LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort has partnered with waldrop+nichols studio – a leading luxury hospitality and interior architecture and design firm known for delivering an aesthetic enveloped in refined luxury – to execute the resort’s renewal.
The transformation will be inspired by the natural elements surrounding the resort, and will incorporate luxurious new guest rooms in the Gulf Tower, a reinvigorated lobby, and a striking new look for its ignature restaurant, BALEEN.
“A quiet temperament of relaxed luxury was the aesthetic motivator,” explains Andrea Waldrop, vice president of waldrop+nichols studio.
“LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort has natural charm, stunning ocean views and an easy-going attitude. The design needed to respond with pared-back yet elegant natural materials and a sophistication sans pretense that offer guests a calming and subtle environment connected to nature.”
The resort’s signature restaurant, BALEEN, will house a four-foot wide sculpture reminiscent of a whale bone designed by Barcelona artist Sophie-Elizabeth Thompson.
Famously known for Naples fine dining, the restaurant will also reveal new finishes of textural wicker, natural shell stone, and cerused oak paneling.
Guests who choose to stay in the Gulf Tower, featuring endless views of the Gulf of Mexico and private balconies to view the famous Naples sunsets, will enjoy new oversized, organic patterned area rugs, four poster beds with Floridian-patterned textiles, unique photography, and a canvas oil art collection.
Well-appointed bathrooms will introduce new backlit vanity mirrors and silver trimmings throughout.
The current renovation is part of a property-wide refresh, as the resort recently completed a $6m renovation of the Beach House, resort beautification updates, new sustainability initiatives, and the introduction of a gourmet coffee bar in December 2016.