And Now for Something Different…
Bohemian-Chic Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Marbella
When Swedish developer Quartiers Properties bought a rundown recreational complex in Marbella, the plan was to resurrect it as an upscale and stylish retreat. But not just any hotel matching the classic whitewashed Mediterranean style so common on the Costa del Sol. They wanted it to offer all the trimmings of Marbella’s celebrated luxury lifestyle – but be Bohemian and eclectic in a laidback style. They wanted guests to feel they were in a private members’ club ambience rather than an impersonal hotel chain with an old-fashioned mindset. To achieve their objective, they turned to hospitality design experts Stylt to create a concept highlighted by rich deep colours that add elegant drama to the setting in a casual, hippie-chic manner. Built in the 1960s, Centro Forestal Sueco in Marbella spent the following decades as a recreational centre for the Swedish Forest Agency. Fifty years later, it had clearly seen better days, having been left in a dilapidated and sadly forsaken state, but Quartiers Properties saw potential. One year later, after the award-winning Stylt agency team had weaved their magic, Boho Club was re-born as a haven of intimate charm and understated allure.
This commitment to offering something different is embodied in Stylt’s design for Boho Club’s 20 hotel rooms, nine bungalows and Boho Suite, complemented by a sublime restaurant, lush gardens with hangout areas and bars, and a pool area with Bernie’s Bistro. The interior design is characterised by diverse touches of personality and well-matched contrasts. Modernity meets the classics in enchanting mixes of bamboo and velvet, golden mosaics and traditional rustic tiles, strong colours and soft natural fabrics. Handpicked and sometimes rather eccentric furniture, objects and art add a personal fingerprint, far from the traditional Marbella style of luxury living. This bold new style gives Boho Club a relaxed atmosphere – but with an impressive wow-factor. In short, a well-curated and well-crafted refuge – yet playful, informal, vibrant and fun. Not surprisingly, in the 2019 Outstanding Property Award London (OPAL), Stylt and Boho Club were “Platinum” winners for best interior design.
Ctra. N-340, Km. 176. Urb. Lomas de Río Verde, 144, Marbella
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