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The Thirties Montesol resort 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Set within the outdated city of Eivissa, the newly renamed Montesol Experimental has been present process a multi-stage renovation since 2021, when it was purchased by the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 resort (above)

Meilichzon was answerable for overseeing the entire undertaking, 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 resort’s wealthy historical past.

Constructed practically a century in the past in 1933, the neo-colonial Montesol is extensively thought of Ibiza’s first resort, and between the 50s and 80s was recognized 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 resort is a pool of color to replicate 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 quite a lot of inexperienced and blue tones that convey within the colors of the Mediterranean sea.

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

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

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

“Tiles are an necessary characteristic on this resort,” 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 by the constructing, as seen within the many shell-patterned partitions that have been created by urgent particular person seashells into contemporary lime plaster.

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

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

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

“I loved shaping a variety of curvy, wavy traces across the resort so as to add softness to the design,” Meilichzon stated. “Nothing is sharp in Ibiza, it’s a very easy environment.”

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

The circle concept is sustained by the usage of celestial motifs, with brass suns and iron moons scattered throughout the resort 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 convey a variety of character to the rooms,” Meilichzon stated.

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

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

Extra just 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.

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