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FDA plays with primary colours for family-friendly Hotel Haway

Italian studio Fiorini D’Amico Architetti presents a colourful seaside hotel, welcoming modern families with an ethos of flexibility and ‘edutainment’.


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Photography: Carlo Oriente

Located along the quiet riviera of Martinsicuro, Italian studio FDA (Fiorini D’Amico Architetti) have transformed the interiors of Hotel Haway to create a bright, contemporary seaside stay. Tapped to overhaul the 1980s hotel block, FDA carefully updated each of the 50 rooms with bespoke furnishings and a simple yet effective colour palette inspired by the surrounding Adriatic coast. Custom bunk beds with individual curtains and guard rails with zig-zag bungee cord details provide children with their own sense of elevated adventure, while task lighting and designer lamps imbue each room with a warm, cosy atmosphere once the sun sets on balmy Italian evenings.

As a hotel offering a myriad of family activities for all ages, FDA kept the idea of togetherness and inclusivity at the core of the concept. Flexible features were therefore incorporated throughout each room in order to welcome a more diverse range of guests, from large families with four-legged friends to single parents or older families with teenagers. These smart additions include double beds with pull-out cots, removable rails and concealed headboards, allowing guests to tailor each room to their family’s everyday needs. The same attention was paid to each private bathroom in the hotel, fitted with spacious showers and ceramic tiles in a bright, geometric pattern to combine thoughtful practicality with a splash of personality.

The minimalist design of each room is complemented by an equally understated, natural palette of bleached wood furniture and white décor, as well as an intelligent use of colour to visually distinguish different zones within each room. Further maximising space with integrated furniture, FDA also commissioned bespoke full-length mirrors from one of their long-time collaborators, Italian carpentry firm Polvanesi.

Beginning the renovation on the fifth-floor bedrooms, a more comprehensive redesign is reportedly planned for the rest of the building, set to include two suites on the top floor (complete with private terraces) as well as the lobby and shared breakfast space.

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