Room Mate Hotels, founded and chaired by Kike Sarasola, is bolstering its presence in Malaga with the opening of its third hotel in the city.
Room Mate Valeria is a significant investment to help support tourism in Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol, and joins the existing properties of Room Mate Larios and Room Mate Lola.
The building is designed by Alejandro Armenteros de Dalmases and offers 61 rooms divided into five categories (from Basic Standard rooms to Junior Suites). Located in the heart of the city, it is just a few metres away from the Mediterranean Sea and next to Larios Street.
Design is an integral and distinguishing feature of Room Mate Hotels. The creative process begins with the selection of the property: a city centre location plus a building with heritage, which provide a story and personality to the project. Designers are invited to create bold, individual and welcoming spaces that, alongside the friendly service, impart a feeling of staying in a friend’s home.
Internationally renowned interior designers and sisters, Victoria and Sylvia Melian, are behind Room Mate Valeria’s striking decor. They have instilled the hotel with a striking, fun, sophisticated personality and above all, remained faithful to the essence of Malaga.
Inspired by its location, the rooms are decorated in seafaring shades with white as the base colour. The overall colour palette consists of bright turquoise, shades of green and navy, contrasting with white marble floors and black furnishings in the rooms.
The public areas reflect the vegetation surrounding the hotel with large tropical leaves in various shades of green. For the terrace, which has spectacular sea views, Melian Randolph has chosen turquoise and white, creating a fresh Mediterranean atmosphere.
In addition to Room Mate Valeria, the hotel chain has also opened its third hotel in Italy – Room Mate Giulia.
Designed by the internationally renowned architect Patricia Urquiola, the hotel is located just a few steps away from Piazza Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, in the heart of the cultural, fashion and shopping area of the city. It offers 85 rooms divided into five categories: Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite and Penthouse with Terrace.
For this hotel, Patricia references the city of Milan and has taken inspiration from typical Italian domestic spaces and added a vintage touch to create welcoming, familiar surroundings where guests can enjoy the hotel as if they were at home.
For the hotel lobby floor, Urquiola selected the same pink marble as found in the Duomo of Milan. The predominance of this colour in her designs has become one of her trademarks. Throughout the hotel, guests can admire works of different Milanese artists, photographers and illustrators.
Furniture and accessories for the hotel have been supplied by Cassina Contract, including beds, tables, sofas, desks, dressers for bathrooms, mirrors and curtains.