March 23, 2022 | Updated: May 11, 2022


Design and wellness at the luxurious SO/Sotogrande resort

This superior five-star SO/Hotels hotel boasts 152 rooms, is dedicated to customer wellness, and has been redesigned with a hand from Dolores Cortés and PORCELANOSA.

Comfort is everything at the SO/Sotogrande (Cádiz), promoting a healthy lifestyle with customer care front and centre. These two principles run through its 152 bedrooms and suites, and all its facilities.

A revolutionised ‘cortijo’ farmhouse, loaded with art and excellent cuisine

Boasting a total of six dining spaces, a spa and health club spanning almost 3,000 square metres, gardens, three outdoor swimming pools and several golf courses, this historic cortijo has been converted into a luxurious five-star resort by hotel chain SO/Hotels & Resorts. Every inch of the resort offers a stunning combination of style and exclusivity, featuring collections by PORCELANOSA Group. “We’ve successfully brought back the spirit of what was once the Cortijo de Santa María de la Higuera by using raw materials, avant-garde art and a refreshing and invigorating décor scheme. SO/Sotogrande has been designed around the concept of community and shared enjoyment” explains a hotel representative.

The idea was to preserve the original design – whitewashed walls, wooden roofs and internal courtyards – and give the facilities an overhaul. The SO/Sotogrande team united tradition and modernity with designs from Dolores Cortés, who created the hotel logo, new uniforms and the colourful décor scheme featuring a predominance of red, yellow, green, fuchsia and orange hues.

Inspiration for the colour scheme came from the natural landscapes of Andalusia and the region’s local architecture, and it entices guests to sit back and enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle whilst taking in incredible panoramic views of Sotogrande.

A refreshing design inspired by the Cadiz coast

The design is brimming with life, ushering the Cádiz light into the hotel. This is accentuated in the bedrooms and suites (36), designed to offer guests the ultimate in rest, featuring white, blue and earthy tones inspired by the beaches and promenades of the Cadiz coast.

The private balconies and terraces provide the perfect venue to disconnect from it all, and the exclusive, open-plan rooms blend light cotton and linen textiles with natural wood and rattan lighting. The concrete-look Bottega floor tiles by Porcelanosa (in a Caliza limestone finish) unite the interior and exterior areas under the same aesthetic. These large format tiles lend a sense of harmony to the space with their warm beige hues, and were installed using Butech Colorstuk Rapid grouting material. This collection has also been used in the communal areas and some of the restaurants.

The bathroom design is centred around nature and the sea, featuring electric blue wall tiles, plants, natural stone washbasins and soft lighting to heighten the connection between the Sotogrande natural environment and wellness. This is a calm interior design scheme where the sandy tones of the Spiga Bottega Caliza wall tiles and Noken black taps create the perfect setting for relaxation.

See it in Projects Porcelanosa.

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