by Matt Alderton | December 20, 2017
The scenery in Barbados is breathtaking. Because it wants guests to enjoy the views inside as much as they enjoy the views outside, however, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation encompassing its lobby and accommodations, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announced yesterday.

Located on 11 acres and a half-mile stretch of beachfront, the resort has 72 guest rooms and suites, each of which has been updated with a new design conceived by world-renowned design agency Richmond International. Intended to create a seamless conversation between the island sites outside and the interior comforts inside, the reimagined rooms showcase Caribbean views through large windows and sliding glass doors; have new contemporary furnishings that were chosen for their low profiles that don't obstruct the views; and offer redesigned patios with day beds designed for luxe lounging. Along with natural woods and tones that have a brightening effect, the rooms also boast new lighting technology, new flat-screen televisions, and new bar sets.

In the hotel's pink lobby, there is fresh paint and new additions, such as a small bar attended by mixologists pouring locally-inspired signature cocktails.

Finally, there is new artwork on display throughout the property courtesy of three local artists whose work reflects the Barbados and Bajan culture: Barbados-born contemporary artist Sheena Rose, who's known for her multimedia works; Llanor Alleyne, who specializes in collage; and Stephanie Moore, whose work portrays the Caribbean's vibrant culture by layering bold colors on top of mono black forms.

"We are excited to welcome guests back and offer them a revamped and stylish experience at the newly renovated Fairmont Royal Pavilion and really showcase the vibrant and natural beauty of Barbados," said Kiaran MacDonald, regional vice president, Caribbean, and general manager at the resort's sibling property, Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda.

Unlike other popular Caribbean destinations, Barbados was unharmed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.