Last week in Capri, FIG (Fusion Interiors Group) won the ‘International Hotel & Property Award 2020’ for ‘Best Hotel over 200 rooms in the Americas & Caribbean’ for the extraordinary design of Club Med Playa Esmeralda, Miches, Dominican Republic.
The project, which is the largest 5 Trident Club Med in the world, is an example of their innovative and sustainable design approach, as well as their ability to create deep narratives reflecting the location to bring the personal experience of the guest alive and memorable forever.
For years, Club Med scouted the Caribbean in search of a new, unspoiled paradise to be the home of its first Exclusive Collection resort in the Americas. The 93 acre prestigious resort features four individually designed boutique villages designed for wellness seekers, romantics and adventurers alike. The design was awarded to the project for its inspirational and amazing spaces, its uniqueness, and its eco-chic luxury. This award really shows that FIG is at the forefront of the future of design – we are about creating unique experiences that connect guests and users to not only the brand but unforgettable moments that leave imprints on their lives.
About Hilary Lancaster
Hilary is an award winning designer and has been working in design for the last 25 years across all sectors. She began her career in Singapore with the large architectural firm DP Architects conceptualising the interiors of the landmark building – the Esplanade, Theatres on The Bay. In Singapore she also started an award winning interior design school teaching residential interior design.
After moving to the UK she worked for prestigious architectural firms including HOK and Benoy Architects before heading up the interiors department of Dexter Moren Architects where she ran hotel projects for operators Accor and Intercontinental in London and Dubai as well as other retail and residential projects in London.
In 2007 she established Fusion Interiors Group (FIG) which she started with the design of a 5* Ascott Somerset luxury serviced residential property in Shanghai. Since the success of this project she has maintained Ascott as a client and worked with many well known commercial clients currently with Club Med.
Her design of the SKYBAR cafe in Manchester won a RIBA award and she has won ‘Most Innovative Interior Designer In Europe’ Build Award, 2016 and 2017. In 2019 Hilary won a Global 100 award for excellence in Hospitality Design and Best Female owned Interior Design Company.