Tag : Resort Design

Our Resort Design projects bring us particular pride at the J. Banks Design Group because we know that being able to get away from everyday life causes great excitement and our interiors enhance the experiences.

Resort Design

When we have news of upcoming or realized projects, we will file them under this tag to make them easy to find. Our most recent resort projects include the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach that was developed by Miami-based Key International. It is the only luxury resort on the city’s ocean shore, and one of only five beachfront properties with a resort designation under the Embassy Suites by Hilton flag. J. Banks Design Group was engaged to complete the interiors, including 175 guest rooms, 25,000-square-feet of meeting space and two restaurants.

We are also the interior designers of record for the Hotel Castello di Casole in Tuscany, Italy, which was ranked as Travel + Leisure’s #1 Resort Hotel in Europe and Top 100 Hotels in the 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards. We also received the 2013 Gold Key Award for Best Resort for this project, which is a Timbers Resort. J. Banks Design was contracted to renovate the dilapidated castle into a 41-suite hotel on a 4,200-acre estate located in Tuscany.

The existing structure consisted of nothing but ruins that had been part of the estate since the 10th-century. We were hired to work with the development team, including the architect and builder, to transform the ruins into a beautifully restored luxury five-star boutique hotel that would serve as the centerpiece of the historic 4,200-acre estate in true European tradition.

Our designs needed to capture authentic Tuscan interior design in an elevated and current manner that would appeal to both American and European travelers alike. It was imperative to fuse livable, residential elements into a perfectly functional hospitality operation. Our design vision centered around melding the magical views of the Tuscan countryside with gloriously appointed interiors, paying homage to old Tuscany. We are particularly proud of this historic project.

ribbon-cutting at the Embassy Suites in St. Augustine, the interiors and outdoor living spaces designed by the J. Banks Design Group

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine – Official Ribbon Cutting

The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Embassy Suites by Hilton, St. Augustine’s only beachfront resort, took place on January 17, 2019 and we were lucky to be on hand to celebrate.  Developed by Miami-based Key International, the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach is the only luxury resort on the city’s ocean shore, and one of only five beachfront properties with a resort designation under the Embassy Suites by Hilton flag.  J. Banks Design Group was engaged to complete the interiors, including 175 guest rooms, 25,000 square feet of meeting space and two restaurants.

J. Banks Design group at timbers kiawah ocean club grand opening

Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences Opening

Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences recently celebrated its grand opening and J. Banks Design Group President Joni Vanderslice, along with team-members Laura Page Bischofberger, Blake Pettit and Victoria King, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.  As Interior Designers on the project, J. Banks Design Group wanted to create a new design vernacular that adds a contemporary twist to the traditional beach resort.

monterey peninsula country club 9th hole

Monterey Peninsula Country Club

The course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club is nationally recognized as one of the top in the nation and is an absolute source of pride for its members. Located in Pebble Beach, California, the authentic Spanish colonial design of Monterey Peninsula Country Club is true to tradition in everything from the terra cotta tiles to the color scheme to the lighting.

inspiration board for the landings club renovation created by j banks design group

The Landings Club

The Landings Club on Skidaway Island near Savannah, Georgia, is a private luxury golf club dedicated to serving members with an active lifestyle and resort-class amenities in a vacation setting. J. Banks is working with the club on a full renovation of the Franklin Creek pool area, a partial renovation of the Oakridge Fitness Center, and a newly built Marshwood Clubhouse.

mayacama club renovation by j banks design group illustrates the firm's prowess in hospitality design

Mayacama Villas Sonoma County

Nestled in the hills of northern Sonoma County, California, not far from the charming town of Healdsburg, Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley near Santa Rosa. Mayacama is a rare and remarkable experience centered around a grand clubhouse and a championship Jack Nicklaus signature course ranked among the top 100 in America.

timbers kiawah ocean club project by j banks design group, a hilton head-based hospitality interior design firm

Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences

Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences is the newest addition to the Timbers Collection. The first Private Residence Club to be built oceanfront on Kiawah Island in South Carolina. J. Banks Design worked with Timbers Kiawah to design the 3-bedroom residences and 4-bedroom penthouse homes, clubhouse and pool restaurant. We have created a new coastal look for Kiawah Island, that is reflective of the exterior with expansive views.

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