, the rainforest on the other, and fronted by the Pacific Ocean, the Westin Playa Bonita offers full resort services just steps away from Panama’s urban culture as well as its natural treasures.

At the end of 2012 Blue Leaf Hospitality and Coast to Coast Designs, two of the hospitality industry’s biggest suppliers of casegoods and seating, joined forces to form Bluecoast.

Design Atelier is a multi-cultural, highly creative, full service interior design firm in the San Francisco Bay Area that specializes in hospitality and high end residential interiors.

Westin operates over 180 hotels and resorts worldwide.

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