Monument revitalize the space of one of the two buildings of the Hotel Condes de Barcelona
It will host a restaurant of Martin Berasategui and some rooms will cost up to 2,500 euros
Barcelona will have a new five-star luxury from January. The Hotel Monument revitalize the space until recently occupied one of the two buildings of the Hotel Condes de Barcelona on Passeig de Gràcia, the palace known as Casa Batllo Enric, the closest to the Diagonal Avenue.
Setting part with the aim of becoming “the landmark hotel in Barcelona luxury”, as discussed its general director, Miriam Cortijo, who has emerged as one of its great attractions presence restaurant Oria, the “multiestrellado” chef Martin Berasategui. The chef already has a bistro space at the Hotel Condes de Barcelona four star beachfront Hotel Monument future building.
The new hotel will reduce from 109 to 84 rooms with the aim of extending the useful surface of each -of stay between 24 and 85 square-meters and adapt to the offer of a luxury hotel that will employ about 80 people. Prices for the apartments range between 300 and 2,500 euros. Although it has not disclosed the investment made, the owner of the initial plans provided for a payment of 15 million euros.
The space aims to combine modern aesthetics with the legacy of the pre-modernist building designed by Josep Vilaseca, as have highlighted Tote Moreno and Carles Basso, the architects responsible for the renovation, with the collaboration of Oscar Tusquets.
Moreno highlighted the collaboration of Patrimoni for “respecting and valuing” the rich architectural heritage of building space totaling nearly 600 square meters to its nearly 8,000 total meters of surface thanks to the creation of two basements for services that customers receive.
The interior of the hotel will try to give continuity to the environment luxury spaces in which it is located, as discussed responsible for interior design project, Mercè Borrell, who has tried to reconcile the great style and timeless luxury and responding to command to “open the hotel to the city” through the bar and the other “cocketelería” integrated into the ‘lobby’ of the hotel spaces.
The Hotel Monument is the final stage of rehabilitation of a building built in 1896, with clear traces of neo-gothic inspiration and inicipiente Modernism. It was commissioned by the industrialist Enric Batllo to Vilaseca, author of the Arc de Triomphe in Barcelona and close associate of Lluis Domenech i Montaner.