Near to Lake Wanaka, visitors can unwind in the newly refurbished guest rooms at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka created by award winning hotel architects and interior designers, Dalman Architecture.

Texture and soft colours, as well as contemporary timber furniture now feature in 62 of the four star resorts guest rooms, making a lighter décor.

Interior designer Wendy Tran created the scheme and was inspired by the surrounding mountains and lake.

“The palette features soft, calm, tonal colours that are enhanced with a mixture of plain and patterned fabrics. We added modern light coloured timbers and comfortable furniture to enhance the relaxed feel in both the living and sleeping spaces,” she said.

Simplistic, white-oak timber furniture was custom-designed by the company to add a natural, contemporary look as well as improve functionality. It was designed to be lighter in weight to both increase the spaciousness of the rooms and enable housekeeping to make up the rooms more easily.

Custom made timber headboard panels are designed in an abstract pattern that depicts the lake, hills and skyline from the surrounding scenery. Compared to the fabric headboards that were replaced, they are easy to clean and improve hygiene.

The white oak is complemented by white linen on the beds and brown textural fabric on the base. Green throws and fern leaf patterned cushions add a unique New Zealand touch.

The leaf-green theme continues in the living spaces with matching colour upholstery on the chairs. Orange on the dining chairs adds colour that also reflects the seasonal colours the region is renowned for. Extra lighting is provided by a modern timber floor lamp with a linen textured shade.

Richard Dalman, managing director and project director said: “We believe hotels should relate to their location and speak of the essence of the region.  Our concept follows the relaxed environment of a resort, and reflects natural materials, textures and colours of the surrounding Central Otago environment.”

Kaydee George, resort manager of Wyndham Vacation Resort Wanaka said, “The feedback from our guests has been extremely positive. They love the fresh, crisp look, modern fittings and comfortable furnishing that complement our gorgeous location.”