Press > AHEAD Awards: Rosewood Little Dix Bay Shortlisted

AHEAD Awards: Rosewood Little Dix Bay Shortlisted

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AHEAD is a global celebration of hospitality experience and design. The awards are dedicated to the relentless pursuit of the exceptional, recognizing design in all its forms, and the guest experiences created in hospitality projects worldwide.

The shortlist for AHEAD Americas 2020 has been announced. In the Resort Hotel category, Rosewood Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands has been shortlisted.

Completed in January 2020, the renovation and redesign of the resort was led by New York designers, Meyer Davis alongside lead-architect OBM International on behalf of CTF Development and Rosewood Hotel Group.

Inspired by its supreme setting with architecture positioned to follow the lines of the landscape, lead architecture firm OBMI modernized the resort’s suite accommodations and new Reef House restaurant while focusing on resilient design solutions, while the property’s new design by New York-based design team Meyer Davis evokes a relaxed yet refined sense of luxury, carefully curated to both highlight and harmonize with the island’s endless natural beauty.  Drawing inspiration from the eccentric and playful era in which the resort was built, while concurrently incorporating Rockefeller’s original vision of “earth in balance,” the unique resort celebrates the energy of the 1960s in a contemporary, eco-friendly manner with the footprint and structures of the property remaining the same.

“Over the last four years, the OBMI and Meyer Davis teams have worked diligently to illuminate the spirit of sophisticated island living, all while honoring the resort’s illustrious legacy,” said Andreas Pade, managing director of Rosewood Little Dix Bay. “Each piece of the property’s new guest suites and design has been thoughtfully dreamt up, and expertly realized, to evoke a sense of laid-back luxury. We are proud to officially introduce the reimagined retreat to heritage guests and first-time visitors alike.” 

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 10 June.

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https://www.aheadawards.com/americas/2020/shortlist


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Press > OBMI Listed a Top Coastal Architect

OBMI Listed a Top Coastal Architect

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OBMI is pleased to announce that Ocean Home magazine has once again named OBMI as one of their coveted Top 50 Coastal Architects. The Ocean Home Top 50 is a selection of leading coastal architects spanning the United States and the Caribbean chosen by the magazine’s editors whose work celebrates the art, science, and spectacle of architecture.

True to the selection’s criteria, OBMI is widely recognized for designing outstanding classic and contemporary residences in some of the world’s most spectacular oceanfront locations including the Caribbean, Middle East, and Europe.

As leaders in coastal architecture, OBMI’s success is demonstrated through our long history of creating exceptional, beautiful spaces for our clients to live out their dreams, including notable residences such as Villa Katsura, Casa del Cielo, Poseidon’s Perch Villa, Longtail House, and Bayhouse Villa.

Drawing on decades of experience, we understand how to optimize the benefits of tropical environments and approach each project with responsive design strategies, the latest innovations, and technical expertise to deliver design solutions that are authentic to their location, environmentally responsible, and financially successful.

Our experienced team of passionate design professionals recognizes that every project is unique and appreciate the importance of listening to our client’s dreams in order to transform those dreams into a built reality.

With architecture studios around the world and local experts on the ground, we take immense satisfaction in designing these three-dimensional objects that become part of the fabric of people’s lives - it's our passion, and we have been proudly doing this over 80 years.

The award Top 50 Coastal architect winners will be featured in the October / November issue of Ocean Magazine as well as on social media and marketing collateral.

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Press > OBMI Part of Team Awarded Bermuda Airport Design

OBMI Part of Team Awarded Bermuda Airport Design

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Representatives of the Bermuda Government, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), Aecon, and Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited joined together to officially break ground on the new 277,300 sq. ft. airport terminal and announced OBM International as one of the four local firms awarded Bermuda airport design contracts.

In the redevelopment project for Bermuda's L. F. Wade International Airport, OBMI will be responsible for both the architecture and landscape architecture, working with Aecon to review and provide input on the design development of the new passenger terminal. As the principal liaison in Bermuda between the design and construction teams, OBMI will ensure all conditions of the planning permissions are adhered to.

“Local expertise is invaluable in every project and we’re delighted to be working with these Bermudian firms,” said Frank Ross, Aecon’s executive director of infrastructure.

“Having worked with them during the design phase, we know the local talent that they can bring to the table. We’re happy to have them as partners as we begin the construction phase of the project.”

The construction phase of the project is expected to last until the first quarter of 2020.

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Press > OBMI Signs on for Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills

OBMI Signs on for Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills

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OBMI Selected as Lead Architect for Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills

OBMI was selected as lead architect for the Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills, in Egypt. The firm revealed the final design concept of the 160-room luxury hotel, which features uninterrupted views of the Giza pyramids.

OBMI draws design inspiration from the country’s rich heritage and cultural influences. "Egypt offers a perfect canvas for us to create a timeless yet contemporary resort that greatly incorporates regional materials and historic traditions," says OBMI CEO Doug Kulig. "Our holistic approach reflects the principles of sustainability as well as our dedication and attention to the sensitivity of local customs."

OBMI’s design also calls for luxurious rooms and suites of the Egyptian skyline, spa, golf clubhouse, lobby lounge, all-day dining room, poolside grill, two specialty restaurants, grand ballroom, two swimming pools, health club, and shisha terrace.

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Press > OBMI Selected as Lead Architect for Ritz-Carlton Cairo Hotel

OBMI Selected as Lead Architect for Ritz-Carlton Cairo Hotel

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OBMI Appointed as Lead Architects for The Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills in Egypt

OBMI, the leading international architectural design and consulting firm specializing in master planning and hotel and resort design, will be the lead architects for The Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills, in Egypt. As the principal designers, the luxury architecture firm revealed the final design concept of the 160-room luxury hotel, featuring magnificent uninterrupted views of the great pyramids of Giza.

Keeping true to OBMI's signature approach to sustainable design, the architects drew inspiration from Egypt's rich heritage and cultural influences, to create a modern resort capturing the region's mystical aura and unique architecture.

Regarding the firm's design program, OBMI's CEO Doug Kulig, expressed, "It is our privilege to lead such a remarkable project in one of the world's most iconic destinations. Egypt offers a perfect canvas for us to create a timeless yet contemporary resort that greatly incorporates regional materials and historic traditions. Our holistic approach reflects the principles of sustainability as well as our dedication and attention to the sensitivity of local customs."

According to Kulig, OBMI’s vision will be felt throughout various architectural elements such as the hotel’s metal columns, designed to resemble the structural elegance of the papyrus plant, and the introduction of various water systems, inspired by ancient irrigation canals settled along the Nile Basin.

Set to open in 2012, the hotel will also include a state-of-the-art 840-square-meter grand ballroom, a junior ballroom, boardroom for conferences and receptions, two swimming pools, health club, shisha terrace, spa, and Golf Club House.

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Press > OBMI Selected for Top-End Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa in the Canaries

OBMI Selected for Top-End Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa in the Canaries

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Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa by OBMI in Gran Canaria

OBMI was selected to design the luxurious Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Powered by OBMI’s extensive experience in architectural design and planning of resort destinations and communities, the team of architects will oversee every detail of the project’s design process, from conceptual design to the working drawings. As a 5-star, 160-room world-class hotel, Pasito Blanco will feature a full-service spa, several bars and restaurants, three pools, and a rooftop lounge.

The primary design goal for Pasito Blanco is to create a stately and majestic visual impact by allowing the structure to cascade down a hillside and gradually descend to the coastline’s rocky cliffs. Incorporating multiple levels, detached villas, sweeping docks, pools and patios, OBMI will integrate the natural contours of the land, to establish a dynamic flow throughout the entire resort.

“We are honored to have been awarded the Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa. There is a true sense of discovery in this magnificent project as we create a design that responds to the island’s early settlements and old town style,” said Doug Kulig, CEO of OBMI. “We are also thrilled to be working with Theo and Gregor Gerlach of Seaside Hotels, as they are a remarkable development team, who have made a significant impact on the resort industry in the Canary Islands.”

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