Present & Future
GURU OF LUXURY YVONNE ROBERTS ANNOUNCES
HOTEL RETLAW RENOVATION PROJECT IN WISCONSIN
Miami, Florida – October 7, 2016 – Yvonne Roberts, a luxury designer and hospitality guru, announced her role as Conceptual Designer and Creative Director in the renovation and restoration of the historic Hotel Retlaw in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Hotel Retlaw built in 1923 is now “poised to retake its rightful place as one of Wisconsin’s elite hotels and a preferred destination for dignitaries and celebrities,” stated Ms. Roberts. Under new ownership and through the collaboration of Ms. Roberts with the Wisconsin-based architecture firm Kahler Slater, the hotel’s extensive renovations will begin in the fall of 2016 with the goal of a grand reopening in 2017. And grand it will be. Initial renderings can be found at www.guruofluxury.com
A native, of Miami Yvonne brings an abundance of restoration innovation to the Hotel Retlaw project. She was instrumental in the success of Miami’s iconic Biltmore, as the property’s Interior Designer and Creative Director from 1994 thru 2012. The hotel’s swanky golf suites, majestic ballrooms, poolside cabanas and elegant lobbies are a sampling of her influence during her tenure. “Yvonne understands the inner workings of hotels,” states Dennis Doucette, Biltmore’s General Manager during her time there. “She creatively value-engineers to accommodate a fixed budget, while raising the integrity of the design itself.”
Yvonne Roberts also created and directed the Biltmore’s Cellar Club, growing the membership to over 2,000 and garnering numerous national accolades, including the prestigious James Beard Award for the hotel’s Wine Program and Zagat recognition as South Florida’s top-ranked Wine List.
Edmundo Perez, Director of Engineering at Acqualina Resort & Spa. Stated, that, Ms. Roberts has an extraordinary understanding of hospitality functionality and stylizing coupled with luxury customizations, timeless sophistication, comfort, and romantic elegance.”
Ms. Roberts will ensure that the historical significance and aesthetics of Hotel Retlaw are preserved while the space is infused with contemporary luxury. Hallmarks of the new design include carved moldings, fine woodwork, graceful lines, finely crafted furniture, sumptuous sofas, and elegant curtains.
Contact Yvonne Roberts or to learn more about her luxury design and hospitality services:
6000 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 1801-A
Miami Beach, Florida 33140