- Location: Manabi Province, Ecuador
Marshall Moya Design was selected to design this resort and retreat center on the Ecuadorian coast. When it opens in early 2017, it will host professional leadership and management retreats, in addition to providing an oasis for vacationers. The upscale resort includes a building for retreat activities and housing for participants. Located on a hill overlooking the ocean, the facilities feature construction from local artisans using traditional building methods that have been passed down for generations. For the interiors, MMD designed fluid forms to inspire gentle energy and embrace circulation. There are barrel vault ceilings and wood trellises. All materials selected are natural and locally-sourced. The warmth of the wood features contributes to a soothing experience for guests. The resort amenities feature private kitchens as well as a large community kitchen, parking areas, a swimming pool and expansive outdoor decks.