A huge and exclusive resort located in La Romana, in the Dominican Republic, is one of the latest projects executed by the Voolcan hotel
interior design company, with the participation of Joenfa and Skyline Design.
By Rocío Macho
43 Spectacular beaches and paradisiacal landscapes surround the La
Romana Hilton in the Dominican Republic, and inspire its interior design.
Exclusivity, warmth and comfort are the three pillars of its interior and
exterior spaces. With a family area and also an `adults only´ space, this re-sort
has furniture manufactured by Voolcan, and commercial equipment
provided mostly by Joenfa and Skyline Design.
As Emilio Revert, CEO of Voolcan Group explained, “the challenge was
to offer distinction and exclusivity, and at the same time, make the guest
feel at home and to make the room feel it is his from check-in, prioriti-zing
the comfort and ease of use”. To achieve this, those responsible for
the interior design of the Hilton hotel chain worked hand in hand with
Voolcan, accepting their suggestions throughout the process in terms of
materials and manufacturing.
Thus, the furniture in the rooms was manufactured exclusively for the
project, based on designs provided by Hilton, which were improved - in
each case - and manufactured by the Voolcan group. “Our team made
some changes to improve the durability and usability of the original de-signs.”
The material chosen for this furniture was flame-retardant DM
lined with high quality melamines. A material which, says Emilio Revert,
“provides freedom when it comes to moulding new designs for mana-geability,
coupled with resistance and flame-retardant properties”, es-sential
technical features for a hotel.
As for aesthetics, the interior design was inspired by the landscapes from
the Caribbean: wood tones accompanied by pastel colours that blend
with the environment are the chromatic colour keys: sand brown, sea
blue, jungle green, sun yellow ... Celia Jorques, Project manager at Vool-can,
highlights the richness of colours available in the details, “like the
headboard of the beds, with an original geometric design.”
Natural teak and custom textiles
The Joenfa company has furnished the common areas of the La Romana
Hotel, continuing the same philosophy of exclusivity and comfort. In the
pieces chosen by Hilton interior designers, always advised by the Spanish
company, natural teak predominates, varnished in different shades. The
Burgos, Orsini and Calcutta collections are customized with cushions and
upholsteries that adapt to the flagship colours of the project. “We espe-cially
like the colour combination in the lobby, where the combination
of pieces and the colour richness is spectacular,” says José Revert, CEO
In the pool and private beach of the resort, the Brafta and Spa collection
predominate, both from Skyline Design. Some of the pieces introduced
into the outdoor spaces have also been customized for the occasion,
painted, for example, in pastel green, one of the star tones of the hotel,
which brings a unique and distinctive touch to the whole.
A piece of team work in which communication between supplier and
customer has been constant and fluid. As Emilio Revert states, “our way
of doing contract business is that both interior designers and clients are
in continuous` feedback ‘with the project”.
FICHA TÉCNICA/DATA SHEET
Hotel Hilton La Romana.
República Dominicana/ Dominican Republic.
Proyecto de interiorismo/ Interior design project: Playa Resorts.
Ejecución del proyecto de interiorismo/
Execution of the interior design project: Voolcan.
Empresas españolas proveedoras de equipamiento y mobiliario/
Spanish companies supplying equipment and furniture:
Carpintería y Mobiliario de habitaciones/ Carpentry and room
Mobiliario de restaurantes y lobby/ Restaurant and lobby
Mobiliario de piscina y playa/ Pool and beach furniture:
Textiles/ Textiles: Sunbrella, Tuva Textil y Spradling.
Alfombras/ Carpets: Parentesi Quadra.