J W Marriott, Phuket, Thailand

with 250 rooms and 120 luxury villas, the J W Marriott on Mai Kao Beach opened in the early 2000s.  This mixed-use destination resort features a long section of golden sand beach facing the Andaman Sea, three pool areas and is nestled in a coconut plantation.

As concept designer I worked with local artist and landscape architect Bill Bensley to create a unique and beautiful sense of place for this destination resort.  The interior design was by John Lightbody of Abacus Design, and both combined local materials and artisans to maximize an exotic sense of escape.

Typical buffet bar

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