FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—Elegant Hotels Group’s west coast Barbados resort, Colony Club, will unveil a new look. The property will feature modern updates while maintaining its Bajan plantation home feel. The hotel will reopen on Oct. 1.
The concept focuses on relaxation, restoring mind and body, healthy eating, togetherness and minimizing impact on the local environment. Muted decor, soft lighting, natural wood and earthy tones convey the old-world feel, accentuated by vivid color.
Sunil Chatrani, CEO of Elegant Hotels Group, stated, “We have put a lot of thought into what added extras we can offer Colony Club guests without stripping away the essence of what makes it such a special place—it’s set to be stunning.”
All of the 46 Oceanview, Luxury Oceanview and Luxury Poolside rooms have been upgraded with a focus on preserving the residential plantation feel. The two-tone design blends with the Bajan-style coral stonewalls and whitewashed wood ceilings, and is complemented by custom-made wood furniture. This includes four-poster beds in most room categories, French doors opening onto private balconies or patios, and views of the ocean or lush gardens and tranquil pools.
Creating more space for socializing, the Laguna Restaurant features a new modern design continuing the original plantation home feel. At the al fresco environment, guests enjoy garden, pool and sea views. Laguna Restaurant uses the freshest local ingredients, some sourced from the Organic Garden, and offers healthy dining choices. The Laguna Bar serves organic teas and freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices by day, and traditional rum punches and house specialty cocktails by night.
The new Organic Garden hosts a variety of fresh herbs, fruits, vegetables and flowers, and its own tilapia farm pond, all used on menus and floral displays in the Laguna Restaurant. Starting late Nov. 2013, Colony Club chefs will host complimentary tours at the Organic Garden, and harvest seasonal produce for a cooking demonstration in the Laguna Restaurant.
Already using solar power for water and recycling glass/cooking oils, Colony Club uses new measures to minimize energy consumption, recycle and protect the environment, including the Organic Garden and more natural products in the rooms.