The five star hotel Villa Dubrovnik, part of Leading Hotels of the World and owned by Dogus Group, is the latest design adventure of the architect Fabrizia Frezza, who followed its partial renovation and interior design. The architect redesigned some important areas of the hotel, positioned on the edge of the Croatian shore, in front of the ancient Dubrovnik city center and the Lokrum island: the Restaurant, the Bar, the Beach club La Corte, the Reception and she did it by focusing on recalling the a classical revisited style, updated in a contemporary way. “I define my design as classic-contemporary as I feel half way through this two ways of thinking architectural lines, as well as Mediterranean, as I was born in this area, and I feel I can interpret its Genius Loci at its best”, explains Fabrizia Frezza. The last renovation of this seventies building dates back to ten years ago. The architect has revolutionized the definition of the spaces from the court, an originally open area, not used, that now houses a modern design hall, with a covering made of white canvas where interiors and exteriors are connected. The brightness that recalls the Mediterranean style matches with dark, elegant and custom designed furnishings, a mock oversized fireplace, decorated with big white candles, and a large bookcase, which all collaborate in creating a living-room atmosphere. A touch of flair is given by the large fountain, that features one of the two spaces of the court. It is an element who responds both to a functional request, acting as a wall through settings, and to a clear classical aesthetic dogma. Change of perspective and new arrangement also for the reception, designed with one purpose: to disclose the sea view right from the hotel entrance. In this area the floors echo the colors and style of the stone used in other spaces, even if the architect privileged the use of parquet. The sea view is a determining element in the layout of the plan. Particularly in the bar, where Fabrizia Frezza designed some niches, with benches and pillows, and used mirrors to reflect the sea, answering, in this way, to two ideas: give a wider perception of the space and return, reflected, the surrounding landscape. Also in this area, each interior element, from room furnishings to the angle bar, have been designed from the architect. A characteristic style feature of the architects comes back in the restaurant: the careful combination of fabrics and colors. In this case dove-grey, sand and cream characterize the comfortable seats, elegant and custom made armchairs. Black and white Dubrovnik old photos recall the history and uniqueness of the place and create the warm, familiar and convivial atmosphere.
CLIENT: DOGUS GROUP STATUS: Complete 2016