SERAFINA BEACH HO­TEL: BLUE AS THE SEA

A new struc­ture cre­ated by the Serafina group is open­ing in San Juan. The brain child of the group’s Fabio Granato and Vit­to­rio As­saf, mi­rage beaches and a unique at­mos­phere en­com­pass the new ho­tel over­look­ing the At­lantic Ocean.

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The new Serafina Restau­rant Group ex­pe­ri­ence – with nu­mer­ous lo­ca­tions around the world - is the Serafina Beach Ho­tel. Nes­tled in the heart of the el­e­gant Ash­ford Av­enue neigh­bor­hood of San Juan, Puerto Rico, the lo­ca­tion blends per­fectly with its sur­round­ings: young and vi­brant, packed with en­ter­tain­ment and venues to visit. The new im­pres­sive struc­ture of the Serafina Group opens its doors in March 2018. An el­e­gant and mod­ern ho­tel lo­cated on the At­lantic shores, this cre­ation, led by the de­sign stu­dios of LA Ar­chi­tects PSC and ICRAVE, was con­cieved to mimic the green hues and crys­talline wa­ters of the sea. The del­i­cate, chic in­te­rior ap­proach is en­riched by bo­hemian and pop ac­cents fash­ioned af­ter na­tive Puerto Ri­can artists: min­i­mal­ist dec­o­ra­tions and the tropical style is en­livened by shades that give a sense of well-be­ing. Green, sea foam, turquoise blue, gray and white color mod­ern de­sign from the rooms to the com­mon ar­eas, giv­ing am­ple space.

AU­THEN­TIC TOUCHES

The dou­ble-height re­cep­tion area de­fines the main lines of the front en­trance, ac­cen­tu­ated by artis­tic de­sign el­e­ments: an im­pres­sive stair­case over­laps with open spa­ces, nu­mer­ous plants and ceram­ics re­vi­tal­ize the en­vi­ron­ment, while wood­de­tailed coun­ters for the re­cep­tion and sup­port staff re­sem­ble the work of Aus­trian artist Er­win Hauer. And while a rich ceil­ing of in­ter­laced lamps fills the up­per part of the checkin, a large ab­stract mu­ral bear­ing the sig­na­ture of Puerto Ri­can artist Sofia Mal­don­ado de­fines the bound­ary of the en­vi­ron­ment. A tri­umph of artis­tic el­e­ments pour­ing into the right spa­ces, such as the large car­pet that un­folds in the cen­ter of the room and weav­ing the wa­ter­color com­po­si­tions of Ye­lena Rodin. A pair of sus­pended arm­chairs, signed by Ket­tal, fill the en­vi­ron­ment and the cus­tom surf­boards by Puerto Ri­can artist Char­lie Ramirez in­fuse a sense of play, fun and re­lax­ation. The lobby lounge, known as Piñaco, is em­bel­lished by an ele­phant bar with bright blue-col­ored tiles and a ter­raced counter.

The new im­pres­sive struc­ture of the Serafina Group opens its doors in Novem­ber. An el­e­gant and mod­ern ho­tel lo­cated on the At­lantic shores con­cieved to mimic the green hues and crys­talline wa­ters of the sea

ROOMS WITH VIEW

The ho­tel has 96 rooms over­look­ing the At­lantic or the ad­ja­cent La­goon del Con­dado, an un­spoilt na­ture sanc­tu­ary that hosts nu­mer­ous pro­tected an­i­mals. The rooms are es­pe­cially el­e­gant and spa­cious, rang­ing

from 100 square me­ters up to 195 square me­ters, with ter­ra­cotta floor and walls full of un­in­ter­rupted win­dows of­fer­ing a sur­pris­ing, al­most psy­che­delic, views of the north ocean or a sparkling sky over the even­ing La­guna to the south.

AMARE: ITAL­IAN TASTE EM­BRACED

Serafina Beach Ho­tel’s restau­rant is signed with the name ‘amare’, a word that con­tains - in Ital­ian - a dou­ble mean­ing: ‘love’, or in a south­ern Ital­ian di­alect ‘to­wards the sea’.

The in­no­va­tive restau­rant, en­riched with white brick walls and lively mu­rals re­flect­ing Puerto Ri­can cul­ture, can seat 100 guests, in­side and out­side. The turquoise-blue tile evokes the coastal spirit, while the dining room has mir­rored port­holes and metal­licblue lamps, be­con­ing the sea so close that one can smell it. Aro­mas that waft from the kitchen from the

del­i­ca­cies pre­pared by the chef make meals unique and un­for­get­table: im­mersed in an en­vi­ron­ment that of­fers a har­mo­nious mix be­tween a ca­sual and lux­u­ri­ous style, Ital­ian dishes are re­worked with a a touch of Puerto Ri­can cul­ture.

A SWIM­MING POOL ON THE SEA

From the Piñaco hall, an ex­tra­or­di­nary swim­ming pool, boast­ing nine pri­vate ‘lit­tle lounges’, two pavil­ions for larger groups and a breath­tak­ing ter­race means that any­one can en­joy the beau­ti­ful ocean view. A space of com­fort where one can re­lax with a cock­tail, or­dered di­rectly from the ad­ja­cent, blue and green bar that re­flects the par­al­lel col­ors of the At­lantic. A fifty-me­ter-long level swim­ming pool, lo­cated just a few me­ters away from the sea waves crash­ing on the coasts, is un­doubt­edly the star of the area. In short, the new Serafina Beach Ho­tel.

Serafina Beach Ho­tel’s restau­rant is signed with the name ‘amare’, a word that con­tains - in Ital­ian - a dou­ble mean­ing: ‘love’, or in a south­ern Ital­ian di­alect ‘to­wards the sea’.

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