Puro Hotel

CompanyOhlab
Lead DesignerOHLAB
Design TeamJAIME OLIVER AND PALOMA HERNAIZ
PrizeSilver in Interior Design / Hospitality

Puro is an iconic 22 room boutique hotel located in the heart of the historical center of Palma. Adapting itself to the different existing buildings, the hotel has an irregular configuration. The refurbishment project takes advantage of that complexity as a potential tool to generate unexpected and unique spaces where each room is different from each other. The selection of natural and local materials emphasizing the Mediterranean essence has been very important. Another important focus has been the conception of the bathrooms as spaces for pleasure, spacious and integrated with the bedrooms, with generous, sculptural and freestanding bathtubs. The artist Pedro Oliver has produced a special pictorial work for this project, a series of unique custom made mural paintings strategically placed in each room. A simple palette of natural materials is a constant throughout the project: oak wood, cement sinks and bathroom walls, recovered mares-stone walls – the traditional limestone used in traditional mallorcan architecture-, natural hemp ropes, stainless steel switches and fittings, aged leather, linen, cotton, fabrics produced on ancient mallorcan looms for upholstery, cushions and plaids, raffia carpets and wicker baskets produced locally, etc. Also, the solid wooden mandala doors, hallmark of the hotel since its origins, has been recovered. The majority of the furniture has been specifically designed for the hotel. Beds, headboards, benches, pure and simple lines are integrated in the room creating a relaxed and lounge atmosphere. Out of this furniture designed is worth highlighting a series of aged bronze pieces inspired on traditional metal carts that bellboys use for carrying the luggage, which replace the old cabinets, desks, minibars and support furniture.