The beachside be playa eschews any reference to its ocean location in opting for stripped-down, simple yet elegant interiors
Architecture and interior Design: Sebastian Sas
The open bathroom areas feature rounded marble sinks with Daniel Rubinetterie taps, which adhere to the simple style applied to the hotel’s interiors, and freestanding semi-sunken hot tubs sit in the corner of every suite next to black canvas or cow-hide print chairs, allowing the occupant to make the most of the views of the beautiful surroundings while drying themselves.
As a nod to the region’s rich history, elaborate, rustic-looking patinated walls decorated with lines of poetry by contemporary Latin American poets are a feature of the suites. Shades of white and pale grey are highlighted with theatrical lighting, including the acrylic base of the bed and hot tub. And amid the rustic simplicity, technology plays its part, with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and free wireless internet access all offered as standard.
As well as the guest rooms, the spacious public areas of Be Playa also feature materials such as fairfaced concrete and marble, accentuated by simple lines to continue the simple style of the hotel.
On the roof, the softly lit ‘hang-out’ area features modern, white plastic chairs and sturdy looking tables in light wood and white marble, and day beds are positioned around the edge of the area.
Throughout the three-storey building and roof terrace a colour palette consisting of the same white and pale grey tones as seen in the guest rooms allows bold furniture to stand out, including stylish purple, plastic chairs. A much-talked about feature of the hotel is its infinity pool, with a vintage metal table and chairs positioned right at its centre.
The hotel’s stylish and simple sophistication in the public areas make it easy to see why the hotel has been described as ‘one of the classiest hangouts in town’, while its design makes it a natural member of Design Hotels.