AQUATIO CAVE LUXURY HOTEL & SPA

AQUATIO CAVE LUXURY HOTEL & SPA

Architect
Simone Micheli
Location
Matera, Province of Matera, Italy | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Hotels
Stories By
Simone Micheli

PORCELANOSA
Jürgen Eheim

AQUATIO CAVE LUXURY HOTEL & SPA

Simone Micheli as Architects

Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA is developed along a ridge of Sasso Caveoso, taking a slice, from the bottom up to a total area of about 5000 square meters. The lower part with access from via B.-Buozzi host: the reception, the restaurant, the breakfast room, the meeting room, the wellness center. The entrance opens on two large open spaces that in previous times were neighborhoods. The pro-ject keep it with their previous function, it has maintained the conviviality of the place, through the relaxation area and the restoration of the meeting points. Even the interiors are affected aesthetically by this function, the chianche that we find as flooring enters as if they were a single surface, as if to indicate an ideal continuity.


The architect Simone Micheli has signed The interior design and lighting design project. The furnishings, true works of art, white, fluid, without edges, float on the floors. The white screens, reminiscent of the color of the lime with which the materanisanitized the interiors of their cave are functional elements for the distribution of spaces and the housing of plant terminals. They are constructions of new plant, project artifices, they are like respectful ghosts, they never touch the walls in tufa, they approach, they bend. The excavated surfaces and the vaults have been cleaned of lichen and efflorescence and brought back to their initial condition of color, as if the excavation of those parts had just been completed. Traces of fossil counts appear in the calcium resin, brought back to its natural color, without blea-ching, without plastering, in order to highlight its ancient marine origin. Lighting comes from below, through discrete lighting fixtures, strategically positioned to create unique scenographic effects.


Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA, a luxury cave in which to be pampered in Matera

PORCELANOSA as Manufacturer

Sculpted in the Sasso Caveoso district by the architect Simone Micheli, this luxurious hotel has incorporated the PORCELANOSA Group Premium collections to lend a greater sense of nature to each area.

 

Designed as a natural wellness retreat, the Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA is located within the caves of Sasso Caveoso, one of the historic districts in Matera (Italy).

 

Nicknamed the "City of Stone", it is nestled among ancient caves excavated from the limestone, and in them can be found houses and this hotel, the restoration of which was carried out by the prestigious Italian architect Simone Micheli. 

 

With 5000 m2 and 35 luxury rooms and suites, this exclusive hotel, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a Mediterranean restaurant, a lobby bar & lounge area, a 500-m2 spa with natural pools dating back to the 9th century and a heated indoor swimming pool.

 

Under the concept of "creating emotions", this five-star accommodation has recovered its original form and architectural harmony, making the most of its natural resources to fuse them with the Premium collections from PORCELANOSA Group.

 

This flexibility has enhanced the neolithic remains of the cave and opened up the common areas with large, fluid furniture and a soft light that runs through each of the areas.

 

A warm welcome with Krion®


The reception of this underground hotel combines natural rock with floating furniture and the Micheli counter, made with the compact mineral Krion® EAST 1100. Due to its zero porosity, the absence of visible joints, its easy cleaning and easy maintenance, the mineral composition offers greater resistance to impact, allowing it to remain intact for longer.

 

This material, with its pure white, hygienic properties, heat resistance and aseptic nature, ensures easy cleaning and hygiene in large spaces.

 

Premium rooms to get away from it all


The rooms in this hotel stand out for their size and for their minimalist decoration, where the natural stone has a dual function: Construction and Decoration. The minimalist beds with lightweight textiles, Simone Micheli's futuristic mirrors and Krion® EAST 1100 desks form part of the simple interior design that defines this hotel.

Project Credits
Manufacturer
Photographers
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct name
ManufacturerPORCELANOSA
Bathroom AccessoriseFalper
HANDMADE D5P, HANDMADE | Bathtub, HANDMADE | Freestanding washbasin
ChairsDe Padova
SUNDANCE OUTDOOR
Product Spec Sheet
Bathroom Accessorise
HANDMADE D5P, HANDMADE | Bathtub, HANDMADE | Freestanding washbasin by Falper
Chairs
SUNDANCE OUTDOOR by De Padova
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