Situated in the cave dwellings of the mountains of Matera sits the Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA, which has been designed taking inspiration from its surrounding area. Exclusive partner and leading bathroom and kitchen fittings manufacturer, GROHE, delivered bathroom brassware for the project, aligning with the themes of water, sustainability, and timeless design.

First opened in 2018, the 35-room hotel has been built up in the mountains, and structurally traces the ancient caves tuff stone, providing a unique stay of natural beauty and wellness. With its integrated spa and origins of an area derived from a single drop of water, the project focuses on water and the benefits and importance of the natural resource, which closely aligns with GROHE’s own ethos of “Pure Freude an Wasser” (Pure joy of water).

Throughout the project GROHE’s Essence brassware was selected as the exclusive bathroom fitting range, providing an organic silhouette and premium functionality, further complimenting the interior and exterior of the development. 

Specified in GROHE’s StarLight Chrome finish, the fittings provide a timeless design thanks to their minimalistic aesthetic and sustainable credentials, aligning perfectly with the project’s core ethos.

The GROHE Essence range took design inspiration from natural forms, resulting in a naturally curved, slim profile, while GROHE’s integrated technology provides resource-saving characteristics with a reduced water flow.

Aquatio Cave

“Since the post-pandemic reopening of hotels and hospitality establishments, wellness has taken centre stage. Spa breaks, relaxing retreats and getaways in natural environments have been popular, with escapism back on everyone’s agenda. When travellers visit a destination as unique as this they want to be indulged by their surroundings. Our Essence collection was specified as part of this project thanks to its natural timeless aesthetic which works harmoniously within the interior, alongside GROHE’s proud commitment to preserving our natural resource, particularly when it comes to water” says Nick Brown, leader, Hospitality UK, LIXL EMENA.

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