In the heart of Lignano Sabbiadoro, a famous resort on the Adriatic coast, a recent renovation project transformed the historic Hotel Monaco into an elegant hotel with contemporary design.

Architect Oscar Rizzatti gave the building a facelift, making skillful use of materials to add value to spaces and raise the quality of the accommodation offering. This radical refurbishment enabled the hotel to upgrade its rating from 3- to superior 4-star category.

An important part in this project was played by the Majestic collection by Ceramiche Piemme, which provides the unifying element to ensure stylistic continuity throughout the hotel -- from the small but attractive foyer to the communal areas of the floors and the bathrooms of the nine junior suites.

The large-format tiles reproduce all the typical veins and streaking of Carrara marble in fine porcelain stoneware, thanks to a state-of-the-art digital technology.

The snowy whiteness of the original raw material combined with the quality of the best Italian-made ceramics bestows immense elegance on all the interiors.

“At the Hotel Monaco, we worked to eliminate the superfluous, giving every interior its own sophisticated character, in which nothing is left to chance,” Rizzatti said. “The choice of materials was therefore fundamental in achieving this result. The luminous Ceramiche Piemme flooring welcomes guests right from the entrance, immediately raising the hotel’s perceived quality.”

The marble-effect slabs were combined with wenge wood for other floors in the rooms and for furnishings and fittings designed in association with “Areedesign” of Codroipo (Udine).