HOSPITALITY Coastal and Mountain Resorts
FOUR SEASONS GRENADA GRENADA
THE PENINSULA CALIFORNIA
PUNTA CHIVATO MEXICO
FOUR SEASONS HUALALAI HAWAII
KONA VILLAGE RESORT HAWAII
THE ARRABELLE COLORADO
LIFT ONE COLORADO
WINTER PARK COLORADO
FEATURED PROJECTS The Arrabelle Vail, Colorado
Winter Park, Colorado
Four Seasons Grenada
Punta Chivato Baja Sur, Mexico
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Beverly Hills, California
Four Seasons Hualalai
Kona Village Resort Hawaii
Other Significant Hospitality Projects Wuksachi Village
Punta Candelero Resort + Spa
Cayo Largo Resort
Canyon Village Lodging
Sequoia Nat. Park, California Keystone, Colorado British Columbia, Canada Grand Canyon Nat. Park, Arizona
Copper Mountain, Colorado Ontario, Canada Donnelly, Idaho
Humacao, Puerto Rico Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Bahia de Tela, Honduras Riviera Maya, Mexico
Colina del Sol
Los Barriles, Baja Sur, Mexico
Haikou, Hainan Island, China
Wuhan Haushan EcoCity Resort Wuhan Hubei, China
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Kajima Estate Community Karuizawa, Japan
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom
Hengqin Island, Guangdong China
Vacations release us from everyday patterns and can provide some of the most unique and exotic memories of a lifetime. To successfuly create such lasting impressions, hospitality destinations must strike a balance of comfort and connection, luxury and adventure. As landscape architects, we work with our clients to sculpt the backdrop of the visitor experience and create an effortless connection to place and culture with uncompromising attention to their comfort and enjoyment. Our purposeful design reveals and reinforces the essential character of place, creating fulfilling and authentic experiences around the world.
ARTESANA SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE . MEXICO DHM provided design services for the Rosewood Hotel arrival experience including landscape, hardscape and water features at the porte cochere and the primary access street, Calle Nemesio Diez. The street is a beloved public space for the residents of SMA and the proposed improvements were politically important for the approval of the project. One of the goals of the project was to blend the streetscape edge into the resort so it becomes part of this very historic community. Design details were inspired by the rich history of art and design in SMA and the streetscape incorporated fountains, street furnishings, sidewalks, and a public pocket park. DHM worked closely with a resident botanist to improve the health and appearance of the existing street tree canopy, and with the architectural team for a rich and elegant arrival experience.
5 ACRES PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
UNESCO World Heritage Site Public Use Areas / Park Streetscape Design - 1 km Street Frontage Porte-Cochere / Hotel Entry Planting Design / Furnishings / Fountain
Bald Mountain Mexico Rosewood Hotel
ARTESANA MEXICO 07
COURTYARD ARTESANA MEXICO 09
STREETSCAPE ARTESANA MEXICO 11
FOUR SEASONS GRENADA GRENADA, WEST INDIES Encompassing over 200 acres of the Mt. Hartman Estate, The Four Seasons Grenada was to be the country’s premier resort and an exclusive destination for the West Indies. While with another firm, VCDG, Marc Diemer led this project from the outset, including overall project visioning, master planning, architectural character development, and site design for all resort areas including the Arrival Village, hotel core, hotel residences, spa, golf course, beach club, marina, and exclusive private residences. The master plan and placement of site elements takes advantage of the site’s topography, spectacular views, and the varied native landscape, while protecting ecologically sensitive zones such as the coastal mangrove habitat. The master plan identifies the Grenada Dove Sanctuary, a preserved habitat for the endangered national bird of the Grenadine Islands. Currently, DHM Design is working closely with the Mt. Hartman estate’s owner and development team on an updated master plan that includes several world-class resort components as well as a host of additional economic development projects, such as a new National Hospital, a waste treatment facility, solar energy generation, and an environmental research center focused on global warming studies. The development
200 ACRES PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
Visioning / Master Planning Sustainable Development National Hospital Waste Treatment Facility Environmental Research Center Architectural Character Development Hotel Residences, Spa, Golf Course, Beach Club, Marina
Cinnamon 88 and Mt. Hartman Estate Ltd.
PROJECT TEAM VCDG (prior to 2014) DHM Design (2014 to present) HKS Hill Glazier Studio Milo Olea
Eastern View : across The Dove Sanctuary and peninsula to Hog Island
Mangrove Habitat Environmental Research Center New Bridge to Hog Island Beach Club Hog Island Dove Sanctuary
SITE PLAN FOUR SEASONS GRENADA 15
HOTEL ARRIVAL VILLAGE PLANNING PRINCIPLES CARIBBEAN VERNACULAR The arrival village displays an appropriate regional character that seamlessly blends into Grenadaâ€™s built environment. INTIMATE SCALE A memorable, comfortably scaled village is achieved with loosely clustered buildings that define outdoor plaza spaces and pedestrian pathways with views to water. In order to create a charming village feel, the specific number of programmed uses is secondary in importance to the critical number of separate buildings needed to achieve a feeling of density and proximity. The occupiable spaces between the buildings give the village its sense of density, pedestrian scale, charm, and mystery. RESPONSIVE TO THE LAND Buildings and plazas step with grade for optimal views, to minimize site walls and to create visual interest remininscent of charming hillside fishing villages such as those found along the Mediterranean. Lush, tropical plantings throughout reinforce the tropical island setting and provide wonderful strolling gardens.
SITE CHARACTER FOUR SEASONS GRENADA 17
ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER TROPICAL ELEGANCE The integration of traditional Caribbean roof forms and materials with white washed masonry walls, richly stained wood windows and shutters, with natural dark stone exposed foundation results in a regionally appropriate architecture that is relaxed, welcoming, and refined. INDOOR / OUTDOOR LIVING Blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces with open, breezy architecture that responds to the tropical climate with trellised walkways, ample shade, and integrated garden spaces.
Traditional Grenadian scalloped wood shingles
Scalloped Wood Shingles Natural Gray Finish
Deep overhangs and shutters provide cooling and strong shadow lines
Rich Woods: Stained wood windows, shutters, exposed rafters, and interior floors
Trellised walkways and flowering vines for shade
White Masonry Walls
Steep pitched roof forms consistent with Caribbean architectural vernacular
Indigenous dark volcanic stone foundations and white- washed masonry walls
Coral Stone Pavin
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BEACH CLUB CONCEPTUAL ILLUSTRATION
CULTURAL INTEGRATION CULTURAL OVERLAY Create an environment that is uniquely Grenadian by integrating the countryâ€™s distinct culture into the built environment. INTEGRATION OPPORTUNITIES Introduce native culture into resort design. Provide settings within the resort for festivals, local arts and crafts events, markets, music and dance.
GRENADA LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS NATIVE LANDSCAPE Grenada’s volcanic geology ranges from high mountain peaks to low relief coastal periphery. This dramatic landscape supports complex plant biomes organized by elevation, from sub-tropical forests to coastal scrub woodlands. Careful consideration will be given to the resort’s introduced plant palette in order to achieve a seemingly “natural” transition from tropical broadleaf evergreens to the existing dry forest. TRANSITIONAL LANDSCAPE Grenada’s transitional landscape is used as design inspiration for the resort. Just as the native plant colonies transition from high elevations to low, the design character of the resort’s built environment also transitions from more refined, richly detailed architecture at higher elevation to a relaxed, rustic Caribbean character at the beach.
Tall Canopy Trees & Mosses
Dense Wind-Blown Thickets of Trees and Low Shrubs
Very Dry Areas Dominated by Cacti & Agaves
Dense Thickets of Mangroves & Other Salt Tolerant Plants
Critical Marine Nursery in Shallow Coastal Water
Supports Extraordinary Diversity
Rainforest to Montane Thicket
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THE PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA With one of Southern Californiaâ€™s most desirable addresses, The Peninsula Beverly Hills looks and feels like an exclusive private residence built in classic Renaissance style. The hotel is built around an inner garden courtyard, which provides privacy for each of the garden suites, as well as being an internal focal point for the hotel. Completing this 5-Star luxury hotel was a technical challenge, as all outdoor areas are on-structure. Marc Diemer was the project manager and designer for a recently completed renovation that included extensive upgrades to the rooftop pool, paving, plantings and furnishings. Design features include marble mosaic tile work, a new rooftop dining terrace, and living green-walls.
2 ACRES PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
Rooftop Pool / Patio Pavings and Mosaic Tiles Living Green Walls and Rooftop Plantings
Probity International / Peninsula Hotels
Completed by Marc Diemer while at VCDG
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THE PENINSULA CALIFORNIA 29
GREEN WALLS, FURNISHINGS, + GARDEN COURTYARD
ELEGANT DETAILS THE PENINSULA CALIFORNIA 31
PUNTA CHIVATO BAJA PENINSULA, MEXICO DHM is the lead planner for a 2,200 acre resort in the heart of the Baja Peninsula on the Sea of Cortez. The vision for Punta Chivato is a six star eco-lux resort with pockets of development surrounded by the native serenity of Baja’s landscape. The final project will include a 36-hole golf course and private clubhouse, 1300 marina casitas and villas, 900 hotel rooms, a beach clubhouse, and 100,000 square feet of commercial development. DHM is also working on plans to enlarge an existing runway into an international airport, and proposing improvements to a nearby town for future employees of the resort.
2,200 ACRES PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS Master Planning : 36 Hole Golf Course 1,300 Villas and Marina Casitas 900 Hotel Rooms 280 Lots 100,000 Sq. Ft. Commercial Development
PROJECT TEAM DHM Design POSS Architecture + Planning Bryan Gonzalez Vargas & Gonzales Baz The Verano Group Casey O’Callaghan CONURBA Ricardo Castro Juarez
SITE ANALYSIS PUNTA CHIVATO BAJA MEXICO 35
SITE PLAN PUNTA CHIVATO BAJA MEXICO 37
Kingâ€™s Pond is akin to a giant aquarium. Carved out of natural lava rock, it contains over 75 species of freely swimming tropical fish.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALALAI HISTORIC KA’ŪPŪLEHU, HAWAII The Four Seasons Hualalai is a world-renowned destination resort. On March 11, 2011, the Japanese tsunami devastated much of the pristine beachfront and resort amenities. The restoration that followed provided an opportunity to further enhance the resort, including the Beach Tree Restaurant. During its renovation, Marc Diemer collaborated with local architects to create a Hawaiian beach house atmosphere. Guests are invited to relax in custom Adirondack chairs on the expansive deck or dine beneath the 16-foot vaulted ceilings. Improvements to the unique King’s Pond included rustic Koa wood shade structures and swim platforms.
800+ ACRES PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS Restoration
Ocean / Beachfront Restaurant Poolside Improvements Spa / Spa Garden
MSD Capital / Four Seasons Resorts
Completed by Marc Diemer while at VCDG HKS Hill Glazier Studio
BEACH TREE RESTAURANT
Famous for its unique style of barefoot elegance, the Beach Tree Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hualalai offers its guests picture-perfect sunsets and ocean views.
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WAIEA SPA GARDEN
The new spa garden at The Four Seasons Hualalai was designed to be the ultimate relaxation and therapeutic experience, with understated elegance and a high level of finish on all built elements. The Waiea (Water of Life) garden includes a lava rock water feature, pebble water walk, Koa wood arbors and furnishings, lava rock paving and lush plantings throughout. Treatment rooms were designed to be serene indoor / outdoor garden experiences and include Japanese wood tubs and custom fixtures.
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WAIEA SPA GARDEN + THERAPEUTIC PEBBLE WALK
KONA VILLAGE RESORT KA’ŪPŪLEHU, HAWAII Originally developed in the mid-1960’s, Kona Village Resort has been a yearly destination for a loyal, family-oriented, multigenerational clientele for over 45 years. The 2011 Japanese tsunami caused significant damage to the property, necessitating an extensive reconstruction effort to the established resort. Design work focused on overall planting improvements, site planning for new guest hales, new family and adult pools, and the refurbishment of beloved resort features such as the famous shipwreck bar. The design vision is to restore Kona Village as the premier Five-Star cottage-style Hawaiian resort while preserving the casual elegance and rustic character that has appealed to guests for generations.
82 ACRES PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS Visioning, Site Planning
Guest Hales Family and Adult Pool Design Poolside Bar
CLIENT Kona Village Resort
Completed by Marc Diemer while at VCDG MSD Capital
SITE CROSS-SECTION KONA VILLAGE RESORT 51
SITE PLAN KONA VILLAGE RESORT 53
CONCEPTUAL RENDERING KONA VILLAGE RESORT 55
THE ARRABELLE VAIL COLORADO Anchored by The Arrabelle Hotel and Condos, the new Lionshead creates an experience to match the award-winning ski resort. The architecture and streetscape serves as an urban counterpoint to the Bavarian Village feel in â€œOld Vailâ€? along Bridge Street. In keeping with this urban character, special emphasis has been placed on the design and quality of architectural finishes, pedestrian spaces, paving materials, light fixtures, wayfinding signage, and other site furnishings. With an ice rink, fire ` places, easy ski hill access, and some of the best apres-ski options in Vail, the Arrabelle has become a very popular winter destination. Summer amenities such as fountains, interactive water features, and seasonal shade structures have been incorporated to make this a year-round hub of activity.
6 ACRES PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
81 Room 5 Star Hotel / 79 Luxury Condos 32,000 Square Feet of Retail Ice Rink and Spa 3,500 Square Feet of Skier Services 2 Story Underground Parking Garage
Vail Resorts Development Company
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Fireplace and Balcony Custom Fountains Fireplace and Built-in Seating
Ice Rink and Event Space
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LIFT ONE ASPEN COLORADO This project encompasses approximately 3.5 acres at the base of Aspen Mountain which includes the original, historic Lift One. Beginning as a partnership between the City of Aspen, the Aspen Ski Company, and two hotel developments, DHM provided planning, design and graphic support to a 27 person citizenâ€™s committee throughout a six month public process (COWOP), participating in weekly meetings, design charrettes, and presentations. As the COWOP process evolved, two separate projects emerged, South Aspen Street Townhomes and Lift One, both of which retained DHM Design for landscape architecture services, and continued through a series of land use applications resulting in approved development plans for this highly visible site. Along with the addition of several luxury suites stepping up towards the base of the ski lift, historic buildings will be preserved and renovated into a ski museum and employee housing. The design preserves and integrates the Historic Lift One Park into the site alongside other public amenities, such as an apres-ski venue, poma lift, ` and park improvements.
3.5 ACRES PROJECT GOALS
Landscape Architecture Public Process Facilitation Master Planning : New Express Lift Aspen Ski Museum Base Area Public Improvements Base of Aspen Mtn. Lift 1A Lodging
Roaring Fork Mountain Lodge
DHM Design City of Aspen Planning Department POSS Architecture + Planning Robert Schultz Consulting Vann and Associates
DEANE STREET PEDESTRIAN WAY
VIEW TO BASE AREA
WINTER PARK COLORADO Intrawest Placemaking asked DHM Design to assist them with refinement and implementation of the master plan for the redevelopment of the Winter Park base village. DHMâ€™s directive as planner and landscape architect was to help realize the potential for the base area, including a new resort village. This pedestrian village is the anchor for the base area at Winter Park with shopping, dining, and outdoor entertainment and recreation areas all served by a day skier parking garage. The village is closely linked to the Fraser River corridor as a natural attraction and amenity, creating both a natural and urban experience for resort visitors. DHM Design was also responsible for site planning and design of several condominium projects within the base area, as well as outlying parking, cabriolet connections, and master planning for lower density residential areas.
8 ACRES PROJECT GOALS
Cross-valley Cabriolet 6 Hotel Condo Buildings Retail & Dining Village Skier Services Day Skier Parking Transportation Center
Intrawest Placemaking & Resort Operations
RETAIL + DINING VILLAGE WINTER PARK COLORADO 75
SKATING + FIRE PAVILION WINTER PARK COLORADO 77
Published on Dec 17, 2014
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