The original lighting throughout the Current Hotel was overly bright, causing glare to fall uncomfortably into the guests’ eyes. Many of these bright fixtures were used in unnecessary locations, and a large majority were burnt out after only being installed 3 years ago—particularly the bayside and poolside decks, which created an extremely uninviting and unpleasant experience for guests.
In addition, only the front of the hotel’s exterior was illuminated, causing it to be hardly visible from the surrounding regions.
The boundary areas of the hotel had no lighting to illuminate the rocky beach and mangroves where the guests would enter. These locations are also underwater daily from the tide rolling in, so whatever fixtures selected will need to thrive under harsh conditions for decades to come.