Miami-based Francois Frossard of Francois Frossard Design (FFD) has been appointed executive interior designer of 5-Star, all-inclusive resort company Palace Resorts. As lead designer for Palace Resorts, Frossard is responsible for the overall design and aesthetic of all resort locations, which encompasses eight properties throughout Mexico and the Caribbean, including the company’s first-ever resort in Jamaica debuting this year.
“Palace Resorts has been celebrated for our ability to consistently deliver the highest caliber product and continually surpass the expectations of our valued guests year after year. After successfully collaborating on the fantastical designs of our signature property, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, partnering with Francois Frossard in a long-term capacity was a strategic next step,” says Gibran Chapur, executive vice president of Palace Resorts. “Francois’ vision and spirit are in line with our brand’s DNA. As we look to the exciting future in new markets, we are confident this mutually beneficial partnership will prove to be a winning combination.”
Frossard first oversaw the redesign of the Sunrise section at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun. Here, he introduced a dedicated lobby; NOIR nightclub; Sky Bar lounge; and two signature restaurants, Momo and La Gondola. Following the success of Sunrise, Frossard later designed the Nizuc section of Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Cancun, including the lobby, beauty salon, standard rooms, presidential suites, Nuptials suite, and new dining venues Manglar, Sweet & Coffee Shop, the Tea Room, and the English Pub.
This design effort led to several other projects with Palace Resorts, including the multimillion-dollar enhancement project at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande (set to open this year), the company’s first resort location outside of Mexico. Francois elevated the property’s appeal with chic Caribbean décor and design reflective of the resort’s setting.
“It is a great honor to work alongside one of the greatest visionaries in the industry, who not only appreciates the needs of today and tomorrow’s travelers, but also isn’t afraid to take risks in order to meet and exceed their expectations,” says Frossard. “As a designer, there isn’t a more rewarding experience than to work collaboratively with a company that fundamentally understands the intersection of great form and function.”