Philpotts Interiors

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Fairmont Orchid

Kohala Coast, Hawaiʻi, HI

An elegant five-star hotel needs to stay on top of its game because its discerning clientele are well-versed in luxury. Philpotts Interiors was hired to refresh and rejuvenate the Fairmont Orchid’s Gold Floor guestrooms and suites to keep pace with the expectations of today’s traveler. Clean, contemporary lines with the brand’s strong traditional references give the rooms the feeling of being firmly grounded in the past, yet somehow modern. Guestrooms were elevated to a demanding international standard while reminding the visitor they were vacationing on a tropical island.

Subtle, textured fabrics and wall colors give the guestrooms a quiet elegance. Modern, circular framed mirrors, upholstered headboards with textural weaves, smoked glass lamps and upgraded lighting fixtures, a streamlined desk and desk chair and rattan occasional seating help carry the fresh theme and give the rooms a strong “sense of place.” The mixture of materials, exotic woods, and stone and metal finishes give a sense of richness to these contemporary tropical interiors.

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