A Latin-rooted hotel with hints of elevated tropicality


For this project we envisioned the transformation of a colonial house in Cartagena into a sophisticated, latin-rooted hotel with hints of elevate tropicality, while still maintaining the main characteristics of the building. An inviting lobby, lavish rooms, pool-side areas and greenery-infused courtyards, custom tiles, custom ceilings, textured walls and tailored art, objects, and furniture. A celebration of Cartagena, its ocean-views and colonial roots. The ultimate oasis for travel and relaxation.

Peach hues and palm trees for a sophisticated and almost seamingless "latin punch". The lobby of this hospitality project features textured walls, pattern tile floors and wooden beams.

Grand entrances to insightful leisure. The reception at the hotel spa anticipates mornings and afternoons of personal rejoicement with its laid-back, slightly feminine palette and custom tiles. A soothing and inviting entryway.

Brass and leather stools with a viola marble counter for a mix of textures. Plaster and brass arches contrasted with pattern marble floors to add drama and character. Finally, lime paint walls tie the space together.

Sunshine-infused courtyards. This pool-side area was designed to exude an elevated tropicality while remaining sophisticated and easy-going with tone-on-tone rose and brick colors. The palm trees connect it to its Caribbean surroundings for a new take on a Cartagena view.

Nothing like the freedom that comes with a good balcony. A soothing, earthy palette, along with carefully sourced details such as artwork by an up-and-coming artist, custom wood bed-side tables and straw lamps, are features that make these hotel rooms unique. The palm tree; an icon of modern-day tropicality. By reinterpreting it with handcrafted rattan and straw, it elevates this hotel room and gives it character.