Airen Hotel, Benalmádena, Spain
In 1997, Robin Chiang & Company (RCCo) was commissioned to master plan the residential development of 600 homes for Reserva del Higuerón in Benalmádena, Costa del Sol, Spain. In 1998 RCC designed the multi-family residential units and in 1999 RCC consulted on the planning and design of the first villas and a recreation and spa center for the development. In 2006 RCC designed a new 75 room four-star boutique Airen Hotel adjacent to the popular spa and recreation center with gourmet restaurant.
The hotel is connected to the recreation center via a glass elevator with view of the Mediterranean Sea. The roof features a wading and exercise pool with view of the sea, terraces for sunning or reading in the shade, and a cafe serving light meals. It also houses a banquet space for 500 guests with connection to the existing gourmet restaurant via a weather protected terrace.