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Hotel Albir Playa - Alicante (Spain)

Hotel Albir Playa in Alicante

With its elegant and welcoming architecture and splendid garden, Albir Playa Hotel is a well-known meeting place for personalities from the world of cinema and film lovers. It also hosts art exhibitions and serves as a hospitality venue for winter sports teams.
Author
Alessandra Coppa
Surfaces
COTTO D'ESTE
Year of completion
2009

The Albir Playa Hotel & Spa is a four-star hotel located between Altea and Benidorm, not far from the Serra Gelada Natural Park in the heart of the Costa Blanca.
It is located in Camino Viejo de Altea 51 in the north-east of the town of Albir, a thirteen-minute walk from the centre, and serves as an ideal base for exploring the city of Benidorm.
It has about two hundred spacious air-conditioned rooms equipped with modern technologies and balconies and caters for the disabled. A ten-minute walk from Alfás beach in Albir, this hotel offers an outdoor pool, spa and gym.
Sensae, the Albir Playa hotel spa, offers cutting-edge services for lovers of relaxation and invigorating thermal waters. The hotel’s tasteful and intimate decor allows guests to escape from the outside world and immerse themselves in the well-being of a complete thermal spa circuit.
The hotel spa extends over a 1,800 square metre space and features a sauna, swimming pools with whirlpool baths and an ice fountain.
The chosen materials and furnishings are elegant, intimate and essential, ideal for guests who want to get away from the outside world.
The floor covering in spa consists of 100×100 cm sheets of Kerlite Plus porcelain laminate from Cotto d’Este, while the walls are covered with 300×100 cm sheets, also Kerlite. The colour chosen for both floors and walls is Noisette from the Kerlite Buxy series.
The homogeneous, wrap-around effect created by this ceramic material with its brown tones is enhanced by the restrained use of artificial lighting which creates a relaxing yet visually striking effect. However the strong presence of the ceramic material does not distract attention from human well-being and the sensation of calm and relaxation.
The design strikes a perfect balance between aesthetics and well-being, ensuring that guests enjoy an outstanding sensory experience. The interiorscape is custom designed, the natural appeal of the colours and the chosen ceramic surfaces fitting in perfectly with the relaxing atmosphere of the interior, which is specially designed to enhance colours and sensations.
Ceramic is a particularly effective choice for a space so strongly linked to water, its characteristic stone-like natural appeal accentuated by the musky shade of Noisette. The choice of large sizes means that there are fewer grout joints, which goes well with the needs of cleanliness and hygiene typical of a wellness area.
The outstanding technical characteristics of this ceramic material, especially in terms of strength and cleanability, help to enhance the quality of the spa. At the same time the very low thickness (just 3 mm) of this laminated porcelain makes it extremely environmentally friendly.

Tiles
Cotto d'Este, Kerlite Buxy
Type
porcelain stoneware
Sizes
1000x1000x3,5 mm / 3000x1000x3,5 mm
Colours
Noisette
Technical characteristics
Water absorpion (ISO 10545-3): <0,1%
Chemical resistance (ISO 10545-13): ULA - UHA
Resistance to deep abrasion (ISO 10545-6): 146 mm3
Stain resistance (ISO 10545-14): conforme
Frost resistance (ISO 10545-12): conforme
Slip resistance (DIN 51130): R9
Thermal shock resistance (ISO 10545-9): conforme
Crazing resistance (ISO 10545-11): conforme
Linear thermal expansion (ISO 10545-8): conforme
Certifications and awards
LEED
EMAS
ISO 14001
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