Renaissance Marina Hotel

This design project focused heavily on evoking a sense of place, playing off the resortís location in the islandís cultural center of Oranjestad and incorporating indigenous elements for a result that is distinctly Aruban. All the Marina Hotelís 297 guestrooms received a contemporary residential feel, with design cues referencing that of a custom yacht. Guests will be treated to a soothing palate of rich woods, silvery creams, off whites and splashes of aqua that balance the natural colors of Arubaís crystal clear sea and sparkling sands. Natural materials like hemp rope will mix with the polished contemporary style of oiled wood and white lacquered panels.

An L-shaped sofa at the roomís entrance wraps the wall to the headboard of the bed and nightstands. Gone are the standard dresser, desk and chair, and in their place are cozy spaces designed with couples in mind Ė ideal for lounging, dining or just kicking back and taking in the view. The rooms are well suited for relaxing at any time of the day, with the addition of sheer layered drapes and thoughtful positioning of the bed closer to the window, maximizing daylight and creating nighttime drama with indirect lighting. Closet interiors will be lined with vintage island postcards, further evoking local spirit. Sleek, modern bathrooms reinforce the design concept, incorporating simple, yet elegant materials like polished nickel, porcelain tiles, white quartz counter tops, backlit mirrors and rain-style spa showers.

The features that have made the Renaissance room product synonymous with comfort will remain, such Renaissanceís revive bedding featuring , down comforters, sheeted duvet covers, thicker mattresses with plush toppers and fluffier pillows. Rooms also incorporate large LCD televisions and complimentary wireless internet for Marriott Rewards Members.Sign up today...it's free!