Tennis-Star Venus Williams Designs Two Stylish Presidential SuitesDecember 13, 2012
Venus Williams won’t just kick anyone’s behind in a game of tennis, as she’d probably do the same in a competition for designing stylish condos. InterContinental Miami has recently unveiled a couple of presidential suites designed by arguably the best female tennis star to ever walk the planet herself.
In addition, the luxury hotel will also be introducing an all-new culinary concept, as well as extensive renovations within the establishment’s key areas to render a significantly enhanced look and feel for guests to enjoy.
The athlete’s firm, V Starr, has done an outstanding job with designing the two 3,300 square-feet presidential suites. Naming their masterpieces The Metropolis and The Royal Palm, Williams and her crew had the units built two-levels high. Both developments included a master bedroom, dining room, living room, multi-media room, and an expertly furbished kitchenette.
Each suite showcases a theme that makes them unique to one another. The Metropolis has been built in such a way that allows it to give-off an urban vibe, which is further enhanced by its color theme comprised of gray and tan.
The Royal Palm, on the other hand, is completely different with its tropical, Floridian design that’s emphasized with hues of yellow, orange, and white.
These two units, which is actually the tennis player’s first hospitality project ever, is only a small portion of InterContinental Miami’s massive renovation scheme with an estimated budget of over $30 million. Developments which have already reached completion include a signature restaurant – Toro Toro – created by world-renowned chef Richard Sandoval.
Other notable improvements include a 19-story “digital canvas”, which projects images of the hotel onto Miami’s night skyline.
“When our guests walk through the doors of the new InterContinental Miami, they will be stepping inside a hotel that captures the pulse of this city. Miami’s brand evokes international style, arts and culture, luxury lifestyle, and an urban sophistication,” says Rober Hill, General Manager of the InterContinental Miami.