Studio Piet Boon tapped to lead design for Half Moon Bay Antigua

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PRISM Magazine
Nov 07, 2018
Half Moon Bay, ANTIGUA
Half Moon Bay, ANTIGUA

Caribbean interior design will set the stage for ultra-luxury enclave on ANTIGUA

Half Moon Bay, Antigua (October 24, 2018) – Replay Destinations, a fully integrated destination development company, has appointed Studio Piet Boon, an international design studio, as lead designer for Half Moon Bay Antigua, the first new resort and real estate development of its kind in the Caribbean.

Acclaimed for award-winning luxury hotel and residential projects in Europe and the United States, the Amsterdam-based firm will lead the overall architectural and interior vision for the Rosewood Residences, as well as the interior design for the new Rosewood Half Moon Bay, set to take shape on 132 pristine acres surrounding one of the world’s most celebrated beaches. In collaboration with Caribbean firm OBMI, the architect for the Rosewood Half Moon Bay, Studio Piet Boon will introduce a new understated contemporary design by layering the sensibilities of traditional Caribbean architecture with a modern and distinctly environmental aesthetic.

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Studio Piet Boon’s portfolio is comprised, amongst others, of AIRA Residences in Kuala Lumpur, Huys at 404 Park Avenue South and 101 Wall Street in Manhattan New York; as well as custom homes and beach villas in destinations spanning Paris, Amsterdam and the Caribbean. Studio Piet Boon conceptualized the exterior and interior design concept for multiple hospitality projects varying from the international award-winning restaurant The Jane in Antwerp Belgium and Andaz hotel in Seoul South Korea, to the Park Hyatt Hotel Hanoi in Vietnam and the Alon Hotel Las Vegas. Established in 1983 by Dutch designer Piet Boon, the company’s distinctive design sensibility has also extended into custom furnishings, fixtures and many other interior related products.

“Studio Piet Boon brings tremendous value to this endeavor by capitalizing on their international sensibility and innate understanding of the Caribbean landscape to reimagine the interior spaces of Rosewood Half Moon Bay and the Rosewood Residences in a way that has never existed before in the Caribbean,” said William Anderson, CEO of Half Moon Bay Antigua. “Conceived and orchestrated by a masterful team of designers and rooted in Caribbean history, Half Moon Bay Antigua will redefine the Caribbean paradigm by introducing a new level of ultra-luxury that will resonate with our discerning international clientele. Through our collaboration with Studio Piet Boon and OBMI, we will bring to life what we believe to be the first resort of its caliber in decades.”

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Recognized for an ability to balance functionality, aesthetics and individuality into one-of-a-kind design experiences, Studio Piet Boon will blend the structures with the area’s verdant surroundings. Emulating a design that reflects the lush locale, both the aesthetic of the Rosewood Residences and the interiors of Rosewood Half Moon Bay will represent a contemporary interpretation of the Caribbean vernacular utilizing a natural palate and materials with colorful accents. Set to open in 2021, Rosewood Half Moon Bay will feature 47 pavilion-style suites and will be flanked by a collection of Rosewood Residences, each thoughtfully designed, showcasing unobstructed ocean views, private infinity plunge pools, hammocks, open-air baths and shower gardens with live orchid walls that blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. Studio Piet Boon will employ a natural design palate that will flow seamlessly from the resort to the residences connecting each experience to one another and to nature. Open concept layouts and immersive living elements throughout the development will reinforce the natural beauty of Half Moon Bay.

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“Half Moon Bay presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create something enduring, and I am honored to help shape the future of this magnificent place,” said Piet Boon. “It is an inspiring landscape that truly embodies all that is beautiful in the West Indies, from the crescent-shaped white sand beach and lush tropical plant life to the rocky bluffs and panoramic views. All of these natural elements allow us to provide experiences at Half Moon Bay Antigua that capture the island’s redefined effortless luxury as well as evoke a sense of timeless elegance.”

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With origins dating back to the 1600’s, Antigua has enjoyed a rich and storied history. The site of the new Half Moon Bay Antigua development was previously home to the iconic Half Moon Bay Resort, built on Antigua back in the 1950’s. The resort was frequented by notable names like Audrey Hepburn and Elton John, helping to establish Half Moon Bay as a global celebrity hot spot. With 3,200 feet of coral sand, Half Moon Bay Antigua is internationally lauded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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