Respect for the extraordinary local history, the result of its pre-Hispanic and colonial roots, was the characterising vibe in the renovation of the public areas of the JW Marriott Lima hotel, enhanced with a wide selection of Minotti furnishing pieces.
Outside, the city meets the Pacific Ocean and stretches along the spectacular cliffs of the Costa Verde; inside, visitors are welcomed by a new 14,000 square metre public space spanning two floors, inspired by the colour palette of the sea, the dense textures of the rocks and the green of the lands where the local vines are grown. The project, which focused on the public areas of the hotel, expresses a strong attachment to the territory and history of Peru: the architectural style is inspired by the incredible Inca ruins as well as the elegant colonial palaces, reinterpreting past suggestions with an abstract and contemporary perspective.
The main challenge for the first floor was to design an area with a new, symbolic sense of arrival, featuring a vertical stone wall on one side and a wooden screen on the other. It is on this level that the new reception area is located, directly connected to the cosy lounge area distinguished by the iconic sign of the Tape family of seats designed by the Japanese studio Nendo, accompanied by the Close coffee tables by Rodolfo Dordoni.
The atmosphere of the second floor is instead defined by three architectural elements: a wall inspired by the majesty of the Andes, the bar formed by free-standing islands and a vertical fireplace. The lounge bar develops right next to the fireplace and is characterised by the cosy and enveloping atmosphere created by the sinuous Seymour seating system, the Leslie armchairs and the elegant Kirk console, all designed by Rodolfo Dordoni. Then, the lobby café welcomes guests with the Angie armchairs designed by GamFratesi and the Ashley ottomans by Rodolfo Dordoni. The Aston armchairs, that harmoniously match all the coffee tables in the lounge, are also designed by Rodolfo Dordoni. Lastly, the area dedicated to the restaurant, designed to optimise the sea view, uses a chromatic palette that combines local ceramics in shades of blue, white mosaics and light wood: here, the Owens dining little armchairs by Rodolfo Dordoni are the protagonists.
The delicate balance of the project between cosy spaces and fully visible areas, references to local tradition and contemporary graphic signs, has been achieved thanks to the common thread conveyed by Minotti's proposals: Italian manufacturing elegance.