Studio Stoerrr has joined a great project. A tender for a total concept for a 5 star resort in Madeira, to redevelop a plot of 16 hectare. The Hotel building, the lobby, accommodations, restaurants, pools, SPA, the Marina, outdoor area’s and of course lots of leisure and family fun indoor as well as outdoor. We’re broadening our horizons with our team and now buried deep in our dreams and concepts for this exciting new venture on the beautiful island of Madeira.

The services we offer;

  • Strategy & Analyses
  • Revenue Development
  • Total Concept Development Hotel included Leisure facility & activity development
  • Redesign of all area’s indoor as well as outdoor – Restyle of all interiors (Villa’s, Appartments, Lobby, Restaurants, Retail etc.)

The worktitle for this pre-concept project is “Behind the Hilltops”

Just behind the hilltops lies a wonderful world worth exploring, where the very best that Madeira has to offer can be discovered in a tranquil, beautiful natural setting, right by the sea.

Different worlds collide here to form an intriguing and engaging holiday resort which will satisfy multiple target groups. Families with children looking for fun and relaxation, young adventurous couples and the older generation interested in culture, active holidays and traditional Portuguese cuisine.

Old world meets new world as we reinvent the idea of a traditional Portuguese fishing village by adding hip design that uses typical Madeiran influences, great locally sourced food and a wide range of activities, both active and relaxing which will please all generations.

Life behind the hills is Madeira as it was meant to be. With the warmth of both the sun and friendly smile of locals turning holidays into one big family affair where everybody feels welcome and will be ensured an unforgettable experience. The new hotel will become a home from home, providing a stress free, nature, health and local food inspired holiday with a strong authentic yet modern Madeira flavour.

Life behind the hills is not only real celebration of the best of Madeiran food & culture & style & life philosophy, but also a place to relax, rejuvenate and recharge those batteries.

We Keep you posted regarding this amazing challenge!

Sometimes less desk is more service!

The 21st century guest is used to experiencing digital self- service wherever they go.  At airports, train stations, movie theatres and even at fast food restaurants. One area where this has not yet happened is in hotels.

When guests enter a lobby they are usually faced with an enormous front desk where they have to stand in line to check in and wait for their credit card to be checked before they receive the key to their room.

For some guests this can be a daunting and tiring process. Especially after a long days travelling, with an energetic and impatient 5 year old in tow. Sometimes you just want to walk in, get face to face friendly service and get to your room for that refreshing shower as quickly as possible, without having to listen to the complaints of other guests waiting in line before you.

So why not streamline this process. Shorten the waiting time and give your guests a warmer welcome? How? By ditching the desk and implementing new technology to automate the check in.

By Removing the physical barrier between host and guest, you have the opportunity to create a more personal, human touch. Welcome your guests as if into your home, into a living room type atmosphere with cosy check in lounges where guests have the freedom to check in themselves, but can also ask a personal check in assistant for help if required. One who actually makes eye contact with you and smiles instead of staring at his computer screen while he checks your details.

First impressions are everything. So why not design the perfect environment to warmly welcome your guests in your lobby and use technology to speed up the check in process. This way you can also turn your reception area into a multi functional area that is 100% in line with your overall hotel concept.

So if you’re ready to give your guests the 21st century welcome they deserve and desire, ditch the desk! Replace it with a homely welcome area. Add a little fun and a large dose of technology and be amazed at what you can achieve.

Check in in a playful way; get the 50 boxing points and free your key from the tree…

Carl Mills – Storyteller & Concept Creator at Studio Stoerrr

The ‘No-Desk’ is a part of the Play Hotel…www.theplayhotel.com

Storytelling – Concept – Design Outdoor Playgrounds – Costa Smeralda – Sardinia – Italy

Two outdoor playgrounds

Studio Stoerrr created in total 1100 square meter unique outdoor playground concepts for Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Italy, a five star Hotel Group. The opening of both playgrounds will be spring of 2020.