The vistas from Tenerife, the largest and most populated of the seven Canary Islands, attracts approximately five million tourists each year. One of the most popular destinations among elite travelers is the Hotel Jardines de Nivaria, one of three Adrián Hoteles in the region. It is situated in an exclusive area of the Costa Adeje, in the south of Tenerife, with direct access to the Playa de Fañabé beach.
The location itself is a draw, convenient for guests to visit Siam Park, a Thai-themed water park boasting the largest artificial wave in the world, and the Las Águilas Jungle Park featuring 600+ animals living in their natural habitats. Nearly 90 minutes away is the Anaga Rural Park on a mountain range in the northeast part of the island, and no trip to Tenerife is said to be complete without a tour of the Teide volcano, which is the highest summit in Spain at 12,198 feet above sea level. In addition to the typical summertime tourists, Tenerife sees an influx of visitors in January and February as the island celebrates its annual Carnival festival, which spans several weeks.
The Hotel Jardines de Nivaria resort received a substantial refurbishment that took over five months to complete and was handled by the Tenerife-based architectural firm ImpulsARQ, Madrid-based Stone Designs (which also has offices in Tokyo and Moscow), and lighting manufacturer B.lux, headquartered in the Basque Country of Spain.
The remodeling project focused on upgrading the guest suites, as well as two restaurants, the spa, and the resort’s common areas while adhering to the style that represents the DNA of the Adrián Hoteles brand.
The work began with the suites, which involved creating a series of elements that would serve to unify the rest of the project. For the bedside lighting, Stone Designs created a suspension lamp consisting of a glass sphere of nearly six inches in diameter framed by a metal structure. The pendant design was such a success that it was named the C_Ball Collection and added to the B.lux product catalog.
In the public areas, Stone Designs and B.lux opted for multiple suspension lamps to fill the space both vertically and horizontally. The concept was for multiple C_Ball lamps to make use of the existing points of light, while at the same time adapting to the architectural layout and illuminate it throughout. In this application, the spheres measured almost 12 inches in diameter. (It has since been included in the 2018 B.lux catalog).
The C-Ball suspended fixtures were not the only styles created for the Hotel Jardines de Nivaria. The manufacturer’s Speers suspension lamps, designed by David Abad, were also utilized plus the Overlay by Tim Brauns and Ireland, created by Stone Designs for the project. B.lux also manufactured the illuminated mirrors for the bathrooms in the suites, which follow the same design lines as the C_Ball lamp collection.
The hotel’s award-winning restaurant, La Cúpula, was relocated to the fourth floor in order to take advantage of a greater outdoor view, made even more spectacular by the addition of floor-to-ceiling windows. The main restaurant, Solandra, also received a cosmetic facelift plus a new wine bar. In both cases, the lighting design maintained the aesthetic established throughout the resort while also remaining unobtrusive so as not to compete with the natural beauty outside.