How we build coziness? With veracity and the region´s craftsmanship, combined with the desire to offer an exclusive experience gives its shape. A good example is its 130 hanging lamps made out of fiber, located at the restaurant and handmade by skillful locals. The image portrays a light forest, with effects, movement and poetry. The artisanal soapstone cookware, come from Minas Gerais, from Ouro Preto’s Brasart, and the sousplats of coconut are also produced by local artisans. The work of plastic artist Rita Lessa at the footboards, cushions, carpets and kitchen sets came out of the concept to represent the Brazilian colors in a contemporary way. The handcrafts, culture, native language, natural elements and presence of other traditions from Brazil, all of which were thought to inspire and bring to the guests an exclusive atmosphere, and add up to the easygoing Bahia´s nature, Minas’s hospitality and the versatility of being able to dialogue with any part of the world.
Before launching Kûara, the land held space for a disabled hotel leaving behind a big heritance: its native flora. In the vision of the entrepreneurs this needed to be valued and preserved and, with this in mind, they counted on the sensibility of landscape architect Felipe Fontes. The same concept is seen at the architectural project signed by David Guerra, who made the environment the protagonist of the enterprise. It is not only the landscape´s privileged view, but its structure point of view. In this case the Water Treatment Station, that treats all the used water at the complex for reuse. Or yet, its laundry room, equipped with latest generation machines, with processes that focus on the reduction of chemical products, through water heating, which in turns helps the conservation of the clothes´ fiber. At the end of the chain, all the used water is treated at the Sewage Treatment Station, built by the Hotel as well and reused to water the beautiful gardens created by Fontes. But it is not only the hotel area that matter, Kûara´s plan was beyond that, with its Recovering Plan from the Degraded Area, implemented since its construction. With more than 26,000 square foot (or 2.500m²) of the mangrove forest and sandbank vegetation recovered, preserved and protected, all thanks to Sir Ipê Pataxó, and technical supervision from the forest engineer Diego Lins Ferreira. Various types of species were planted at the sandbank, such as native Caixeta, Aroeira, Fedegoso, Murici, Ingá, Pitanga, Goiaba do Ipiranga, Angelim morcego. Nature is such a great host; it deserves to be taken care of.