LLAO-LLAO HOTEL, LAKE MORENO WING
A seven thousand square meter new building was annexed to the main hotel to add 42 spacious suites. All the rooms have panoramic large windows overlooking Lago Moreno and the distant snow-capped Cerro Tronador. For the new interior decoration we evoked Jean Michel Frank, who had collaborated in the decoration of the main building in the late 1930´s. Patagonian wood, mainly lenga and cypress wood, were used and adapted to these mountain lodgings. As for the textiles, Andean llama and guanaco wool were woven imitating the colors and designs of the local native people. The bathrooms were conceived in tune with the landscape, emphasizing comfort and spaciousness, with stony surfaces, earthen colors and rough textures, in contrast with the softness of wood and textiles. Our major challenge were the very long corridors as they required coatings, accessories and, specially, modelling with lighting.