Monday, December 28, 2009

Design of Pool Suite at Jumby Bay

Image by Don Riddle

All Plans copyrighted by MCM Architects 2009 All Rights Reserved

Pool Suites have a private courtyard entry, which when you open the gate there is a direct view through the room out to the water. The Suite consists of a large living room with tall ceilings and a separate bedroom. The bath and dressing area have an over sized shower, all of which opens out onto a private courtyard with an outdoor shower and soaking tub. These courtyards have curvilinear walls to soften the perimeter and expand the sense of space around the building walls. A large covered outdoor terrace overlooks a private pool. All rooms at Jumby Bay have a direct view of the ocean.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Design of Courtyard Suite at Jumby Bay

Photo by Don Riddle

Plans copyrighted by MCM Architects 2009 All Rights Reserved

The rooms at Jumby Bay are designed as indoor and outdoor spaces. Each suite has a gated entry courtyard for privacy, an interior living and sleeping area, a covered outdoor living area, an outdoor sunbathing terrace and a private outdoor shower courtyard with soaking tub. The Courtyard Suite, shown here, are clustered in buildings with no more than three rooms each. The rooms, while air-conditioned, are designed to allow flow through ventilation to cool the rooms naturally for those guests that do not want to rely on air-conditioning.

The suites at Jumby Bay are more than just a hotel room with a balcony, they are four spacious private indoor and outdoor spaces for guests to enjoy.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The New Jumby Bay Resort Opens

MCM Architects designed the original Long Island Resort 26 years ago on a private Island 2 miles off Antigua, West Indies. The resort name changed to Jumby Bay and this year it was nearly totally rebuilt from the ground up. When we originally designed the resort in 1983 no one had any idea of who would come to such a remote location and how much they would be willing to pay. Over the years the Island evolved into one of the most exclusive resorts in the Caribbean, however, over the years the climate (not to mention hurricanes) took it's toll on the buildings and peoples tastes in resort environments changed. So the decision was made to tear down and build new.

The original Estate House remained along with 12 adjacent rooms. The beach restaurant and bar was extensively remodeled and expanded and 28 new suites built. The resort has re-opened this month after being closed for over a year during construction.

Jumby Bay is a Rosewood Resort