Hospitality Design - May 2015 - (Page 133)

perspectives sustainable studio el mangroove By JoAnn Greco 1 CALL OF NATURE 2 An eco-centric resort in Costa Rica raises the bar while reducing its footprint Between the beach and the 85 suites of El Mangroove falls the lush forest that inspires the pun behind the resort's name (a combination of mangrove and groovy). It's no wonder, then, that Enjoy Hotels' new-build in Guanacaste, Costa Rica takes full advantage of its site, with rooms bearing names such as Nesto and Canopy to evoke the hotel's perch. El Mangroove's commitment to green, however, doesn't end with its verdant setting. The vision of the same team that worked on the nearby Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort- Zürcher Arquitectos of San José, Costa Rica and Dallas-based Seifert Murphy-the property offers 1. "Bigfoot," a resin and bronze sculpture by Israeli artist Idan Zareski, looks out over El Mangroove's pool. 2. Design elements such as bamboo ceilings in Makoko restaurant nod to traditional Central American architecture. May 2015 133

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - May 2015

Online TOC
From the Editor
Business Sense State of the Industry
Sustainable Studio El Mangroove
Project Breakdown Tuscany Penthouse
Trends Lighting Design
Trends Serviced Apartments
Places Chengdu
Places Dubai
Places Nicaragua
5 Questions for Ingo Schweder
Profile Connie Kolman
Trends Marsala
Window Coverings
HD Expo Preview
From the Show Director
Places Las Vegas
ICFF Preview
ICFF Studio
Drake Devonshire
Baccarat Hotels & Residences New York
Aman Tokyo
Le Cinq Codet
Q&C Hotel/bar
The Goodland
Hotel SP34
Martha Washington
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
Urban Cowboy
Vincci Gala
Vino Veritas
The Grey
Stacked at Ozo Chaweng Samui
Bottega Americano
Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.
Parq Restaurant & Nightclub
Ad Index
Back Space

Hospitality Design - May 2015