Meyer Davis tapped for $35M update on Peninsula Papagayo
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is getting a $35 million makeover as part of a larger-scale effort to transform Peninsula Papagayo, an eco-tourism destination in Guanacaste province. New York-based design boutique Meyer Davis Studio plans to bring a handcrafted approach to the project, integrating the resort’s indoor-outdoor spaces with the peninsula’s tropical landscape. Work is scheduled to start in August, and the five-star property is slated to reopen in December.
The new king bedroom design for Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica. Photo: Don Riddle
The designers say they will experiment with space, form, texture and light to develop a visual experience that celebrates the beauty of the peninsula, as well as the rustic coastal Central American lifestyle. In keeping with that concept, the new look will incorporate a natural color palette, elements from nature, indigenous art and locally sourced wood.
A redesigned, open-air lobby will be anchored by a new luxury retail concept. Accommodations, comprised of 181 guest rooms, suites and villas, will feature a residentially inspired aesthetic with new furnishings, natural colors, rich textures and woods, and such local elements as artisanal pieces and artwork. Project participants say the result will be a seamless visual connection to the resort’s flora, fauna and ocean views. In addition, the 15 one-bedroom Canopy suites, which are built into a hillside, will get new plunge pools. (The public pool area will also get an update, including new luxury cabanas.)
Three of the resort’s five culinary venues will be reimagined as part of the project. The signature restaurant will showcase a new farm-and-sea-to-table concept with a showpiece outdoor kitchen, while the lower lobby lounge will be redesigned as a space that can transition from a grab-and-go offering in the morning to a lounge/bar setting in the afternoon and evenings. A new Añejo bar and Library lounge will also be on tap.
The debut of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is part of a $100 million investment designed to transform the 1,400-acre Peninsula Papagayo. That undertaking is being led by Gencom, a Miami-based real estate investment/development firm.
In addition to the resort renovation, the first phase will include new amenities, adventure and cultural experiences, and a network of more than eight miles of nature trails.
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