A new sustainable hospitality experience in Puglia
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Sustainability and attention to detail are two of the hallmarks of the Salina Hotel project, a hotel hospitality concept that seamlessly combines innovation and tradition
Located in Taranto, just a few kilometres from the centre and the coast of the main Salento beaches, the Salina Hotel is one of the most important hotels in the area, designed by architect Nico D’Ippolito and conceived for a new form of hospitality geared around sustainability and attention to detail.
Steeped in the Mediterranean climate, amidst the vegetation, flavours and fragrances of Puglia, the Salina Hotel has an exclusive roof garden with a cascading swimming pool and a breath-taking view of the sea from where you can admire the beautiful surrounding landscape. Featuring 85 luxury rooms – different types ranging from Superior to Deluxe and Suite – that are elegantly furnished and equipped with the most modern amenities, the hotel harmoniously incorporates innovative home automation.
The interiors are characterised by a sophisticated combination of materials and colours, in shades of grey and delicate beige, and by linear, minimal design choices that reflect a classic spirit combined with a modern form. The designer chose numerous Marazzi collections for the interior and exterior porcelain stoneware floor and wall coverings.
The hotel’s façade features the large, slimline Grande Concrete Look slabs, while Grand Carpet, the extra-large (120x240 cm) slimline slabs designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and inspired by ancient Persian rugs that create a single large, infinitely repeatable pattern, furnish the hotel’s lobby, reception and restaurant.
Various porcelain stoneware collections with stone, concrete and metal effects cover the large interior spaces: Powder and Blend for the floors and walls of the rooms and corridors, Mystone Basalto, which interprets volcanic stone with stoneware, for the outdoor floor and terraces, Rocking in the spa areas and Grande Metal Look with its iridescent surface for the auditorium, the foyer, one of the restaurants and the conference room.
In keeping with the interiors, several stone-effect collections in different sizes, textures, finishes and colours were used for the exteriors: the Mystone Ceppo di Gré collection, which reproduces the characteristic surface of the stone in its natural colour, chosen for the floors of the covered area and the roof garden, and Mystone Gris Fleury, characterised by shading and an irregular grain, for cladding the roof garden, bathrooms and floor of the swimming pool area, which offers an impressive view of the pool and the sea. Stonework Outdoor was used for the external terraces.
Project developed in partnership with Dioguardi s.r.l.
Photo credits: Francesco Vignali