Ibiza's first lodge will get bohemian refresh from Dorothée Meilichzon

The Nineteen Thirties Montesol lodge in Ibiza has reopened following a full overhaul of its 30 bedrooms and three suites by Dorothée Meilichzon of French inside design studio Chzon.

Set within the outdated city of Eivissa, the newly renamed Montesol Experimental has been present process a multi-stage renovation since 2021, when it was purchased by the Experimental hospitality group.

Inside designer Dorothée Meilichzon has overhauled the bedrooms (prime picture) of the Montesol Experimental lodge (above)

Meilichzon was answerable for overseeing the entire venture, beginning two years in the past with the Sabbaba restaurant and rooftop bar earlier than lastly turning to the rooms. Her intention was to infuse “a bohemian overtone all through the inside”, drawing on the lodge’s wealthy historical past.

Constructed practically a century in the past in 1933, the neo-colonial Montesol is broadly thought of Ibiza’s first lodge, and between the 50s and 80s was identified for internet hosting a roster of hippies, celebrities and royals together with the members of rock band Pink Floyd and legendary director and actor Orson Welles.

Seating area in guest rooms of Ibiza hotel by Dorothée Meilichzon
The rooms are brightened up by Diego Faivre’s Playdough Stools

Meilichzon was eager to faucet into this bohemian previous, layering up an array of materials, patterns, fringes and pompoms, used towards gentle woods and textured plaster partitions.

“The lodge is a pool of color to mirror the enjoyment and open-mindedness of Ibiza,” she informed Dezeen.

Desk and wicker lamp in Montesol Experimental hotel guest room
Shell-patterned partitions characteristic all through the interiors

Heat yellow hues nod to the constructing’s iconic yellow-and-white exterior, juxtaposed with a wide range of inexperienced and blue tones that carry within the colors of the Mediterranean sea.

“Photo voltaic colors have been adopted in frequent areas and lunar colors in rooms,” she mentioned. “Listening to Ayurvedic rules, we used cooling, calming colors contained in the lodge to counterbalance the warmth outdoors.”

Tiled mini bar in Montesol Experimental hotel
Moroccan zellige tiles had been used to border the mini bars within the visitor rooms

Tiling, too, brings a cooling factor, utilized in each the rooms and the general public areas.

“Tiles are an necessary characteristic on this lodge,” Meilichzon defined. “And we’ve used conventional zelliges to wrap the niches of the mini-bars in a palette of orange, brown and off-white.”

A hand-made theme threads via the constructing, as seen within the many shell-patterned partitions that had been created by urgent particular person seashells into recent lime plaster.

Arched varieties – from room openings to rest room mirrors to assertion headboard – reference the grandeur of the lodge’s exterior however in a extra relaxed and low-key means.

Bedroom of Ibiza hotel by Dorothée Meilichzon
Arched headboards reference the grandeur of the lodge’s exterior

Circles are one other recurring silhouette, discovered throughout rugs, arworks and chair backs.

“I loved shaping a whole lot of curvy, wavy strains across the lodge so as to add softness to the design,” Meilichzon mentioned. “Nothing is sharp in Ibiza, it’s a very easy ambiance.”

Bedroom of Ibiza hotel by Dorothée Meilichzon
The identical rounded varieties are repeated within the tables and chairs

The circle thought is sustained via using celestial motifs, with brass suns and iron moons scattered throughout the lodge calling to thoughts the sunny days and celebrated nightlife of the island in addition to its extra non secular aspect.

The bedrooms have a playful really feel, with chunky Playdough Stools by Diego Faivre, hand-made masks by Mallorcan artist Anna-Alexandra and wardrobe doorways knowledgeable by jigsaw puzzles.

“These distinctive and kooky items carry a whole lot of character to the rooms,” Meilichzon mentioned.

Seating nook in Sabbaba restaurant in Ibiza
Meilichzon beforehand accomplished the lodge’s Sabbaba restaurant

Since founding her hospitality design studio Chzon in 2009, the designer has created quite a few interiors for Experimental Group together with outposts in London and Menorca alongside the Resort Il Palazzo Experimental in Venice.

Extra lately, Meilichzon was additionally answerable for overhauling a departure lounge at Charles de Gaulle Airport, incorporating her hallmark arches alongside fountains referencing iconic Parisian monuments.

The images is by Karel Balas.