We love Grupo Habita hotels and have enjoyed watching them expand over the past decade and a half. We were only too happy when they asked us to come to Acapulco to design and launch their spa and bath house at Boca Chica. We spent about three months on site in Acapulco from February to April providing the following services:

  • Spa and Baths site and interior design
  • Spa menu and treatment design
  • Custom spa back bar product design
  • Operations procedures and manuals
  • Staff recruitment and training 

Working in Mexico was full of challenges and surprises and the support we recieved from the Grupo Habita crew was amazing. The lack of restrictions in building codes allowed us to work in a very sensual way with the refined but still rustic vibe of interior design.

We used traditional folk healing remedies and native plants for the ingredients for our infused oils and back bar products for the treatments. Most of the products are made on site using local plants and ingredients sources from the incredible local Mercados. 

The spa has solid walls on only two sides and takes up three floors, plus a ground floor by the ocean where we placed a wood burning Japanese Ofuro and a mini gym. The indoor/outdoor baths include an aroma steam room, colored therapy heated and cool tubs with ocean views, a hamam slab for treatments and of course a tequila and sake bar…

Taking in the waters and power lounging in these magical baths by candle light with the scents and sounds of the ocean crashing below will bring out The Artist in anyone. 

We met some of the kindest and sweetest people there and can’t wait to go back.