Hotel Maple Ivy

sejpal associates as Architects

Weekend getaway near Mumbai: Located in a tourist hub a few hours from Mumbai, this hotel serves as a perfect weekend getaway. The challenge while designing of this defunct building was to impart it a contemporary look with  clean lines to the facade. The Reception area over looking the semi-covered swimming pool with its courtyard, makes it a welcoming sight for the visiting guests. 

It was a defunct building when clients approached us with a requirement of renovating the structure and converting it into a Boutique Hotel’ boutique hotel located on a one and a half acre of land abutting the Mumbai-Alibaug highway. Alibaug is a weekend gateway destination near Mumbai. The idea was to rework the site and make additions and alteration to the existing building and to come up with a fully functional hotel .The existing structure was aligned to the main approach road by a small open piece of land behind it .The requirements were worked out such that the property would live up to the client’s expectations of a perfect Weekend Hotel.

The process meant doing the structural check ups and identify damages and leakages before we actually started the designing. Realigning of the service areas, functional rooms etc would suffice to make space for the restaurant, reception  and a terrace garden area. After us often visiting the site, we realised that the portion of land behind this structure was perfect to accommodate and add value to the hotel by means of amenities like a banquet hall, spa and a covered swimming pool. The rear walls of the existing structure were opened out so as to have a view of the swimming from the planned reception area. It added dynamism and life to the otherwise closed reception. 

The amenities were divided into two blocks of trussed structures built with holo pipes with and open to sky courtyard between them letting in some mild daylight and ventilation. This structure with truss is covered by insulated G.I roof to ensure the space below remains cool even in extreme summer. The banquet hall overlooks the swimming pool area as well. The kitchen and other service areas like the laundry room, store room, admin areas are perfectly cordoned off and have a separate entrance. Considering the tropical climate there solar panels have been installed on the roofs which generate the electricity for all common areas and take care of hot water requirements for the entire property. 50,000 litres capacity tank has been installed for rainwater harvesting which takes care of the water requirement off the hotel.

The overall design approach and material selection imparts a contemporary
And earthy yet classy look to the façade and overall property, comfortable and chic rooms, well planned and easily accessible amenities makes it one of the most sought after hotels in the region


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ManufacturersNEOLITH by TheSize
ManufacturersSomany Ceramics Limited
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