Bathroom goals: timeless design inside Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA

The interior design scheme of Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA, initiated by Architect Simone Micheli, called upon bathroom brand GROHE to create wellness spaces that were compliant with local environment standards while staying true to its treasured history…

Aquatio Cave Bathroom

Nestled in cave dwellings of the mountains of Matera sits the Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA, which has been designed taking inspiration from its surrounding area and its deep steeped history with the natural environment. Bathroom and kitchen fittings manufacturer GROHE was immensely proud to the be exclusive partner of bathroom brassware for the project, aligning in the themes of water, sustainability, and timeless design.

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First opened in 2018, the 35-key hotel has been built up in the mountains, and structurally traces the ancient caves tuff stone, providing a unique stay of natural beauty and wellness. With its integrated spa, and origins of an area being derived from a single drop of the water, the project focuses hugely on water and the benefits and importance of the natural resource, which closely aligns with GROHE’s own ethos of ‘Pure Freude an Wasser’ (Pure joy of water).

Throughout the project GROHE’s Essence brassware was selected as the exclusive bathroom fitting range, providing an organic silhouette and premium functionality, further complimenting the interior and exterior of the development.

“Since the post-pandemic reopening of hotels and hospitality establishments, wellness has taken centre stage,” said Nick Brown, Leader, Hospitality UK, LIXL EMENA. “Spa breaks, relaxing retreats and getaways in natural environments have been popular, with escapism back on everyone’s agenda. When travellers visit a destination as unique as this they want to be indulged by their surroundings. Our Essence collection was specified as part of this project thanks to its natural timeless aesthetic that works harmoniously within the interior, alongside GROHE’s proud commitment to preserving our natural resource, particularly when it comes to water.”

Specified in GROHE’s StarLight Chrome finish, the fittings provide a timeless design thanks to their modern- minimalistic aesthetic, along with sustainable credentials, aligning perfectly with the projects core ethos. The GROHE Essence range took design inspiration from natural forms, resulting in a naturally curved, slim profile, while GROHE’s integrated technology providing resource saving characteristics with a reduced water flow.

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