Architecture / HAY Boutique Hotel and SPA by Edem Family
Location: Polyanytsya village, Bukovel (Ukraine)
Area: 5500 sq m
Photo: Yevhenii Avramenko
The five-star hotel in the heart of the ski resort Bukovel has two restaurants and a local SPA. That is the place for slowing down, uniting with nature, and immersing yourself in refined Carpathian authenticity.
The concept of the hotel grew out of admiration for the luxurious Carpathian nature. The botanical atlas includes 88 varieties of local herbs. Hence the hotel restaurants' names are 88 Vinotheque and 88 Daily Local. On hot summer days, the sun burns the grasses on the meadows, turning them into fragrant hay that gently rustles underfoot. This hay gave the hotel its name and became a central theme in its design.
The hotel building offers a 360-degree view of the Carpathian landscape. You can see a different part of the mountain slopes from the windows of each room. The building is organically integrated into the landscape and resembles a rock with cascades of plants. Local trees, grasses, strawberries, and blackberries decorate the facade, hotel terraces, and balconies. Plants change in the same way as it occurs in nature: some grow at the foot of the mountain, others at the slop and the top.