The Pearl, formerly named Hotel Saba, is a new five-story boutique hotel located in the planned community of Rosemary Beach, Florida. Rosemary Beach is a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) laid out to encourage and accommodate pedestrian interaction within the community. The TND required a mixed-use component be designed into the hotel including a deep covered gallery for outdoor dining at the restaurant, which creates pedestrian interaction between the building, street, and beach.
The hotel program includes 55 guest rooms, a restaurant, a full commercial kitchen, retail spaces, an internal conference center with a pre-function and reception hall spaces, an exercise building, and related hotel services.
A traditional town plan of Rosemary Beach required a mixed-use component to the hotel. All of the commercial spaces including the retail store, restaurant, and hotel lobby are situated along the main streets bounding the town center and Gulf sides of the hotel. A deep covered gallery for outdoor dining at the restaurant further emphasizes the interaction between the building, street, and beach. A tower at the Main Street and Easter Water Street intersection serves as a formal landmark and visual anchor viewable from both the beach and from Highway 30A, the main thoroughfare that bisects the town.