One of W’s newest getaways is located on the little known island of Vieques, located eight miles off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico. Accessible only by plane and ferry, this 52 square mile island exhibits pristine beaches, excellent snorkeling and diving sites, wild horses and the phenomenal bioluminescent Mosquito Bay.
The design team took the island’s rustic vibe to heart and set out to create a connection between the island’s simplicity and W’s contemporary design style. The team was tasked with renovating an existing 150 room resort development into a W Retreat & Spa. As the site designers, specific tasks achieved were reorganization of the exterior circulation, design of two distinct pool experiences, selecting the vegetation palette which reflected local coastal planting, the design of an intimate fire-pit outside the great house bar, and the design of an outdoor dining deck. learn more »
This project was completed while under the auspices of EDSA.