TRUE ESSENCE OF BARCELONA –
well, who doesn’t love barcelona? marvellous architectures, beautiful weather & declicious tapas bars. we have introduced some of the stylish hotels to you guys before and we are proud & excited to tell you that one of their latest hotels by AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTELS is refurbished by well-acclaimed interior designer LÁZARO ROSA VIOLÁN. THE COTTON HOUSE HOTEL located in the center of barcelona, just 2 blocks away from their famous shopping street PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA. honestly, i’m totally in love with the interior design / refurbishment and found it truly captured the essence of barcelona.
The Cotton House Hotel stands imposingly on the site of the former headquarters of the Cotton Textile Foundation “Fundación Textil Algodonera”, an emblematic 19th-century building in the neoclassical style which is a landmark in the city of Barcelona. Built on the orders of a family of the Catalan bourgeoisie when the textile industry was at its height, it was sold in the middle of the 20th Century to the Cotton Producers Guild which established its headquarters there with the aim of housing the highest possible number of cotton-producing bodies and services: the idea was to create a genuine Cotton House Hotel.
Finally, at the initiative of a group of hotel promoters in Barcelona, the building commenced an intense refurbishment process which culminated in January 2015 to give the beautiful Cotton House Hotel. The refurbishment project has taken great care to maintain and recover all the original elements of the building. Acclaimed interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán was commissioned with the project and has done a marvellous job, reflecting a contemporary and sophisticated style which at the same time incorporates all the functionalities needed to assure the luxury level of service and comfort that our guests deserve.
The original elements of the building have been conserved, such as the imposing marble staircase, delicate parquet and boiserie embellishing ceilings, floors and walls in some of the rooms. Also the famous spiral staircase built in 1957, the main feature of which is that it is not supported on the floor below, but is suspended from the metal frame of the upper floor, to give a light and airy aspect. At the same time, all the facilities of the building have been completely replaced, resulting in a distinguished setting full of history, yet modern and comfortable at the same time.
all photos by MERITXELL ARJALAGUER.