From bigger toilet counter tops with illuminated mirrors to an extra self-importance with loads of retailers for styling instruments, Hotel Effie Sandestin in Miramar Beach, Florida, was designed with the feminine traveler in thoughts.
Sara Becnel, vp of improvement and basic supervisor of the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, a group Hotel Effie is positioned inside, stated in an electronic mail interview that the 250-room property, which opened on February 1, options “a feminine touch that reinforces attention to detail and quality that women strive for.”
“With women being the predominant travel planners in the household, we created a hotel that would encourage guests to not only visit the first time, but become lifelong guests,” she stated.
All of the general public areas and visitor rooms within the resort have design options developed with girls in thoughts, she stated. In addition to distinctive toilet facilities, rooms even have luxurious bedding, overstuffed pillows and throw blankets.
Becnel stated the resort additionally provides up nice facilities to feminine vacationers and all friends, one in all which is its rooftop pool and bar, which she stated is the one resort on the Emerald Coast with these options.
Given the resort’s distinctive location between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, Becnel stated Hotel Effie was designed with a “soothing coastal color palette” and “draws from the textures and tones of the dunes and the movement of water.”
“Sandy hues are prominent in the neutral envelope of the interior spaces while accents pull in the rich jewel tones,” she stated. “Our goal was to make Hotel Effie feel like it fit into the aesthetic of the destination … and still be new and fresh. We wanted to have a little bit of a Southern nod with a coastal flair, but not overly so.”
The plans for Hotel Effie referred to as for giant hallways, tall ceilings and many outside house, which imply few design modifications have been required due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Becnel stated.
The resort additionally options particular person HVAC techniques for every room, so air isn’t recirculated from room to room, she stated.
“To ensure the safety of our staff and guests, we added dividers at the check-in desks and hostess stands, installed hand sanitizer stations throughout the hotel, and encouraged social distancing by placing signage in areas where guests gather,” she added.
With the pool of vaccinated vacationers rising, Becnel stated Hotel Effie is seeing a robust inflow of vacationers this summer season and is seeing document numbers even throughout non-peak instances.
“We think that this is in part a result of our location, proximity to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, and plenty of outdoor spaces for guests to spend time with their favorite people in fresh air,” she stated.
Given this bounce-back in demand, Becnel stated the pandemic has taught her the vacation spot is resilient.
“The area as a whole saw an increase of 20% for winter travel based on numbers from the Walton County Tourist Development Council, and that certainly helped us with an opening date of February 1, which is historically one of the slower months for visitors to the area,” she stated. “While it was never in the plan to open the hotel mid-pandemic, we also learned to prioritize the safety of our construction team, employees and guests. We were able to moving forward with precautions in place.”