Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace and Gran Playa de Palma
The hotel chain HIPOTELS has opened two new hotels in Playa de Palma (Palma de Mallorca) in 2017. Oriented towards foreign tourism, the chain’s main objective is to provide quality establishments, a personalised service, an excellent location and a tout of facilities and services that goes above and beyond market demands.
The new buildings, Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma (4*) and Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace (5*), will provide a major boost to the tourism, economy and quality of the area.
Connected by a convention centre, Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma (4*) has 368 rooms distributed throughout six floors, while Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace (5*) has 224 rooms spread over seven floors. Located only 200 metres from the beach, their facilities boast a wide range of services such as a terrace, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, bars, restaurants and a spa.
For the execution and set-up of both complexes, more than 72,700 m2 of the ultracompact surface Dekton® by Cosentino was used, and more than 1,600 m2 of Silestone® by Cosentino.
HIPOTELS PLAYA DE PALMA PALACE
HIPOTELS GRAN PLAYA DE PALMA
Flooring for indoor and outdoor wet and dry areas
The ultracompact surface Dekton® forms a large part of the paving material for the interior and exterior flooring of both hotels. The large format of the Dekton® pieces (320 x 144 cm) has enabled the creation of highly aesthetic, high-quality flooring in bedrooms, common areas and the outdoor swimming pool.
Pieces of Dekton® manufactured in smaller sizes form terrace flooring, en- suite showers, staircases, spa (5*) and heated swimming pool (5*). Its strength, resistance to abrasion and easy daily maintenance make it the perfect flooring product.
The use of grip and anti-slip technology increases the safety level of the Dekton® surface, preventing possible accidents. Dekton®, thanks to its high resistance to hydrolysis, and therefore, its excellent water-resistant qualities, is the ideal material for spaces with a constant water presence. Dekton® does not change its composition or aesthetic in damp or wet environments, thus ensuring its durability and beauty.
Opting for uniform colour, different Dekton® finishes can be found in flooring throughout the project, in so , pale, and grey tones such as Danae, Blanc Concrete, Sirocco, Edora and Keon. The brand new colour Trilium was chosen for the heated swimming pool. This colour offers a metallic, industrial appearance and is made with 80% recycled materials. More than 41,000 square metres of Dekton® have been used in flooring.
4 Star Hotel Façade
The ventilated façade of the 4 star hotel building is composed of Dekton®. The properties of the material are ideal for this application. In proximity to the sea, Dekton® provides optimum resistance to erosion caused by beach sand and salt residue. Similarly, it has exceptional qualities such as high resistance to rays of ultraviolet light, colour stability and high stain resistance.
More than 9,000 square metres of Dekton® in the colour Edora create an architecturally impressive façade.
Wall tiling in wet and dry areas
The Dekton® surface forms the exterior of a large part of the walls constructed for the project. Thanks to the manufacture of large pieces of Dekton®, this is one of the standout applications of the nished design. The atness of the product can be observed even in its 8 mm format for vertical installation, and the resulting uniformity is striking from both an architectural and an aesthetic point of view.
Walls made entirely of Dekton® can be seen applied in bedrooms, common areas, dining rooms and bars. Thanks to its excellent performance in damp or wet environments, Dekton® was the perfect product to clad the walls of the heated swimming pool (5*), as well as the bathrooms in hotel rooms and spa (5*).
A wide range of Dekton® tones was chosen to clad the different walls: so , pale colours such as Ariane and Blanc Concrete, spectacular glossy finishes such as XGloss Halo and XGloss Glacier, the wooden effect of Makai, and the unconventional industrial appearance of Trilium.
More than 20,000 square metres of Dekton® has been used as wall cladding.
Special architectural elements
Dekton® has allowed architectural details such as the diverse pillars that decorate the halls of both hotels, vertical structures that stand out for their elegance and beauty, to become a reality. For the 4 star hotel the subtle colour Edora has been chosen, while for the 5 star hotel the extraordinary glossy finish of the white tone Halo has been selected.
The bedroom entrances of the 4 star hotel stand out due to bespoke Dekton® door frames in the colour Danae. The mix of materials and colours combine perfectly.
Any bespoke detail is possible with Dekton®, offering exclusivity, personalisation and differentiation to the design.
Reception, Buffets and Bar Counters
The common areas comprising of bars and dining rooms of both hotels are covered with Silestone®. The impeccable colour Blanco Zeus forms part of counters and façades, bestowing an unmatched aesthetic and beauty. This same tonality has been chosen for the spectacular reception desk of the 4 star hotel, as well as for several counters that can be found at different locations in both complexes.
Other colours of Silestone® with exquisite dark finishes, such as Carbono and Negro Stellar, have also been chosen to cover some interior counters in both hotels.
Silestone® is the perfect choice for these specific applications thanks to its extraordinary qualities such as ease of cleaning and daily maintenance, high resistance to impact and scratching, and bespoke manufacture.
Approximately 1,000 square metres of Silestone® have been used in these specific applications.
Bathroom counter with integrated exclusive wash basin
The bathroom environments of hotel bedrooms feature bespoke Silestone® counters and include two Exclusive wash basins. The aesthetic provided by a single piece of Silestone® stands out for its perfect visual continuity and increased hygiene.
The Silestone® counter and Exclusive wash basin bring design, style, and cutting-edge air, as well as high performance qualities such as strength, high resistance to stains and scratching, and low liquid absorption to the bathroom environment.