Isabel Tragash helps redesign Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach will unveil a redesign of its 98 guestrooms and suites this fall. Imagined by Isabel Tragash of Miami-based STA Architectural Group and the hotel's ownership team Stephanie Trump and Deborah Yager Fleming, the new look is expected to add a “heightened level of modern elegance” to the resort located in Miami's Sunny Isles Beach neighborhood.

Acqualina's accommodations, which include standard rooms beginning at nearly 750-square-feet up to three bedroom suites spanning more than 2,300-square-feet, will be dressed in tones cued by the resort's oceanfront location. Hues of the tropics will be introduced to a palette of taupe, sandy tans and soft greys with hints of violet, brought to life with a collection of custom fabrics woven throughout the space.

Satin draping will frame windows and sliding glass doors that give way to oversized balconies with views of the resort's more than 400-feet of Atlantic oceanfront, the Intracoastal Waterway, or Miami's city lights. Sand-grey carpeting to represent the beach's sandy shore will also be installed.

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Each guestroom will have a selection of traditional furnishings in a deep ebony color, finished in a high gloss lacquer with inflections of bronze jewel tones, to contrast the muted fabrics. Accent pieces will be made available to define separation of spaces.

A bronze coffee table will become the centerpiece of the room's sitting area, bordered by a traditional wingback chair crafted from grey bouclé fabric with exposed buttons and lines. A custom sofa, also in a light grey shade, will be another aspect of the rooms. The sofa will have a pullout pillow-top mattress. The sleeping area will be highlighted by an upholstered headboard.

Outside of the newly updated guestrooms, a collection of amenities are available, including four dining options, such as AQ by Acqualina Il Mulino New York and Costa Grill. The resort also has four swimming pools and the Acqualina Spa by ESPA.

Acqualina Resort & Spa is located at 17875 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.

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