Mahogany, walnut, cherry, burl, maple, prima vera and English oak are some of the woods used, while period-influenced colors include shades such as Colonial Yellow, Dutch Tile
Blue and Light French Gray.
One particular house had a vast upper-floor bath area, uniformly clad with Dutch tiles
in a cooling, minimal layout of hundreds of ships.
Incongruously, there are Dutch tiles
on the walls, traded from the camel caravans on their way back East from Europe.
The liveliest spot for bars and shops is Oranjestad, the old Dutch capital city, where tall multi-coloured houses combine carved wooden doors and traditional Dutch tiles
with airy open galleries and sloping, Aruban-style roofs.
All 230-rooms differ in size and shape, have new bathrooms with hand-painted Dutch tiles
and are elegantly furnished and decorated to reflect the character and history of the hotel.
Carmean - had called attention, in footnotes and asides, to the precedent of this format in the escutcheons for the deceased in Dutch churches, not to mention Dutch tiles
and stained glass.