photographer: Mandarin Oriental Group
Barcelona, impulsive and stylish, is reflected perfectly in the Mandarin Oriental. Located on a magnificent boulevard just minutes from the Ramblas, the architecture is impressively modern. Formerly a bank, this splendid 1950's building on the Passeig de Gracia was completely renovated - the roof terrace even boasts a narrow pool. The 98 rooms and suites, and hallways and resturants, fuse stylish charm with exciting design. Responsible is the renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, who selected bath fixtures from her Axor collection: The fresh, unusual shape complements the other minimalist objects and the intimate feel of the room.
Design team: Architect: Carlos Ferrater, Juan Trias de Bes
Design Team: Patricia Urquiola