Two Marriott hotels in Costa Rica underwent renovations inspired by the Costa Rican coffee culture and beach vibes. Involved in the renovation projects of Costa Rica Marriott and Los Sueños Marriott were Zurcher Arquitectos (Costa Rica) and B Huber (México).
At Costa Rica Marriott, the renovation modernized the rooms with new innovations in technology while highlighting the feeling of being at a traditional coffee hacienda of the region.
Some of the elements that inspired the decor of this property were the hand painted Carreta of the 15th century from the Sarchí area, serving as a historical reference of the transportation of that time in the country. The importance of coffee in Costa Rica’s history is showcased in the colors and illustrations, as well as details inspired by Costa Rican artisans.
The rooms in the property now also have traditional maple solid wood furniture and traditional artwork. The bedroom has the work of local photographer Armando del Vecchio who took picyures of Costa Rican coffee plantations. The color palette chosen was also inspired by the process of this grain, including brown, terracotta and crimson tones throughout the rooms.
The bathroom has a walk-in rain shower, evoking the rainforest in the Costa Rican tropics.
The Costa Rica Marriott hotel has 299 rooms and suites, five restaurants, two swimming pools, a spa, fitness center, and conference rooms with capacity for 1,000 guests.
Meanwhile, at Los Suenos Marriott Resort, the renovation included the installation of decorative elements in the rooms to highlight the work of national artisans inspired by Costa Rican scenes. These include lamps inspired by local landscapes and the colors giving an allusion to Las Nubes de Coronado town, as well as the fauna and flora of the country.
The color palette used includes earth tones such as greens, coffees, creams and reds. Another objective of the redesign was to maximize the space with features such as a sofa that functions as a place to rest, work, read or as an additional bed.
Sustainability takes center stage in the new rooms with showers, lavatory faucets and toilet with low water consumption. In addition, there is LED lighting and an intelligent thermostat.
The entire room renovation project is slated for completion in April 2019 and maintains the character of seaside colonial Hacienda while highlighting the newest Marriott global design.
Los Suenos Marriott has 201 rooms and suites, meeting spaces with capacity for 500 guests, spa, fitness center and a free-form pool. In addition, it has an 18-hole La Iguana Golf course.