WESTIN TURTLE BAY RESORT AND SPA
The Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa is designed around the concept of terraced water – the buildings appear to float above the turquoise pools. Terraced decks and level changes create areas of intimacy. The planting palette is limited to plants and materials that are overtly tropical and bold. The water elements provide a visual connection to the sea as the different areas of the resort are defined by features or pools that surround them. The eye is drawn from the main building along a central axis across the large water feature to the ocean and horizon. Earthy, natural materials combine with Mauritian lava rock cladding on the exterior of the low-key buildings. The lava rock is repeated in the landscaping along with pebbles, timber and concrete, to create a contemporary rustic feel.