A Major Hospitality Trend in Senior Living!

By Keith Stanton, ASID, NCIDQ


Consumers are demanding resort-like amenities for everyday living, and the senior housing field is no exception. In the recently opened MorningStar of Fountain Hills, Thoma-Holec Design, LLC created a high-end dining experience typically found only in a fine resort.
The Dining Room at MorningStar at Fountain Hills, Fountain Hills, AZ

The mixture of custom casework and tactile fabrics lend an air of luxury to every dining experience, not typical in a single family dwelling. We moved away from linen service to highlight the warmth and craftsmanship of the walnut tabletops and furniture pieces.

In the spirit of service-oriented living, Thoma-Holec Design, LLC designed the kitchen around an open concept. Boutique hotels and restaurants are inviting the guest into the kitchen and this community is no exception.

Having chef and resident interaction builds a strong community. Compliments, discussions, suggestions and dietary concerns can readily be addressed. Nutrition based educational programs can easily be developed and held within the health department approved cooking areas. The kitchen is typically at the center of every home and MorningStar of Fountain Hills is no exception.

NAHB names Renaissance Luxury Living at Sun Lakes the 2016 Community of the Year!

NAHB named Renaissance Luxury Living at Sun Lakes the 2016 Community of the Year, and its builder, Robson Resort Communities Inc., the 2016 Builder of the Year during the Best of 55+ Housing Awards.

Renaissance also won Gold Awards for Best 55+ Assisted Living/Special Needs Community; Best 55+ Indoor Common and Amenity Space and a Silver for Best 55+ Independent Living Community.

The Dining Room and Open Kitchen
MorningStar at Fountain Hills, Fountain Hills, AZ

The Dining Room at Renaissance Luxury Living at Sun Lakes
Sun Lakes, Arizona

The annual awards program, held during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, honored excellence and innovation in the design, development, lifestyle and marketing of housing that appeals to the mature market.

“Renaissance Luxury Living at Sun Lakes brings elegant, active senior living with a continuum of care,” said Karen Schroeder, the awards chair and vice president of Mayberry Homes LLC in Lansing, Michigan.

“In this project, our winner has beautifully combined the feel of an upscale desert resort with the comforts and security that enhance seniors’ ability to enjoy life to the fullest,” said Karen Schroeder.

Located in Sun Lakes, Arizona, 24 miles from Phoenix, the community has 106 resident units and offers the full continuum of senior lifestyle options; from independent living apartments to assisted living and memory care. The development was so popular that there was a wait list before construction was complete. It’s on target to be 90% occupied within six months of opening.

For more information, see: www.mcknightsseniorliving.com

Cedarbrook at Bloomfield Hills, Michigan wins coveted Argentum Senior Living By Design Award!

Argentum, formerly known as Assisted Living Federation of America, honors Cedarbrook at Bloomfield Hills Michigan with the prestigious Argentum Senior Living by Design Award.

The Lobby Fireplace and Seating Area
Renaissance Luxury Living at Sun Lakes
Sun Lakes, Arizona

The Lobby at Cedarbrook at Bloomfield Hills
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Cedarbrook at Bloomfield Hills opened in December 2015 offering 142 apartments designed around common areas that allow for informal and formal gatherings. This 200,000 square foot continuing care retirement community offers 36 independent living apartments, 50 assisted living apartments, 36 memory care, and 20 skilled nursing accommodations.

Cedarbrook’s guiding principal is to help residents “celebrate life every day” and this is reflected in all of the interior gathering and entertainment areas as reflected in The Stone Hill Winery, The Aviator Pub, Claire’s Café (a 1950”s inspired diner), a spa/salon, library, theater and chapel.

For more information, see: www.yudu.com

Contact us today!

Thoma-Holec Design, LLC located at 7255 East Hampton Ave, Suite 112, in Mesa AZ. 85209 is a leader and national award winner of interior design for senior housing communities nationwide and Canada.

Phone 480-671-9307

See their website at www.thoma-holecdesign.com


Claires Café at Cedarbrook at Bloomfield Hills
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan