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A Couture Collaboration

14.09.23

After an exquisite transformation at Calabash luxury boutique hotel in Grenada by IK Architecture, George Banns surveys the results.

On the lush, tropical island of Grenada, sits the Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel; five-star all the way and the pinnacle of boutique luxury on this Caribbean idyll. With such a reputation to uphold, undertaking the journey to bring modernity to the Penthouse and Superior Deluxe Suites, was no small feat.

This transformative task was entrusted to IK Architecture, cosidered a ‘beacon of creativity’ in Caribbean architecture. The team were keen to ensure every facet of the renovation stayed true to the hotel’s distinctive identity, and the result

speak for themselves: a harmonious blend of classical opulence and contemporary ingenuity that pays homage to the existing design while introducing striking sculptural elements. The design unfolds with accent wall mouldings and panelling, an ode to the iconic grandeur that defines the residence. Modernity steps in, with sculptural furniture; each piece, a work of art that meshes variety and practicality.

Neutral textiles, stone, marble and wood form a symphony of textures that resonate throughout the space. The design’s cohesive and balanced nature owes itself to a light and neutral colour palette that envelopes each suite. This thoughtful choice bestows an air of uncluttered elegance, inviting guests to bask in the richness of the space.

A significant strategy in bringing the vision to life, was the off-island procurement of contemporary furniture, sculptural lighting fixtures, luxury stone flooring and bespoke cabinetry. Key to enhancing both functionality and aesthetics.

This dedication to perfection was exemplified by the tight construction timelines that were met through precision scheduling – a true testament to the team’s commitment to excellence.

IK Architecture’s expertise has breathed new life into the Penthouse and Superior Deluxe Suites, embodying the essence of indulgence and innovation. This is a transformation worth experiencing – where time-honed distinction meets contemporary style.

www.ik-architecture.com

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