Sena Hospitality Design Inc., an Orlando-based licensed interior design firm specializing in resorts, is a finalist for an award from the American Resort Development Association at the group’s annual convention in Orlando April 7-11, 2019. Sena is being recognized for the renovation of the lobby area of The Resort on Cocoa Beach in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in the Refurbishment/HOA category, where the design firm took top honors in 2018.

Following the 2018 renovation, guests entering The Resort on Cocoa Beach have a sense of arrival as well as natural backdrop for those all-important “selfies.” Sena created a coastal, modern look true to the resort’s beachfront location with a blue and green color palette. Artwork throughout features local attractions such as space launches at Kennedy Center, the Cocoa Beach Pier and surfers in action. A new focal point is a water feature composed of three exquisite cast glass panels embossed with wave patterns, shells and starfish. Other features include an ADA-compliant check-in area and a cozy internet lounge with charging stations.

“It’s very gratifying for my team to be recognized for the creativity and hard work we put into every one of our projects,” says Dawn Sena, the firm’s founder and president. “Of course, the best reward has been the very positive responses the project has received from owners and guests at The Resort on Cocoa Beach.”

Recently, Sena began installation of a complete renovation of 72 units in the North Tower at Grand Seas Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida. The firm is handling the design, purchasing and installation.

In addition to the ARDA recognition, Sena again received the TopID award, from the Sunshine (Central Florida) chapter of the NEWH. This prestigious honor is determined by NEWH chapter and regional boards to recognize and promote the best in interior design. NEWH is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities.

Sena Hospitality Design Inc. specializes in interior design, purchasing, and installation primarily in the hotel and timeshare industries. Their mission is to create beautiful, cohesive interior environments while meeting clients’ budget, timeline, and overall goals. The firm is a member of the American Resort Development Association, NEWH, American Society of Interior Designers, and the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association. They will be exhibiting in Booth No. 202 at the 2019 ARDA World and are available for consultations. Visit or call them at (407) 730-9996 to learn more.