New York, NY (December 19, 2017) – Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados has put finishing touches on an exciting renovation, revealing significant enhancements designed to ensure a welcoming, comfortable and thoroughly luxurious experience for guests. Launched in August and wrapped up right on schedule in mid-November, the multimillion-dollar project, led by internationally renowned design agency Richmond International, included a complete transformation of the hotel lobby and each of the 72 guest rooms and suites. London-based Richmond International drew inspiration for its new design concept from the resort’s enviable location directly on the beach on the Platinum Coast of Barbados.
“We are excited to welcome guests back and offer them a revamped and stylish experience at the newly renovated Fairmont Royal Pavilion and really showcase the vibrant and natural beauty of Barbados,” commented Kiaran MacDonald, Regional Vice President, Caribbean and General Manager Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda.
A secluded gem on 11 acres of tropical beauty and a half-mile stretch of beachfront, Fairmont Royal Pavilion serves up the Caribbean in style with tranquil ambiance, gorgeous sea views, and a new creative take on world-renowned regional cuisine under Executive Chef Kirk Kirton, a local Barbadian who earned his chops at Michelin-starred restaurants in England before returning home. On-site activities engage sophisticated travelers throughout their stay, from non-motorized watersports to tennis on outdoor courts, and the not-to-be-missed Afternoon Tea served in the open air at Taboras restaurant.
A Welcome to Remember
Arriving guests of Fairmont Royal Pavilion are now welcomed into a newly enhanced lobby with distinctive enhancements, including a small bar attended by mixologists pouring locally-inspired signature cocktails,and more before beachfront and Caribbean views. The pink hues already featured throughout the lobby have been maintained, hearkening back to the hotel’s original terracotta, to ensure a memorable arrival experience for new and returning guests alike.
Accommodating in Comfort and Style
For the renovation of Fairmont Royal Pavilion’s guest rooms and suites, the new design concept intended to highlight the interaction between the island beauty outside and new comforts and design touches within. Views of the Caribbean and palm tree-dotted beaches are as captivating as ever, with uninterrupted perspectives through guest room windows and sliding glass doors and beyond contemporary furniture and furnishings that are at once unobtrusive, light and crisp.
The hotel’s accommodations have been further elevated by new functional details, including cutting-edge lighting technology, flat-screen televisions, state-of-the-art joinery, and dazzling bar sets. Natural woods and tones were used to brighten interiors, which have been re-arrayed to make best possible use of their space. For instance, Junior Suites are more flexible than before, offering a curtain that can be drawn to increase guest privacy by creating two different areas within the same room.
Of course, all guest rooms and suites within Fairmont Royal Pavilion offer fabulous views of the beach and the sea – especially upper-level rooms, from which guests can glimpse the waterline blending with the horizon. Whatever the level, all guest decks have been redesigned into “chill-out spaces” with furniture replaced with day beds for luxurious relaxation.
The Art of Display
The renovation also put new artwork on display throughout the guest rooms and suites. The hotel tapped into three local artists for works reflective of the beauty of Barbados and Bajan culture, including:
- Barbados-born contemporary artist Sheena Rose is renowned for her multimedia works and light-hearted and humorous take on Bajan culture and communication. Pieces on display throughout the hotel were chosen for their color and vibrancy, as well as for being instantly relatable to island locals and visitors alike.
- Llanor Alleyne takes inspiration from her Bajan surroundings and personal heritage, employing collage as an interesting contrast to the works of other artists featured on property. The resulting works, original and abstract, are wholly subjective, inspiring myriad interpretations by different viewers.
- The seemingly simplistic work of Stephanie Moore was selected for its representation of the rich and colorful culture of the Caribbean, ingeniously portrayed with mono black hues. Works reveal the authentic warmth, friendliness and openness of the Bajan people.
What’s next for the luxurious five-star beachfront address? The transformation of the hotel’s onsite dining experiences, including Taboras Restaurant, Palm Terrace Restaurant, and the property’s Beach Club, set for summer 2018.
About Fairmont Royal Pavilion
The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is an elegant and secluded hideaway that captures the warmth and style of a Barbadian home. Resting on the prestigious Platinum West Coast of Barbados, boasting an unrivalled half-mile long beachfront presence set amidst 11 acres of lush tropical gardens, this award-winning resort offers 72 unobstructed Oceanfront Deluxe Rooms and Beachfront Junior Suites plus a magnificent recently renovated 3-bedroom Sea View Villa. For discerning guests, the Beachfront Junior Suites and Sea View Villa experience includes exclusive amenities, including: an airport fast track service, a dedicated Butler, daily in-room amenities, and complimentary evening canapés.
The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is a magical oasis of luxury where the sand is soft and warm, people are welcoming, and exceptional cuisine abounds, offering hospitality fit for sophisticated travelers. The property boasts a dazzling array of leisure facilities and complimentary services including: daily afternoon tea served overlooking the Caribbean Sea, a weekly Manager’s cocktail reception, property-wide wifi, fitness room, tennis courts, garden tours, non-motorized watersports, and our spectacular swim with the turtle activities. Discover our secluded 11-acre beach front resort – a tranquil, enchanting retreat perfect for romantic getaways, memorable celebrations, and unforgettable holidays.
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