GRONDA is the architectural firm behind the Ikos Andalusia project, the first all-inclusive luxury complex in Spain, commissioned by the Greek hotel chain Ikos Resorts. This is a customised complex destined to become a shining example at the international level of what a high-end, all-inclusive facility can be, ensuring a successful, top-level hospitality experience. GRONDA drew up the master plan for the project, as well as its architecture, interior design, landscaping and the lighting for the new hotel. This 39,500 square meters complex, designed to deliver unique experiences and ensure truly enjoyable rooms, will open in April 2021.
Located on the shores of the Mediterranean, between the towns of Marbella and Estepona (Malaga), Ikos Andalusia was conceived as a relaxing oasis on the Costa de Sol. On this project GRONDA spearheaded one of the most complex hotel projects today, fully designing the transformation of seven independent buildings totalling 411 rooms and suites; a Dining area housing 6 restaurants run by 5 Michelin-star chefs, and 6 bars; spaces for leisure and well-being; and 4,000 square meters of swimming pools. A new exclusive and unique resort harmoniously integrated into the area’s natural environment, in which GRONDA showcases the Greek chain’s essence through architecture and design that promote serenity and sophistication.
Ikos Andalusia’s philosophy is based on the hotel chain’s ongoing quest to make each of its hotels a truly unique lifestyle experience.
Seven totally new buildings were constructed, converted from obsolete structures into a high-luxury complex, where all the rooms boast sea views, day beds and hammocks on their spacious terraces. With light natural woods and first-class finishings, Ikos Andalusia’s architecture aims to focus on the experiences that the user can enjoy, such that the design has a purpose. In this case the goal was to convey all the exclusivity that such a luxury destination can offer, through its materials and spaces, as well as transformed landscaping, to achieve an interplay link between the complex’s swimming pools, gardens, and the sea.