How Richmond International updated the Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados completed a renovation to the property’s lobby as well as 72 guestrooms and suites. London-based Richmond International led the renovation, drawing inspiration for its new design concept from the resort's beachfront location on the Platinum Coast of Barbados.

Fairmont Royal Pavilion’s lobby now has a small bar, as well as beachfront and Caribbean views. The pink hues already featured throughout the lobby were maintained, paying homage to the hotel's original terracotta.

For the renovation of Fairmont Royal Pavilion's guestrooms and suites, the new design concept highlights the property’s location. The rooms have sliding glass doors, giving guests views of the Caribbean and the beaches. New details were also added in the hotel's accommodations, including new lighting technology, flat-screen TVs, joinery and bar sets. Natural woods and tones were used to brighten interiors. Some rooms were also made flexible. For instance, Junior Suites have a curtain that can be drawn to increase guest privacy by creating two different areas within the same room.

New artwork is on display in the guestrooms and suites, primarily from three local artists: Barbados-born contemporary artist Sheena Rose, Llanor Alleyne and Stephanie Moore.

The renovation of the hotel's dining venues, including Taboras Restaurant, Palm Terrace Restaurant and the property's Beach Club, will be completed in summer 2018.

Kiaran MacDonald is the GM of Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda.