Sea, native vegetation inspire new Room Mate hotel

The interior design pays homage to the property’s location, Malaga in Spain. (Room Mate Valeria)

Room Mate hotels opened Room Mate Valeria in Malaga, Spain, with interior design by Victoria and Sylvia Melián Randolph. Located near the Mediterranean sea, the building designed by Alejandro Armenteros de Dalmases has 61 guestrooms divided into five categories, from basic standard rooms to junior suites. Distinguishing features include a terrace with rooftop pool, a 60 square meter (646 square foot) gym and the hotel restaurant at the ground floor.

Interior designers and sisters Victoria and Sylvia Melian Randolph were behind Room Mate Valeria’s décor, which pays homage to the property’s location, Malaga.

The hotel’s public spaces reflect the vegetation surrounding the hotel with tropical leaves in various shades of green. Meanwhile, the terrace features turquoise and white as reflection of the sea views and the Mediterranean.

The lobby has modern lighting. There are reclaimed traditional Andalusian metal lanterns at the façades and public areas. The Andalusian influence continues within the two courtyards, through the cobblestone pavement from Córdoba – placed by hand in black and white – rattan furniture and yellow-glazed pots.

Guestrooms were decorated in seafaring shades with white as the base color. The overall color palette consists of turquoise, shades of green and navy, contrasting with white marble floors and black furnishings.

Similarly, designers Gaston, Daniela and Francisco Lover also left their mark in the guestrooms through their floral prints. There is an “Ybarra Serret” design created exclusively for Room Mate and inspired by the vegetation found in Malaga.

Room Mate Valeria

Room Mate Valeria
Room Mate Valeria

Room Mate Valeria

Room Mate Valeria