LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. – The Gettys Group, an award-winning global hospitality design firm, recently completed an exciting, top-to-bottom renovation of the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, as well as an interior design overhaul of the brand-new Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista in this unique dual-branded resort complex.
“Our inspiration draws from the vacation lake house retreats that spot the surrounding area,” said Lorraine Masch, design director of The Gettys Group’s Miami-based studio. Masch is a great fan of the Orlando area’s lake house culture. “It was important to us that guests, many of whom are families who return year after year, feel that the space is residential in style, cozy and welcoming.”
The shared lobby space is reenergized with a variety of seating zones and a revamped lobby bar for socializing. A fresh, neutral color palette accented with pops of vibrant turquoise, chartreuse and coral add a convivial, family-friendly touch. Distressed wood paneling, white granite, custom wood screens and bead board are a few of the finish details that have also been incorporated into the lobby spaces.
“The property already had beautiful millwork such as trims and columns that we were able to build off of,” comments Masch. “We used this as inspiration for incorporating the ‘garden’ theme, with items like a scrollwork garden screen in front of the marble check-in desk and faux boxwood trees that line the lobby’s entrance.”
The textures and patterns selected for the guest rooms and suites are reminiscent of those found in nature. Custom case goods and lighting, plush seating in neutral-toned upholstery fabrics, luxurious pillow-top bedding and modern bathroom fixtures are all just part of the numerous upgrades to the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista. A festive fireworks pattern finds its way into the carpeting lining the hotel hallways - a nod to the cheerful displays that guests can view right outside the hotel’s windows.
The 19-story Wyndham Lake Buena Vista features 232 guestroom accommodations, including seven parlor suites, 42 rooms with one king bed and 183 rooms with two queen beds. The Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista includes 394 guestroom accommodations comprising 330 rooms with two double beds and 64 rooms with one king bed. In addition, 25,000 square feet of function space, including a 12,000-square-foot ballroom and 21 function rooms, accommodate events of all kinds.