Decorating & Design

January 25, 2016

See A Star-Studded Caribbean Resort’s Chic New Look

Even if you’ve never been to the luxe One&Only Ocean Club, you’ve definitely seen it — maybe when Daniel Craig was running around shirtless in one of the resort’s villas in Casino Royale or when celeb gossip blogs reported Beyoncé and Jay Z love vacationing there? But even without the potential for celebrity run-ins, its pastel pink façade, lush landscaping and stunning ocean views make the 77-year-old property the ideal spot for an idyllic beach vacation — though its recently renovated Hartford Wing is a huge design win, and might make you consider never leaving your room!

A collaboration between New York City-based architect and interior designer Jeffrey Beers and British design consultants HKS Architects, the redesign was inspired by the colors of the Bahamas and Jeffrey’s desire to bring residential comfort to the upscale hotel. Each of the wing’s 52 rooms now boasts more space, a beachy new palette and a chic, modern take on relaxed island living. The redesign also included a revamped center courtyard, which Jeffrey says feels like, “a private garden for each of the rooms. It’s the kind of space where you might enjoy a coffee in the morning, or read a book, or meet some friends.” The last piece of the reno is a new infinity pool, which sits between two of the Ocean Club’s restaurants and overlooks the hotel’s white sand beach.

Click through for a tour of the newly revamped Hartford Wing’s best design moments.

Author: Stacy Lee Kong