Last week we have witnessed the remodeling of the El Lodge Hotel in Sierra Nevada. A small establishment of only 20 rooms in a privileged place of the most popular ski resort in southern Spain, and which has recently been acquired by the Marbella Club, with the idea that their customers could enjoy a day at the beach and a snow day without traveling too much.
All interior design has been carried out by Andrew Martin studio, famous for filming sets of the most glamorous spy in movie history, Bond, James bond, during the eighties and creator of the most prestigious award in the interior design industry, "Interior Designer of the Year Award". And with this presentation we will see the impressive work of the British studio.
What catches the attention of The lodge It is its wooden log exterior that resembles a rustic American cabin. So you can not imagine the luxury and style you find when you go through the doors.
Before there are complaints I have to tell you that only one mammoth fang Found in the Siberian steppe is authentic. Absolutely all skins, antlers and carpets are of synthetic fabrics, although I have to say that it was difficult for us to realize why they seem natural.
The rooms are simple but very comfortable and what stands out is the technology, since the fur blankets about beds, hair cushions and mirrors vintage, accompanied by posters framed with ski motifs on the walls of wooden logs are perfect to recreate a american trappers movie, but the latest model TVs and game consoles for leisure time collide.
Upon entering the bathroom we realize that the room has been divided into three parts, presenting the intimacy of the part of the bidet and the toilet bowl, of the immense bathtub with jacuzzi and TV And the vanity sink.
All rooms have a bunk on the closet and the coffee machine.
He small dining room totally surrounded by windows from which you can admire the slopes is also decorated with classic posters Framed Chamonix, Gstaad, Cortina and other European ski resorts. The walls look a beautiful gray color and the wooden tables are washed in the same range. The masonry is classic also washed in gray tones and has a burlap upholstery.
On the tables some antlers lamps Large deer, imitating the old hunting grounds illuminate the great room. The whole hotel is full of small details, big silver bears ready with their skis, old sleds of wooden boards, carpets that resemble tree trunks cut in half, etc.
The rest area, called The lounge It is one of the most special. Zinc tables with the year 1721, Xander Jager, commercial director of Andrew Martin, with whom we had the privilege of chatting, made us think why this date, to say laughing:
On this date nothing happened! That is why we have chosen it!
Old sofas chester leather (this time authentic) coexist with cowhide puff and some carpets that deserve point and apart, since they are made with labels of well-known international brands. In the lounge there is also a large screen, movie seats and even pac man machines.
The spa, simple, relaxed, it is the most modern part of the hotel. With recycled old wine boxes as improvised shelves for towels. He too videoclub, in an iron cupboard next to the reception it is original and fun with all your little cakes.
A bar with upholstered chairs from Zebra "skin" and armchairs of loving velvet next to the fireplace where a deer head presides over the most endearing home. And as a safe value a huge terrace overlooking the track the ski lifts that go up to Monachil, with its gigantic braziers and sunbeds with warm blankets, to enjoy the mountain sun.
By the way, I have gone without dwarves, but there is a Minimundo, with a special area for the little ones, apart from the hotel taking care of ski lessons, etc.
Each and every detail, antique trunks in the halls, cowhide rugs, refrigerators vintage for ice and even ethnic drums used as bedside tables or antler sconces, they get a special atmosphere.
A great job that Andrew Martin has done for The Lodge in Sierra Nevada.