Continuing with our Color Trends 2019, we are focusing on designs that explore the color and design of the "Sojourn" trend. Social Architecture is the conscious designing of physical space to optimize human interactions and connection to its surroundings. Designers that utilize the "Sojourn" trend feature local materials throughout the interiors, and embrace urban agriculture, sustainability and reuse. Floor plans and furniture layouts garner community and social interaction, while natural hues, including pale pinks, olives, browns and rich greens, rustic textures and graphic motifs populate interiors.
hotel sun deck
Hotel Boca Chica captures a cool 1950’s vibe (the original property was featured in Elvis’s Fun in Acapulco) and makes it stylish and new. The vintage exterior looks like it’s straight out of a mid-century movie set, but inside, the reinvigorated interior has been chicly remodeled by designers Frida Escobedo and José Rojas. Vintage pieces were curated by Mexican contemporary artist Claudia Fernández, and the spacious, 36 tropically-designed rooms come with large hammocks, outdoor living rooms, and private gardens.
The hotel is perched over a beach cove in the heart of Acapulo’s vibrant Caleta neighborhood. Originally built in the 1950’s, this once holiday hotspot took a downturn when the city of Acapulco itself fell out of favor in the 1980’s. Although the last 20 years have taken their toll on the hotel, most of the original features and furniture luckily remain intact.
guest room interior
The décor reflects the time period of the original structure, riding on the wave of 1950’s nostalgia that has lately swept through the worlds of fashion, design, and film. The building was restructured to offer 30 guestrooms and six suites, each with private terraces and hammocks, while earth tones, cool whites, and mild greens reflect the clear blue surrounding waters.
The design team at Boca Chica worked painstakingly to revive the hotel’s prominent atmosphere of tropical luxury from the original structure, but just as intensely to modernize the facilities to suit contemporary standards of comfort.
For more information on Hotel Boca Chica and to plan your stay, visit hotel-bocachica.com/.
All Photographs Used with Permission. Photography @ Undine Pröhl