|PROJECT NAME||Frida + Lucca|
|LOCATION||Cabo San Lucas|
|FIRM||Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin|
Mexico's Grand Velas Los Cabos might offer dreamy views of the Sea of Cortez, which no greater authority than Jacques Cousteau himself called “the world’s aquarium.” Guests might also gaze in wonder at two new restaurants in the hotel designed by Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin.
The almost 4,000-square-foot Frida is a tribute to Mexico’s most famous painter. Wooden screens trail across the ceiling and angle down to create shelving and room dividers with contents that reflect in the polished marble floors. Lighting is mostly accented in brass, as are railings for the monumental bar of bookmatched marble.
The 5,000-square-foot Lucca, named for the region in Tuscany, offers a darker palette, with moody lighting that sets circular curtains of metal aglow. Leather banquettes in mahogany, and leather seating in black and bronze, sharpen the mood. For those more concerned with soaking up the site's natural beauty, both Lucca and Frida offer outdoor seating on the curved balcony, the ideal place to gaze at the glittering sea.