Eolia Sustainable Design Hotel
Eolia Sustainable Design Hotel, nestled in the serene fishing village of Santa Marianita along the Ecuadorian Pacific coast, is the embodiment of a visionary commitment to sustainable design by owners Renato Solines and Veronica Reed. Renowned as pioneers in sustainable projects, Reed, an architect with a focus on sustainability, and Solines, a forward-thinking tourism entrepreneur, collaborated to craft a unique hospitality experience. The hotel’s genesis is rooted in a dedication to the principles of design and sustainability, rejecting a larger footprint in favor of minimal environmental impact, acknowledging the fragile surroundings, including its status as a turtle nesting site.
Named after Aeolus, the Greek god of the wind, Eolia pays homage to the essential role of airstreams in the local nature and experience. Guests are encouraged to feel at home within the tranquil atmosphere while upholding the hotel’s dual pillars of design and sustainability. Eolia’s accommodations, including bungalows, suites, and glamping tents, feature modern and innovative architecture that seamlessly blends with the environment. Natural materials such as cane, paper fiber, and wicker, sourced from Ecuadorian artisans, underscore the commitment to sustainable practices, while the preservation of natural vegetation further enhances the eco-friendly ethos. Eolia operates with a strong sustainability focus, harnessing solar energy, implementing a solar heating system, and integrating a wastewater treatment plant, all contributing to a reduced ecological footprint and a heightened eco-conscious experience for guests in this coastal haven.
Guests visiting this unexplored location come to disconnect, reconnect with family, and enjoy all that the coastline has to offer, including kitesurfing, whale watching, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and trekking.