NH Hotel Group has incorporated a new NH Iquique Pacífico hotel, located in the city of Iquique. With this incorporation, NH strengthens its proposal in the region with a total of 23 hotels: 6 in Chile; 15 hotels in Argentina and 1 hotel in Uruguay.
The decoration of the hotel is inspired by some elements alluding to the mining industry since it is one of the main activities of Iquique; “We have chosen copper both as raw material for some objects and also for color, being the tone that prevails in public areas”, says Walter Morbidoni, general director of HDA, Hotel Design Assistance, in charge of the project in Iquique.
In addition, other hotel objects are inspired by the Diablada, a typical dance that represents the confrontation between the forces of good and evil, mixing elements from different cultures. “For decoration and in order to provide objects from the region's culture, we have selected some masks and ornaments related to this dance that are located in the hotel lobby,” added Morbidini.
The furniture in the restaurant, bar and terrace is semi-industrial. The use of iron and rustic wood stands out; the sofas and chairs with rope fabrics. The color palette used is composed in the range of copper, red and mustard.
The rooms follow the global interior design line of NH hotels. The colors used are pearl gray and petrol blue. Given the combination of tones, brightness and light, a sober and intimate style is generated that invites you to relax.
A distinctive feature of the rooms is the sepia-colored photograph of the Iquique Clock Tower, an eclectic-style monument that is located in Plaza Arturo Prat, the most important square in the city. It was built in 1879 when Iquique was Peruvian territory and the clock was imported from England.