|JW Marriott Ihilani guestroom // (c) 2011 JW Marriott Ihilani|
Three WATG-renovated projects were honored in the Building Industry Association (BIA) Hawaii’s Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards 2011. The properties include JW Marriott Ihilani, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa and Orchid Suite at Halekulani.
The JW Marriott Ihilani guestroom renovation received the Grand Award in “Commercial Remodeling – Projects from 7,501-15,000 sq. ft.” category. The WATG Honolulu and Irvine interiors studios collaborated to upgrade the property and create a sophisticated and organic Hawaiian sense of place.
The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa received the Merit Award for “Commercial Remodeling – Project over 15,001 sq. ft.” with its 20th anniversary-inspired interior renovation. With this renovation, WATG brought the richness of Kauai indoors to create a revitalized interior.
The Orchid Suite at Halekulani won the Merit Award for “Commercial Remodeling – Projects under 5,000 sq. ft.” for the transformation of three beachfront suites into one Premiere Suite. The WATG design team incorporated the hotel’s lifestyle values with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening to private lawns and panoramic views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. The suite also features premium marble slab, mother of pearl accents, custom lighting fixtures and artwork and accessories. The Orchid Suite was featured in Elite Traveler’s “Top Suites of Hawaii” list.