Design Continuum, Cooper Carry eye 2020 completion of Sandestin Hotel

Sandestin Investments is working with Design Continuum, Inc. (DCI) in the design of the new Sandestin Hotel in Florida, a property slated to be completed in April 2020. DCI worked with Sara Becnel, the vice president of development, to conceive the interiors of the property.

According to Stephanie A. Boyd, associate and senior designer of DCI, the design team aimed to create an elegant yet approachable space that both captures the community’s culture and charts its progression. Design-wise, the property takes inspiration from its  coastal location, sandy limestone floors and a palette of natural textures.

The interiors will be highlighted by bold chartreuse. Linear grained grey wood will be utilized throughout the property, paired with linen and mixed maritime metals, as displayed in the lobby pilasters with large-scale sconces. Patterns in the floor will echo dunes and water when hitting the shore, grounded by cleft-face stone slab walls.

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There will also be reflective, illuminated elements – like the feature wall at reception – that will play against the textured mix of materials in the front desks, topped with lanterns. The light fixtures will be inspired by naval lamps, elevated with crystal and glass accents.

Highgate will manage the newly developed hotel. 

Celebrity chef Hugh Acheson will develop the hotel’s culinary offerings, including a three-meal restaurant, a rooftop pool bar and in-room dining. 

The Sandestin Hotel is being constructed by Batson-Cook.

Cooper Carry is the architect for the hotel project.

Other amenities in the property will include a spa and a fitness center, and over 20,000 square feet of meeting space including a 13,000-square foot ballroom, contiguous to the over 30,000 square feet of existing meeting space at Baytowne Conference Center.

Photo credit: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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Inspired by the history of the property, the overall design maintains the originality of the existing building while adding new amenities.