FORT MYERS, FL (February 19, 2010) – Robb & Stucky Interiors has been awarded a Silver award in the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Awards Program. Selected from a field of international entries, Robb & Stucky’s design work at Bluegreen Corporation’s Casa Del Mar vacation ownership resort in Ormond Beach, Florida and the fractional Resort at MarinaVillage in Cape Coral, Florida were selected as finalists in the Resort Architecture and Interior Design categories. The top award winner will be announced at a Gala held in conjunction with ARDA’s annual convention in Las Vegas on March 17.
Robb & Stucky is one of North America’s largest home furnishings and interior design companies and highly respected for its design work with hospitality properties.
The Casa Del Mar Resort was a finalist in the Refurbishment category. Robb & Stucky’s senior designer Ron Nowfel, IDS, directed design work on a portion of the 118-unit high-rise property. Explains Nowfel, “We are understandably delighted to learn that we had been selected for this prestigious award. The Casa Del Mar Beach Resort was originally built as a hotel in the 70s. Our goal was to transform it to modern standards adding a sophisticated, timeless look. We accomplished this by custom designing and manufacturing a major portion of the furnishings to fit the differing unit sizes.”
A 30-year veteran designer, Nowfel has been designing hospitality properties for Robb & Stucky for the past decade and has worked on resorts from Scotland to Scottsdale. Amy Coslet, ASID, was also a designer on the Casa Del Mar project.
Robb & Stucky’s additional ARDA design prize was awarded in the Common Area category for their work at the Resort at MarinaVillage, a 19-story fractional and whole ownership property located within a $150 million waterfront resort complex. Led by Design Consultant Jan Wallace, the design team was responsible for all common resort areas including the lobby, with a unique two-story water feature and sweeping staircase as well as the check-in area, hallways, ballrooms lobby area, owners’ lounge, gym, and outdoor pool bar. Wallace has been an award-winning designer with Robb & Stucky for nearly three decades.
Commented Dan Lubner, President Resort Division for Robb & Stucky Interiors, “This was our first year to enter this competition; we are extremely pleased and honored by this important recognition from ARDA.”
Founded in 1915 in Fort Myers, Florida, Robb & Stucky Interiors is an internationally respected interior design and premier furnishings retailer with 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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