The Pavilion

The Rec Room - Grand Cayman
Brand positioning

The Pavilion, at The Rec Room, is a luxury gym facility based in The Grove, Grand Cayman. It is a high-end facility offering an elevated fitness and wellbeing experience. This will involve one-on-one personal training, with bespoke packages tailored specifically to the client.

The Pavilion hosts three yoga suites, a cryotherapy studio, and a multipurpose mind & body studio, offering the highest level of Caribbean luxury, in terms of style, design and service.

There is an emphasis on natural finishes, two-tone timbers, glass, and mirrors used throughout for heightened notions of Caribbean-luxe, bringing the outdoors and local landscape inside.

The design relies heavily on the quality of materials and detailing. The palette throughout is natural and neutral and balanced with the essence of the tropics.

The Pavilion is designed to evoke the sense of an art gallery, a neutral and balanced canvas for clients to progress their journey of movement, strength & stamina. With big windows that act as focal points into The Pavilion space below and causes visual punctuation of the architecture. The glass windowpanes effectively contrast the timber wall paneling which echoes through to the building.

Arrival & Client lounge

The first notable design cue is the subtle TRR branding inlaid into the hexagonally laid stone floor. These represent the three pillars of the TRR brand: Optimise, Train, Restore.

Guests will be greeted at the sustainably sourced timber host console. Above this, there is a spectacular, open-tread staircase that leads to the mezzanine.

Bringing our attention back to the space below, the wall by the reception desk features a shelving area for retail opportunities with TRR branded merchandise and other decorative objects.

There are full-height glass windows that run parallel along the long exterior walls of the building. These windows bring in vast amounts of natural light and an opportunity to utilise the beautiful surrounding arboretum of The Grove, blue skies, and palm trees into the space.

Main studio

Natural daylight flows into the lofty and spacious double-height main studio, which is overlooked by the Mezzanine gallery.

There are full height white tiled walls, which also incorporate the palm motif to complement the palm that is included in the environmental floor branding. The handmade clay tiles are from Nove near Venice. The surface features a bas-relief pattern of fan-palm leaf detail. In strategic locations, these are emphasised with brass bas-relief to represent the Rec rooms 3 pillars; Optimise, Train, Restore.

Below the gallery-style mezzanine windows are large mirrors that reflect the blue sky and green palmed local scenes into the space, evoking a sense of being outdoors whilst training. And unifying pinch and pleated warm oak panelling is continued throughout the architectural detailing.

The specialist gym equipment and room layout have been curated by experts in the fitness industry with over 60 years of accumulated experience. Tan leather stitch detail on some pieces unifies and elevates the equipment.