Rockwell Group in hotel guestroom renovation

Phase one and two of the Belvedere hotel in Greece complete.

The New York based Rockwell Group, having completed the first phase of the renovation of the Belvedere Hotel in the summer of 2007, has just announced the successful completion of phase two.

By creating three prototype guest rooms of the 48-room boutique hotel, the design will be used as the model for the other rooms on the property, as well as the hotel restaurant and pool.

For all of the spaces, Rockwell Group wanted to reflect the hues and materials of Mykonos and the Aegean, creating spaces that would transform from day to night.

"The design of the Belvedere Hotel echoes the land and seascape of the surrounding town of Mykonos and the Aegean sea. The materials and design elements used in the three-level Hotel restaurant and bar and the adjoining pool area are inspired by the Aegean sea," said David Rockwell founder of the Rockwell Group.

The three prototype rooms consist of the standard room (70ft2), the junior suite (130ft2), and the Belvedere suite (197ft2), where each room aims to offer a different level of luxury based on the concept of the hotels surroundings.

"Every opportunity to provide panoramas of the scenery was used, from the terraces of the guest rooms and the Matsuhisa Restaurant, for example. In the Standard Rooms, the Junior Suites and the Belvedere Suites, we used classic Mykonian materials of marble and plaster, mixed with natural materials such as hammered metal, and carved rosewood. Hues of whites, warm tans and greens reflect the Mykonian and Aegean land, and seascapes outside,"? said Rockwell.

"Each one of the Belvedere new generation rooms are also filled with aquamarine accents of curved walnut closets with sophisticated storage space, hand-cut marble mosaic with integrated housing for candle lighting, crystal ice marble surfaces and textiles with sensual textures and colors that are highlighted by the extraordinary Mykonian light.

"The crystal ice marble floorings incorporate stainless steel inset details that catch light and glow at night. The white Mykonian wood ceiling blends nicely with the plaster walls and integrates discrete spot lights together with some theatrical light fixtures,"? he added.

The main public areas refurbishment is scheduled for completion by May 2009.

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