Boca Chica opens in Acapulco, Mexico

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    The newest project from Grupo HABITA and architect Fernando Romero opened its doors on March 15.Grupo HABITA have lovingly restored the 1950s interior, creating a hotel with vintage charm and a chic contemporary design.

    Complete with an in-house disco and pool terrace the hotel offers round-the-clock service and a laid back ambience. Ground floor rooms come with landscaped gardens whereas other rooms come with balconies and open air terraces with hammocks.

    Guests can check in at the hotel’s sea level ‘Club de Mar’ fresh water pool area. A grand entrance reception leads to a landscaped garden and ground floor where there is a gym with views across the bay to Roqueta Island, a protected natural reserve. There are also poolside massage cabanas, a therapy area where a team of trained experts offer a range of body and facial treatments and, on the second and third floors, a full SPA & Baths. After dark the hotel takes on a retro glam vibe with its open air bar overlooking the bay.

    The Interior A former hotspot in the 1950s, Boca Chica still maintains its famous vintage exterior although inside the refurbished interior is anything but old-school. The A-list design team, including designers Frida Escobedo and Jose Rojas, has created a hotel with chic design elements and an atmosphere of laid back tropical luxury. The original features such as the brick lattice ‘celosia’ brickwork have been maintained along with the cool white and iconic Boca Chica aqua green hues.

    The hotel’s developer and owner Architect Fernando Romero, a pre-eminent Mexican architect, had a vision to create a hotel with 30 spacious rooms and 6 suites with original features and furniture from the 1950s building. The elegant and vibrant rooms come with private terraces and hammocks. Some of the rooms lead into private gardens and three of the suites have separate living rooms.

    Daniel Fountain / 11.04.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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