The hotel on Lake Como is the result of the complete renovation of two existing buildings, joined by a new modern glazed structure, designed and built by Thema, to house the lobby in a reinterpretation of the traditional greenhouse and indoor gardens that can be found throughout the area.
The design of the hotel is the result of a partnership between architects Dario Pietro Cazzaniga and Monica Limonta. The work was carried out and coordinated by Nessi & Majocchi. The project was divided across several aspects. In the entrance, the lobby is a vast, fully glazed cube, followed by a cloister consisting of large windows secured with minimal frames.
For the 170 rooms, Thema built large sliding French doors that open almost fully. The railing in front is glazed and was customised by Thema, using designs calculated to achieve the desired stratigraphy and characteristics. On the sixth and last floor, Thema also worked on the wellness area and restaurant. For the first time, the company used minimal sliding windows to cover the restaurant. The custom-made railing is in plate glass with iron mechanical restraints. The brick structure contains ten suites with custom-made skylights onto the roof.