Palm Beach, Florida – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine
Striking a serene, spa-inspired sensibility that suits both the sophistication and natural beauty of its oceanfront locale, celebrated Canadian interior designer Brian Gluckstein is at the helm of a total transformation of the guestrooms and suites at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. Gluckstein, who last year won rave reviews for his design of a new Spa at the resort, once again draws on a soft palette of sea-glass colors, infusing the resort’s 210 guestrooms and suites with a clean, contemporary look. The renovation is well under way and scheduled to be completed in time for Christmas 2010.
“The change is dramatic, yet consistent with the timeless feel of the new spa and lobby of the resort” said General Manager Kathleen Horrigan. “It’s the style of décor our guests would choose for their own ocean-front homes,” she said, noting residential touches such as plush, comfortable seating and artwork evoking the sea’s rhythmic tides. In keeping with the ocean themes of the Spa, the new rooms feature modern Art-Deco style custom furnishings in colors that mirror the changing hues of the sea, sky and sand; “iced slate”, “seafoam”, “cirrus” and “soft fern” are just a few of the names for the luxurious fabrics. Maple credenzas and nightstands finished in a special blend of colors and faced with a glaze called “seashell”, contribute to a light, airy look.
Gluckstein created spaces that are a restful oasis, while emphasizing the views. The renovated bathrooms feature separate tubs and shower stalls, with pale ivory marble throughout and ivory, taupe and white mosaic floor tile from Greece reminiscent of seashells on the beach. “As with the Spa, my approach was to create restful spaces inspired by the Resort’s ocean-front setting, intimate nature, and residential style. Guests of Four Seasons Palm Beach think of it as their home and my objective was to bring an elegant beach house aesthetic to the rooms,” said Gluckstein.
Amongst interior designers, Brian Gluckstein is known for combining casual sophistication, comfort and understated elegance. His designs grace public spaces such as the model residences at the new Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, the Windsor Arms Hotel and private residences across North America. His retail lines include home furnishings and accessories sold throughout Canada.