Hotel SO/ Sotogrande

Integral refurbishment and extension of the emblematic Almenara Golf Hotel

The International Hotel & Property Awards 2020 shortlisted

Cádiz
Place

Hotel Almenara
Client

2019
Year

We have done

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Interior Design y FF&E
  • Project Management

  • 151

    rooms

  • 5

    pools

  • 2,200

    m2 wellbeing

Context

We start from a product and a building which is very consolidated in the Sotogrande environment. Over time it has become an inseparable part of Sotogrande, its illustrious neighbors and its lucky visitors.

But everything evolves and Sotogrande should be no less. There is already a good offer in the area in terms of luxury villas, high standing clubs – such as the Reserva Club de Golf and The Beach – as well as the traditional Valderrama, a marina, and the beach Club El Trocadero.

The challenge is for our Project to reinvent and rejuvenate an Almenara Hotel that has become the rightful owner of the Sotogrande name, to become once again a point of difference, a new and fresh wave of young and innovative glamour that will become the first SO/Hotels and Resorts in Spain, Accor’s luxury and lifestyle brand.

 

Solution

We carried out the Project Management, the Architecture, Interior Design and FF&E and Engineering projects of the important reform that will affect the integral structure of the establishment, the distribution of the premises and buildings, as well as some holes of the golf course, due to the extension of the facilities of the future Club House.

The first ideas were clear. To open spaces, to breathe, to increase the light, to expand in the surroundings… The defined Master Plan fully fight fully against the agglomerated buildings nearby, opening space between them, demolishing those that block views, and reorganizing the new volumes according to the orography.

We had to improve the sense of arrival and enhance the way to find the access to the lobby and Reception area.

With the new Master plan we went out to receive the client. We provide him with an even more majestic access. Accessing through an arrival plaza overlooking the golf course and the sea, the client immediately enters an Arrival Pavilion where he has his first experience in the Hotel.

The rest of the experience is enhanced by the creation of a new independent SPA building with an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, integrated into the golf landscape, with luxurious treatment cabins and exercise areas. It will have 151 rooms, 24 of them suites, setting new standards in the luxury hotel industry.

Exclusive and spectacular

An iconic reference project on the Andalusian coast

The historic hotel of reference in Sotogrande will open its doors in spring-summer 2021, with the new taste of a fresh product and full of experiences. All this under the banner of SO Hotels and Resorts of Accor.

 

 

 

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