Shortly after opening the luxury hotel Encanto in Acapulco, architect Miguel Ángel Aragonés fancied the sprightly coasts of Baja California for his Mar Adentro Hotel and Residences.
Consolidating 198 rooms and exclusive private estates, the hotel arises on the gulf dividing the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican region; also recognized as the Sea of Cortez, this strip of water is home to various Unesco sites.
“This piece of land, located in the middle of a coastline dotted with “All Inclusives,” would have to be transformed into a box that contained its own sea –practically its own air– given the happy circumstance that the universe had created a desert joined to the sea along a horizontal line.” Mar Adentro‘s architect – Miguel Angel Aragonés
Aragonés’ avant-garde influence sways from the deep feeling of solitude he obtained on this remote enclave held by its own body of waters and its own air. His concept keeps a continuous conversation with this context, his white aesthetics blending magically with the rigid daylight that overflows the area all year round.
Floating from above, Mar Adentro persists as a whitewashed archipelago, harmonically assimilated into a deep-blue seascape, with tomes molded in modular solids as if they quietly stood afloat.
Inside, the rooms are serially stocked with fixtures by Poliform —their primary, regular taste printing a thoughtful feeling to the rooms and magnifying the landscape that floods into them.
“It was the purest, most minimalist landscape a horizon could have drawn. On either side, this dreamlike scenery collided with what humans consider to be aesthetic and build and baptize as architecture. I wanted to draw my own version, apart from the rest.” Miguel Angel Aragonés
What sets Mar Adentro truly apart, nonetheless, is the lifestyle perceived for its occupants. Besides the high-tech room activity with on-demand servant assistance, customized light switches and à la carte pillows, a total master of energetic activities also take place in and throughout its Plaza.
A curated range of designer boutiques will also settle quickly into a well-appointed shopping area; among them, acclaimed Mexican designer Carla Fernández, prized for her charm with the archives of indigenous couture.