FORT MYERS, FL (January 25, 2010) — Robb & Stucky Interiors, one of North America’s largest home furnishings and interior design companies, has recently completed the interior design, custom manufacture and installation of furnishings for a unique property with ownership opportunities being offered in both fractional and whole ownership.
With interiors designed by Robb & Stucky, (www.RobbStucky.com) construction of the 19-story The Resort at MarinaVillage at Tarpon Point Marina was recently completed and officially opened with a gala ribbon-cutting celebration in mid-November. Developed by Grosse Pointe Development Company, Inc., the $150 million resort complex is the first waterfront resort in Cape Coral, Florida.
Located within the 147-acre planned use development of Tarpon Point Marina, The Resort at MarinaVillage rises majestically above the Caloosahatchee River. The Shops at MarinaVillage are located along the promenade overlooking the 175-slip deep-water marina and will be open to the public. Parking is available in the adjacent six-story parting structure.
Robb & Stucky directed the total interior design for 184 two- and three-bedroom units at the Resort at MarinaVillage, ranging from 1,235 to 2,195 square feet in size featuring master suites, grand rooms, guest suites and private dining terraces. Work included turnkey furnishings, bedding, window coverings, artwork, accessories and kitchenware. Additionally, the design team, led by Design Consultant Jan Wallace, assisted in the design of the common areas, ballroom, and lobby, with a unique two-story water feature.
According to Bob Hensley, CEO of Grosse Pointe Development, Inc., “Designing fully-furnished upscale interiors that accommodate the needs and desires of demanding homeowners of both fractional and whole ownership residences was a challenge we were confident Robb & Stucky was capable of handling. Not only did they create custom-designed furnishings, finishes and accessories specifically for our property, resulting in a ‘Florida chic’ design style, they also coordinated every aspect of the manufacturing, shipping and installation process, relieving us from potential headaches associated with such a complex project.”
Added Hensley, “Since both the fractional and whole ownership units are being sold completely furnished and to an upscale market, having the right company to handle the interior design work was an integral element to our success. We selected Robb & Stucky because we have used them in the past and they always exceeded our expectations. We also chose them because of their impressive credentials and experience with fractionals, their understanding of the shared-use concept and the expectations of this special market.”
Commented Dan Lubner, President of the Resort Division of Robb & Stucky Interiors, “Because of our vertical integration, we were able to custom design and manufacture the perfect product for this property. We are honored to offer our unique services to Grosse Pointe Development and look forward to working with them again in the future.”
The Resort at MarinaVillage is being managed by Fort Myers-based SunStream Hotels & Resorts with both fractional and whole ownership guests enjoying full usage of the resort’s amenities including concierge and spa services, room service, and access to a resort-style pool, spa and deck. Gary Locke is the General Manager for the property and the Director of Hospitality Operations for SunStream. He adds, “During the entire design and installation process, the Robb & Stucky design team was extremely well organized, methodical, and flexible in adjusting to our changing needs. The staff was most conscientious and easy to work with. Our initial guests tell us that they are truly amazed and delighted at the style and beauty of the furnishings in both the rooms and common areas.”
Tarpon Point Marina features a 175-slip deep-water marina, three luxury high-rise buildings, custom estate homes, as well as coach homes with residences priced from $400,000 to over $7 million. Fractional ownership of the resort residences is available starting at $74,000 for a 1/12 (four-week) share. Upon completion, Tarpon Point Marina will have 976 single-family homes, condominiums, park homes and lake-view residences.
About Robb & Stucky Interiors
Founded in 1915 in Fort Myers, Florida, Robb & Stucky Interiors is a nationally respected interior design and premier furnishings retailer with showrooms in Florida, Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Costa Rica as well as nine Robb & Stucky patio stores and one of the nation’s largest team of licensed interior designers. In 2009, the company was named an Alliance Partner for the internationally respected Preferred Hotel Group, providing interior design services for Preferred Hotel Group’s 700+ member hotels, resorts and fractional properties in more than 70 countries. The Interval International vacation exchange company recently named Robb & Stucky to its prestigious Interval Affiliate Advantage program, making its design services available to Interval International member resorts. For more information, visit www.RobbStucky.com
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