Studio Duggan, leading interior designers, have completed the refurbishment of 16 suites at the Dart Marina Hotel & Spa in Dartmouth. The brief was to revamp the 16 bedrooms and en-suites in an existing wing of the hotel, creating a luxurious, contemporary and supremely comfortable look and feel.

The new luxurious bedrooms are located over three floors of the Dart Marina hotel, occupying just over 1000m2 and took approximately eight months to refurbish. Studio Duggan collaborated with celebrated interior designer, Virginia Fisher (synonymous for her interiors in some of New Zealand’s leading lodges) and created an elegant but subtle interior design scheme with a touch of eclecticism, to create an inviting home away from home for the hotel’s loyal patrons.

With breathtaking views of the Dart Marina, the well-appointed bedrooms have a boutique-styled, relaxed vibe. The addition of some seriously opulent finishes; such as the resin bound faux snakeskin TV cabinets and bespoke horsehair benches, by John Boyd, elevate the suites to the height of luxury. Some slightly more rustic, handmade elements, such as the oversized metro tiles, knotted carpets and paper beside pendants create a wonderful juxtaposition.

“I was thrilled that Studio Duggan was appointed on the prestigious Dart Marina Hotel refurbishment. Working collaboratively with another designer was previously unchartered territory for the Studio, but the outcome was a huge success and couldn’t be happier with the results.” says Tiffany Duggan, design director at Studio Duggan.

With new, sumptuously-styled boutique hotel rooms, supremely comfortable beds dressed in crisp white linen, The Dart Marina Hotel & Spa is a place where it is easy to unwind and offers the kind of rejuvenating sleep only experienced when breathing in fresh sea air.