Miami’s Art Deco history inspired Orchid Tower in JW Marriott Miami Turnberry

Turnberry Associates and Marriott International will reopen Turnberry Isle Miami (formerly part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection) as part of the JW Marriott portfolio in Winter 2018.

When it reopens, the property will be known as JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, complete with a new 16-story Orchid Tower comprised of 325 guestrooms. Designed by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, the tower will nearly double JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa’s overall capacity to 685 rooms and suites, with interiors led by design studio Champalimaud.

The interior design by Champalimaud was inspired by Miami’s Art Deco history, including clean, geometric lines coupled with classic designs and simple yet sophisticated details. An ivory color palette will be used throughout the project, with hints of blue and brown accents to reference the natural surroundings of the environment.

The Orchid Tower’s room types will include one king size bed, two double beds, one-bedroom suites, presidential suites, and a two-bedroom penthouse. All rooms will have views varying from the resort, golf course or ocean.

At the heart of each guestroom in the Orchid Tower, lacquer painted wood fluted paneling will be featured behind the bed to pay homage to the tower’s Art Deco influence. This will be accentuated by bed lamps designed to complement the panel’s sleek lines. Each guestroom will have a credenza inspired by a vintage dresser designed by mid-century Italian designer Gio Ponti, who was known for his seaside resorts in southern Italy. The credenza will have a rift cut white oak with a solid Caesarstone top surface and metallic accents of oil rubbed bronze at the hardware and legs. Each guestroom will also have in-room artwork from artists curated by DAC Art Consulting.

The bathrooms will have a contemporary design, including Alabama white marble walls and floors. There will also be vanity counter tops in Bianco Dolomiti classic marble with double sinks, shower with glass door and a custom vanity mirror with curved corners in an oil rubbed bronze frame, built in full length.

Photo credit: JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa