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design 101 hotel in the reefs Designing with the elements in Bermuda By Joy Gettis Challenge: David Dodwell, owner and developer of the Reefs Hotel & Club in Bermuda, wanted its residences, which are also in the rental pool, to be luxurious, yet comfortable. As he says, “It is important to us that our owners enjoy first-class furnishings and design that parallels the high standard of service and amenities our hotel “There is something to eat everything including the metals...” —Dan Nelson president Vision Design is known for.” Yet according to designer Dan Nelson, president of Dallas-based Vision Design, creating such luxury in the Caribbean environment is as challenging as it gets. “There is something to eat everything including metals,” he says. “Bermuda sits in the middle of the ocean with constant salt laden air.” Solution: Indoor/outdoor fabrics and tropical materials like bamboo and rattan, porcelain flooring, and aluminum window systems are baked with an enamel finish, and artwork is framed with specially sealed detailing. At the same time, the 19 two- and three-bedroom units, as well as the club room, reception, spa, and fitness center and pool have been meticulously designed to harmonize with the relaxed, slightly exotic Bermudian lifestyle. Pastel hues, rich fabrics, and mahogany furnishings are inspired by island landscapes. Expansive Above: Three views of the luxuriously appointed residences at the Reefs Hotel & Club in Bermuda. windows and sliding glass doors maximize the panoramic ocean views. Bubbled-glass countertops, beached-wood floors, and stone accents echo sand and sea foam. And gourmet kitchens feature a custom mahogany buffet outfitted with a wine refrigerator. The standout: “The bathrooms have been a great hit as they have totally retractable living room sliding doors that make it a wonderful indoor/outdoor space when open,” Nelson says. 18 fall 2011 www.newh.org tel 800.593.NEWH http://www.newh.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - Fall 2011

NEWH - Fall 2011
Contents
News
Who’s Who
Conference: Roundup
Sustainability: Competition
Icon of Industry: Harvey Nudelman
Design 101
Q&A
Have you Seen?
Product Know-How
On the Scene
Cover Story: Nielsen/Hospitality Design
Project: Hotel Five
Project: Azur West
Partner Profiles
New Members
Save the Date

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