Today we want to invite you to walk with us through Hotel Suite Villa María, through the history of the Canarian architecture, and through the seven Canary Islands, visiting the their most noble and illustrious villages. Yes, all this can be done without leaving the walls of our hotel.
Antonio del Pozo, the architect of the complex, devised his work gazing out across the Canary Islands, and creating a synthesis of it in miniature, as a small traditional Canarian village, whose urban layout takes us to the streets of La Orotava, Teror, Teguise, Antigua, Valle Gran Rey or Valverde.
Hotel Suite Villa Maria’s streets zigzag around the tower, the plaza and the pool, and foots defying gravity to crown the mountain, to give their villas always the best views. Meanwhile, the stillness of its days and unhurried breathing of its elements, set the pace of its little world, where time seems calmed by art of magic.
This is undoubtedly the essence of the Canary Islands, in that spirit that only the “Villas” (as in the Archipelago are distinguished the most illustrious villages) are able to contain; that which is expressed not only in its geography, its urban layout or architecture, but especially in what is not seen, in the slow evolution of its days, in the delicate and cozy ways of its people, in the whistle of its grey wagtails in the wind. Everything that Del Pozo was able to capture at Hotel Suite Villa Maria and in each and every one of the seven styles of villas which invites us to discover the history of architecture of the Archipelago:
The Manorial Villa, with its imposing wooden balconies and facades slate shows the solemnity of the great manor houses of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, built in the early Canary cities such as La Laguna or Vegueta in Gran Canaria’s capital.
The Rural Villa transports us to the core agricultural tradition of the islands and its historic houses, characterized by their porches on rustic wood and rough walls.
The Villa ‘Lanzarote’, inspired by the picturesque houses of this island, invites you to relax with its white walls and wood trim and greenish.
The Colonial Villa takes us back to the nineteenth century of the Canary Islands and the influence of the first British tourists and merchants, with their unmistakable seafaring Anglo-Saxon architecture.
The Modernist Villa, corresponding to the first urban buildings of the twentieth century brings us closer to more current styles of the Canary Islands’ buildings.
Neoclassical Villa is inspired by contemporary constructions of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Finally, the Fusion Villa, is a personal reinterpretation of the author, Antonio del Pozo, of all the styles in a harmonious blend.
Tell us, which of them have you stayed in? Do you have a favorite style? We are expecting to know your experience.