In the Cayman Islands, the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa has completed the first phase of a two-phase renovation.
The property now has a new lobby with panoramic views, new design palette inspired by the colors of the Caribbean, and an expanded freshwater pool and swim-up bar. The $50 million top-to-bottom renovation will continue this 2017 with the redesign of the resort's 343 guestrooms and suites, which will debut in August.
GS4studios of West Palm Beach, Fla., drew inspiration from the natural elements of water, sky and earth, and sourced a variety of eco-conscious materials to emulate the surrounding environment of the eight-acre beachfront resort.
The lobby area now has a neutral color palette, natural, linear sand-tone wood plank flooring, organic columns, and planes of soft, undulating curves on the ceiling above that conjure images of the ocean waves. It also has panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea.
The redesigned freshwater swimming pool has a restyled swim-up bar that has views of Seven Mile Beach.
Also renovated were the Cayman Coffee Exchange, as well as the resort's fitness center and retail outlets that now have modern design married with Caribbean influences.
Looking ahead, the second phase of the resort renovation will proceed from May to August with the refurbishing of guestrooms and suites, including guest bathrooms.