Barcelona launches another five-star hotel
Barcelona trains an average of one hotel per month, usually medium or high categories.
They are not as many as before the crisis, but neither has been left still feel the temporary moratorium on construction of hotel rooms whose effects (licensing the formalities are long), they will be felt more in the coming years. Some debuts, however, continue to draw attention for their uniqueness or distinctive elements among the nearly four hundred examples with which the city, not counting pensions and hostels.
One example is that just lifted the curtain on the number 289 Còrsega Street, named Ohla Eixample, brother of Ohla of Via Laietana and also owned by the group Solixent Invest. The property offers 94 rooms (for prices that vary according to the season but from 225 euros), giving relief to the original office use for which it was conceived this building from the sixties.
Indeed, one of the hallmarks of the hotel is its new facade, where the architect Daniel Isern has created volume based vertical modules of different proportions that overlook wooden boxes.
The finish of the 800 pieces of pottery, engraved texture, is a creative pirouette by the ceramist Toni Cumella with and Institut d’Architecture Avançada de Catalunya, which has applied robotics and algorithm so that each piece looks eight seconds traces of a version of Vivaldi’s Four seasons. They are all different but are assembled as artistic and musical montage.
MUSICAL E SOUNDPROOFED
However, innovation is felt, especially in isolation. The architecture team has claimed the previous pillars and piers placed seismic shock absorbers, a technology pioneer in Spain and second in Europe, they say, to prevent noise and vibration own a farm set on a basement with metro and railways. To be floating, the soundproofing is guaranteed.
A more visible and hedonistic effects, the new hotel is also known for a heated pool on its panoramic roof and a terrace in a typical courtyard of the Eixample. On the ground floor reception, cafeteria and cocktail bar are integrated as habitat where coincide tourists and local public. To tempt the gastronomical route, it has the Xerta restaurant, run by Fran Lopez (with a Michelin-star Villa Retiro Xerta), based on flavors of southern Catalonia, rice and seafood, and the double option eating at tables or bar facing the kitchen.
The traveler who spends the night one interior focused on noble materials such as leather, wood, iron and cement and avant-garde lines integrated into the old building will be. As in the case of Via Laietana (just steps from Gotic), the hotel also will draw a clear hotelier boom environment, along with Enric Granados.