Mandarin Oriental Hotel

In the very heart of Barcelona, on the famous Passeig de Grecia, an elegant Mid XX century building, previously head office of Banco Hispano-Americano, has been transformed into a Mandarin Hotel. Patricia Urquiola renewed its interior. It is a surprising space, on different levels: a bright, hanging access ramp crosses a courtyard and leads to the hotel entrance; metal grids separate and at the same time give a glimpse of the hall; and 3D textured walls give a greater sense of depth. Almost all the furniture are custom designed for the hotel and produced by the best Italian and Spanish manufacturers.