Hotel Avándaro

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Renovation
  • Company/Firm
    Chain + Siman and Modo Manera
  • Lead Designer
    Renatta Chain + Lina Siman
  • Other Designer(s)
    Modo Manera
  • Architect
    Chain + Siman and Modo Manera
  • Interior Designer
    Chain + Siman
  • Hospitality
    Grupo Avándaro
  • Construction Company
    Chain + Siman + Tuca
  • Photo Credit
    Rafael Gamo and Celia Rojo
  • Location
    Valle de Bravo
  • Project Date
  • Developer
    Grupo Avándaro

Hotel Avándaro's renovation responded to the need for clear space distinction among its diverse clientele. Previously, a mix of conventioneers, regular guests, and clubhouse members shared spaces, leading to confusion. The redesign now allocates specific areas, catering to each group's needs. Architecturally, the challenge was merging the hotel’s varied history with modern design. Elements like sloping roofs and wooden beams were retained but updated.

Environmental considerations were paramount. Instead of extensive demolition, restoration was prioritized, reducing waste. The hotel also integrated energy-efficient technology, with solar panels addressing some energy needs. Water conservation, through measures like rainwater harvesting, became another focus.

Local materials feature prominently in the redesign, allowing the hotel to blend seamlessly with its urban surroundings and natural backdrop. Commitment to locality, combined with improved guest experiences and sustainable practices, positions the project as a leader in hospitality. Its transformation, from 12 initial cabins to its current state, highlights a balance between respect for history and vision for the future.

Chain + Siman is an architecture and interior design firm, located in Mexico City, led by Renatta Chain and Lina Siman. The idea behind the signature has to do with simplicity; clean lines, natural palettes and a close dialogue between light, space and texture, systematically organizing a set of elements and highlighting their essential characteristics and relationships to form a concept.

Other prizes
A + Awards Architizer 2020 | Honorable mention in Detail + Architecture + Stone category The Plan Award 2020| Longlisted in Houses category Premio Nacional AAI México | 1st. place in Restaurants category Premio Nacional AAI México | 3rd. place in Residential Architecture Premio Firenze Entremuros | 2nd. place in Residential Architecture Íconos del diseño 2020 by AD México | Finalist in Residential Interior Design category