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n the heart of the West Indies, within Montego Bay’s elite enclave of Rose Hall, the private sanctuary of The Palmyra Resort & Spa is being dressed with its final finishes. With architecture and design inspired by the vibrant island culture, The Palmyra is setting a new luxury standard in resort creation by incorporating the latest in modern conveniences with the natural beauty of its location. Each of the residences is carefully positioned to capture the unique views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, featuring generous balconies to extend the living space outside, allowing residents and guests to fully enjoy the wonderful climate. I

St. Lucia and several Starwood Luxury Collection and Ritz-Carlton hotels, as well as the new Tiger Woods Dubai, a residential community boasting the world's first Tiger Woods-designed golf course.

Says Joseph Andriola, vice president and principal of SB Architects; “The wonderful climate of Jamaica has afforded us many opportunities to create outdoor living spaces ranging from private courtyards with individual plunge pools in the estate villas and penthouses to large wrap around terraces with direct kitchen connections in many of the residences. Generous balconies and open framed roof areas extend the living space outside and enhance outdoor living for residents by allowing full use of the additional space.”

Many of the architectural cues have been taken from the British colonial architecture of Jamaica’s past and the development provides an integrated mix of structures and landscaped spaces, woven together to create an elegantly relaxed resort environment. Beaches, pools, gardens and amenities create wonderful recreational spaces for the residents, who will be able to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle that rivals the best resorts in the world. Says Andriola; “The size of the overall development has allowed us to design public amenity buildings that are generous in scope and diverse in location such as an oceanfront restaurant, a magnificent Club House and a very exclusive spa facility.”

Designed by Florida based SB Architects, The Palmyra’s exterior has captured the timeless, grand tradition of British colonial architecture and is designed to incorporate the style, spirit and scale of its surroundings. The Palmyra Resort & Spa encompasses a private village of one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums, penthouses and three-bedroom villas built in a tropical village setting.

Finishes Andriola; “We are truly excited to be a part of this project. As designers, it affords us with the opportunity to create not only a luxurious residential product but also a true resort village with a large variety of building types and scales, a rich mix of outdoor spaces and a range of dramatic views.”

Masters in the art of creating luxury communities, SB Architects has specialized in the design of high-end hospitality destinations and vibrant, livable residential and mixed-use communities for almost 50 years. Their portfolio includes a wide range of projects such as Miami’s Fisher Island, Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, Raffles


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