Elegant Hotels Group's west coast Barbados resort Colony Club unveiled its new look. Located at Platinum Coast, the Colonial-style resort’s renovations included the addition of modern updates while maintaining its Bajan plantation home feel. The new concept focuses on relaxation, togetherness and minimizing impact on the local environment. Muted decor, soft lighting, natural wood and earthy tones convey the old-world feel.
Creating more space for socializing, the Laguna Restaurant has a new modern design continuing the original plantation home feel. At the al fresco environment, guests enjoy garden, pool and sea views. Laguna Restaurant uses local ingredients, some sourced from the Organic Garden, and offers healthy dining choices.
The new Organic Garden hosts a variety of herbs, fruits, vegetables and flowers, and its own tilapia farm pond. Starting late this November 2013, Colony Club chefs will host complimentary tours at the Organic Garden, and harvest produce for a cooking demonstration in the Laguna Restaurant.
All of the 46 Oceanview, Luxury Oceanview and Luxury Poolside rooms have been upgraded with a focus on preserving the residential plantation feel. The two-tone design blends with the Bajan-style coral stone walls and whitewashed wood ceilings, and is complemented by custom made warm-wooded furniture. This includes four poster beds in most room categories, French doors opening onto private balconies or patios, and views of the ocean or gardens and pools. The rooms also have new amenities including flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations and free Wi-Fi for all guests. All rooms have natural bath and body products, and in-room fitness amenities, including personal yoga mats and in-room fitness channel. Meanwhile, Luxury Oceanview rooms or One Bedroom Suites feature Nespresso machines and a range of local organic teas, as well as locally-created aromatherapy scents.
Already using solar power for water and recycling glass/cooking oils, Colony Club uses new measures to minimize energy consumption, recycle and protect the environment, including the Organic Garden and more natural products in the rooms.