The news is out! Last night, Hospitality Design magazine hosted the 2015 HD Design Awards Ceremony in New York City, and Malliouhana, An Auberge Resort received top honors as the year’s Best Resort.
This year, winners were chosen from among the largest crop of project entries ever – 560 entries spread over 20 categories. According to Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, Editor-in-Chief of Hospitality Design, “it reminded me that the industry is back in full force and that luxury is on the rise, as those categories were among the most entered.”
Built 30 years to the day before the grand reopening of the newly invented resort, the original Malliouhana was once the epitome of chic. Before the hotel could be re-opened as the newest property in Auberge Resorts’ collection, it required a top-to-bottom overhaul. Auberge Resorts turned to SB Architects and TAL Studios to carry out the re-design, maintaining the glamour of the iconic property while ensuring that all aspects of the property and resort experience met Auberge’s brand standards.
Within the hotel’s signature white structures, the team opened up the interiors to connect to the endless views, connected the entire journey through the resort to views of the sea, re-imagined the resort’s indoor/outdoor experience through a complete re-design of the terraced restaurant, and re-invented the aging pools to create a thoroughly modern series of infinity edge pools. A thoroughly chic interior palette deftly complements the sophistication of the white architecture.