One of the most popular European summer getaway destinations is the Adriatic Sea—the home to charming islands and an abundance of Mediterranean nature. If you’re looking for a place to stay to relax and unwind in harmony with nature, then the Hotel Maslina is the place to go. On the enchanted island of Hvar, inspired by untamed nature, Hotel Maslina is the perfect choice for true luxury. The hotel and its interiors—combining splendour and tranquillity—were designed by the Paris-based LA.M Studio.
The article originally appeared in issue four.
Léonie Alma Mason, LA.M Studio’s founder, paid particular attention to ensuring that the materials used in the hotel were in harmony with the Croatian environment. Throughout the hotel’s interior, the usage of wood and stone prevails, which immediately transports us back to the stony coasts and streets of Croatia’s old towns. Furthermore, Hotel Maslina’s interiors are also in symbiosis with its exteriors, and such examples can be seen in the reception area made from Brač stone and the use of exotic woods.
Already at a first glance, the resort is reminiscent of hot summer days, thanks to its airy, vast spaces, plenty of light, and the playfulness of warm shades used. In the common areas and guest rooms, ethereal white curtains float down to create a sense of lightness and freshness. However, simultaneously, a welcomed summer breeze creeps in, in the form of stone flooring, full-bodied dark wood furniture and at times, the dark shades of black and green. In the hotel's restaurant and bar, Mason has added terracotta details, bronze mirrors, exotic wood and glass lamps to the list of varied materials used.
"The luxury of Hotel Maslina lies in its large spaces, beautiful surroundings and the use of local and natural, precious materials throughout. Every detail has been carefully designed and specially manufactured to ensure the best possible guest experience for a beautiful but relaxed and comfortable stay, in a five-star hotel setting." - Mason added.
The hotel has 50 rooms and suites, each of which gives you the feeling of the outdoors during your stay, or at least being very close, at arm's length from the natural world of the Adriatic. In addition, three private villas are also available, with plentiful indoor and outdoor living space.
Photos: LA.M Studio / Claire Israel