Inturotel Cala Esmeralda (Common areas)

A complete refurbishment of suites and common outdoor areas

Nestled among pine trees and turquoise waters, we find ourselves immersed in the beauty of the idyllic Cala D’Or beach in Mallorca.

While reforming the suites of Cala Esmeralda hotel - part of the Inturotel chain - we were also commissioned to remodel the pool area and common areas connected to it. The overall aim of the project was to offer guests a peaceful and high quality stay, while the owner wished to turn the hotel towards a younger clientele and break with the predominant mass tourism of the area.

The subtle and elegant lines of the pool preside over the common space between the two buildings. We erected a dry- stone wall around the pool, not only to connect it to the terrace but also to maintain the Balearic essence of the place. Tables and chairs - similar to those used in the restaurant - were placed here, enabling a uniformity of soft, pleasant, color- shading that visually transmits width and space.

The interior design project resulted in 20 suites spread over two floors of the new building. The semi-exterior halls that lead to the rooms are accessed through a lobby presided over by a fountain of bamboo and cotton lamps, which not only takes advantage of the triple height of the building but also functions as an installation in its own right.

On the top floor we designed ten suites with private terraces, while on the first level ten suites were created with small private pools. In keeping with the year the hotel was constructed, we used a mixture of styles inspired by the ‘70s, while being careful to maintain the traditional handicraft of this Mediterranean island. With this in mind, we chose and designed materials and furniture that responded to these premises, while ensuring we achieved a harmonious, fresh, colorful and contemporary hotel.

We furnished the top-floor suites with an armchair, a rocking chair and a table under a pergola. We also opened up a tempting chill-out area with double loungers and sea views.

For the first level suites, we created a small terrace - equipped with a table, a rocking chair and a bench - that gives onto an attractive, exclusive swimming pool.

Team

Isabel López

Marta Alonso

Núria Ballesteros

Francesc Abajo

Xavier Prat

Carlos Rodríguez

Helena Hernàndez

Jordi García

Client

Inturotel

Photos

Alejo Bagué

Area

2443 m2

 

Location

Cala Esmeralda, s/n, Cala d'Or, Mallorca