Luxurious lodge chain Mandarin Oriental opened the doorways of a brand new lodge in Barcelona, Spain in 2010 with interiors by Patricia Urquiola and structure by Carlos Ferrater and Juan Trias de Bes. Sure, I do know — one other lodge with interiors by Urquiola, however what can I say? I feel she does good work. Now, if each lodge begins utilizing her to design their interiors we’d run into an issue, however for now Urquiola’s inside design continues to be a lot of a novelty.
Situated on the fashionable road Passeig de Gràcia, simply minutes from landmarks like Las Ramblas and Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, the lodge matches proper in with Barcelona’s wealthy historical past of structure and avant-garde design. That includes customized designs and Urquiola’s Axor assortment all through, the lodge was named the perfect lodge venture of 2010 by Inside Design journal.
I don’t typically consider work by Uquiola as minimalist, however the furnishings, decor and rooms are sparsely elegant, contrasting to what you may see of Urquiola’s different lodge interiors. I particularly benefit from the outdoorsy, tropical feeling of the lounge and restaurant, dotted with crops and located beneath a lattice cover (pictured above).
Pictures courtesy of the Mandarin Oriental.
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What: Mandarin Oriental HotelWhere: Passeig de Gràcia, 38-forty, 08007 Barcelona, Spain (map it)How a lot: Beginning at ~$four hundred per nightHighlights: The lodge has 88 rooms and 10 suites, full-service spa (with its personal pool), rooftop terrace, lush gardens within the metropolis. The lodge has 5 bars and eating places to select from specializing in Catalan delicacies, considered one of which is true subsequent to the prolonged pool.Design draw: Lodge interiors designed by Patricia Urquiola that includes her Axor assortment, together with architects Carlos Ferrater and Juan Trias de BesBook it: mandarinoriental.com/barcelona/
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