• Bedrooms courtyard at the hotel in Ronda
    Hotel view
  • Hotel in Ronda general plan
    Ground floor plan
  • View of restaurant courtyard at hotel in Ronda
    Courtyard view
  • Hotel in Ronda versatile room plan
    Room floor plan
  • Interior view of roof in hotel in Ronda
    Room view
  • Model of hotel in Ronda

Hotel in Ronda

Ronda, Spain

This project consists in the refurbishment and expansion of a historical hotel in Ronda. This 18th Century building can be framed in a narrative of rural architecture typical to Malaga, Spain. The clearly agricultural typology shows sobriety and pragmatism in the way it sits on the topography. The practical needs of a middle-sized rural plantation are materialized in sober white volumes composed of thick bearing walls. These walls are randomly pierced by irregular openings in the quantity and proportions necessary to every local condition.

The hotel in Ronda focuses on framing the new intervention within this same narrative of popular and anonymous architecture. At the same time, it transforms the complex into a five-star standard. It incorporates every requirement and detail necessary for guests to fully experience this family-centered atmosphere. Both the refurbished existing spaces and the newly built uses are arranged around a set of courtyards. These courtyards make the history of the place tangible, while they give the building a domestic scale. The new common uses are intended to promote excellence in every service. The guest rooms are designed for typological innovation, enabling flexibility of distribution in order to optimize the complex’s resources.

Overall, the project aims to preserve and renovate the existing historical building. It restores the character of the original 18th Century construction. At the same time, it also expands the complex to provide the hotel in Ronda with a standard for luxury and authenticity.


3.761 sqm


Jaime Daroca
José Mayoral
José Ramón Sierra
Sebastián Peñas

Technical architecture
Roberto Alés

Juan Ramón Samaniego