INTERIOR DESIGNER &

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

  

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YVONNE ROBERTS

  

Conceptual + Interior Designer & Creative Director 

t. 305.495.8634

e. ymottesen@gmail.com

w. www.guruofluxury.com

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AWARDS & PRESS

General James T. Hill

United States Army Commander

U.S. SOUTHERN COMMAND

"Yvonne Roberts ran The Biltmore's Cellar Club impeccably. She is sophisticated, highly intelligent, engaging. In short she is exactly the right person to interface with like-minded consumers who expect and demand only the best and have the means to have it so." 

Edmundo Perez

Director of Engineering 

ACQUALINA RESORT & SPA 

"It’s rare that you come across such a standout natural talent like Yvonne Roberts. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Yvonne for more than 16+ years. During which through her extraordinary understanding of hospitality functionality with Interior Design & Stylizing coupled with luxury customizations, timeless sophistication, comfort and romantic elegance. Yvonne is a true asset for any application in her profession, and this comes with my sincere recommendation."

Baroness Phillipine De Rothschild

Proprietor  |  MOUTON ROTHSCHILD

“Yvonne Roberts is finally an American that does not use a boring white linen.”   “I feel as though I am once again a guest at Buckingham Palace. And the pairing of the menu with the First Growths Wines, simply perfection!

Specializing in historic properties Roberts' is responsible for conceptual & interior design, pre-development, food & beverage, health & Wellness and social membership programming, specialty events, stylization, creative director; brand management, public relations | marketing for Hotel Retlaw, Fond du Lac, WI. Opening 2018

Yvonne Roberts' is responsible for conceptual & interior design, stylization, brand management, and public relations. She’s also Principal of Guru of Luxury, a Hospitality Design Firm specializing in boutique luxury hotels. Moreover, Roberts was the conceptual designer for Miami based Seaway Hotels’ portfolio, consisting of The Alexander, The David William, The Sheraton Design Center, and the legendary Biltmore-Miami, the company’s crown jewel hotel.   

 

Roberts’ award-winning design was most recently illustrated through her work with the historic Hotel Retlaw in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. The Hotel Retlaw project was a complex rehabilitation, costing over $30 million over an 18-month development timeline. The property design has since garnered regional, national, and worldwide recognition:

 

“Hotel Retlaw is re-taking its rightful place as one of Wisconsin's elite hotels and preferred destination for dignitaries, and celebrities. The Retlaw has undergone an unprecedented renovation preserving the historical significance of this iconic property while infusing it with contemporary luxury.” PREMIER HOSPITALITY INTERNATIONAL

“Hotel Retlaw Will Reopen This Fall After $25 Million Renovation Hallmarks of the new design will include carved moldings, woodwork, and custom-crafted furniture and sofas. The design evokes the Roaring Twenties with Art Deco touches, including flowing lines reminiscent of waves and floral forms.” LODGING MAGAZINE

 

Yvonne Roberts Unveils Interior Design for Hotel Retlaw. “A bold vision combining lavish beauty with historical integrity, Hotel Retlaw in Fond du lac, Wis., is designed to dazzle when its grand reopening takes place this fall.” OPULENT CLUB MAGAZINE

 

Her diverse skill set includes food & wine programming, club membership development, and charitable fundraising venues. She continues to serve as Creative Director for multiple projects outside of the conceptual design itself.  

Even present day, she continues leave no stone unturned...

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AWARDS & PRESS

"Best Wine List in South Florida" - Zagat 2012

“Outstanding Wine Service” - Nominee, James Beard Award 2011

"Top Ten Annual Wine Event" Biltmore International Food & Wine Weekend" - Wine Spectator​

 

“The Cellar Club shows its pedigree…it has placed the Biltmore at the center of Miami’s social life.” - Travel + Leisure en Español

"There's more to the Cellar Club at the Biltmore Hotel than just wine..."  "Best of the Best 2008" - Florida International Magazine​

“The Cellar Club shows its pedigree…it has placed the Biltmore at the center of Miami’s social life.” - Travel + Leisure en Español

“Cultural activities are in bloom at the Biltmore...the property is a hot and happening place.” - The Miami Herald

 

“Best Wine Selection” - Florida International Magazine

The Cellar Club takes us back to the days of the grand old clubs.” - Miami Metro Magazine​