In the heart of La Fayette, one of the oldest neighborhoods of Guadalajara, Grupo Habita introduces its new hotel, Casa Fayette, entirely curated by Dimorestudio.
The spaces are characterised by a Déco approach, with clear references to design from the ‘40s, contaminated by imagery of a strong Tropicalia inspiration. The bright use of colours is evident throughout the hotel. Sage and light green, powder and salmon pink, wine red and burgundy, light grey and anthracite, nutwood and orange, light and navy blue, black and white, are used in different areas either as a finishing or hinted at by the materials’ natural colour.
The entrance and the common areas are set in the building that was once an old colonial house. The atmosphere is colorful and joyful from the entrance: walls painted in sage green and salmon pink, the small armchairs in the restaurant are upholstered with green palms print on light blue linen with long golden silk fringe; the bar counter is made of a light pink Rosa Perlino marble, dominated by a brass ceiling light installation; the pool and the pool-bar are surrounded by the green tones of tropical trees, deliberately disorderly, in hexagonal cement vases; the bar, separated from the pool by a monumental candid Carrara marble wall, features multicolor marble tables and green woven plastic chairs, reminiscence of traditional Mexican Equipales; the outdoor tiles are mainly light and medium grey with touches of orange and blue in the entrance area. These have been designed by Dimorestudio and manufactured locally, with the experience and tradition of the artisans that inspired them.
Each environment has its own strong personality and harmonizes with the others without conforming, indeed in some cases by antagonizing, like the two bathrooms in the common area: one bold, completely finished with mirrors, including the floor and the ceiling, the other clinical,
with sage green walls and steel accessories. Numerous furnishings and accessories designed exclusively for the hotel combine the references
from the local tradition with a predominant taste of the ‘30s and ‘40s and are thoughtfully mixed with pieces of furniture from Dimorestudio’s collection and elements of heritage design, such as the clock by Pietro Chiesa above the restaurant bar, the pendant lamp designed in the ‘30s by Gio Ponti for Fontana Arte in the guest room baths and the alabaster appliqués by Pierre Chareau hung on wine red walls in the corridors. The guest rooms are in the newly built building, adjacent to the original colonial house.
The passionate and meticulous care behind the selection of every object ensures a refined atmosphere of great scenic impact, pervaded by a rigorous frivolity made of nods to the past and graceful modernity.
ph. Adam Wiseman