By John Bell
Renovations Scheduled For Completion in Spring 2016 For Re-Opening as a Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts Property
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, FL—NOVEMBER 17, 2015—Malcolm Berg and his award winning design firm E0A, Inc., have been selected to create the interior design of the new Guy Harvey Outpost Beach Resort, schedule to debut in the Spring of 2016. Formerly the Holiday Isle Resort, the 152-room property will feature the adventure lifestyle of Guy Harvey, a world renowned marine artist, documentarian, underwater explorer, marine scientist and conservation advocate.
The resort’s new design concept, according to Berg, “is about new discoveries, about finding the unexpected, about looking beneath the surface to find new perspectives.” Adds Mark Ellert, president of Outpost, “Malcolm is the new voice of design. He’s deconstructing traditional hospitality design, replacing it with the synthesis of art, architecture, technology and cultural narrative that we refer to as social design.”
The project scope entails a complete renovation, including the resort’s registration building, meeting spaces and the poolside bar. Berg said plans call for “lightening up the feeling of cramped compartmentalized public spaces, creating more connectivity to the outdoors and encouraging a carefree, respectful, nature-loving lifestyle as embodied by Guy Harvey.”
The Guy Harvey Outpost Beach Resort, St. Augustine Beach will join the company’s Signature Collection brand The other Guy Harvey Outpost Signature resorts are located in St. Pete Beach and Islamorada. The Guy Harvey Outpost Beach Resort St. Augustine is owned and managed by affiliates of Tampa based, HI Development.
About Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts
Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts is based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The company’s Signature Collection properties operate under the Guy Harvey Outpost brand name, with Signature resorts currently in Florida’s popular destinations of St. Pete Beach and Islamorada. Expedition Collection properties are boutique sized hotels and lodges in remote international destinations that offer superior service and amenities. Member hotels enjoy access to Outpost marketing and its reservation system and on-line booking engine. Expedition Properties include three in the Bahamas: Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour at West End and the Green Turtle Club and Blackfly Bonefish Lodge, both in the Abaco Islands and Hotel Playa Media Luna in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Through the company’s GHOFish program, Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts promotes scientific angling expeditions, tournaments and charters. Expedition Outfitters an invitation-only collection of top-of-class dive shops and guided or charter boat fishing outfitters.
Company co-founder, Dr. Guy Harvey, is a marine wildlife artist, marine scientist and conservation advocate. Known widely as the “John Audubon of marine art”, his depictions of marine life have been reproduced in prints, posters, t-shirts, jewelry, clothing, and other consumer items. Harvey is also a very vocal and active champion for marine conservation, having established the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University of Fort Lauderdale, Florida as well as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, an organization that funds marine conservation research and educational initiatives. www.guyharvey.com