Design Nirvana in Central Barcelona
Architecture & Interiors
We’re utterly gobsmacked by these photos of El Palauet Living Barcelona, a luxury boutique hotel which takes the concept of “personalized service” to dizzying heights. Lucky (and well-heeled) guests who manage to score one of the hotel’s 6 roomy suites, located on the major thoroughfare of Passeig de Gràcia, have at their disposal a personal assistant who oversees a range of à la carte services—made to order meals, massage and beauty treatments, personal trainer, babysitter, event tickets—and seemingly anything else that proves to be too much of a bother for the painfully pampered.
Well, yes, we’ll admit we’re jealous, but it’s the room interiors that leave us breathless. An intoxicating mixture of carefully curated 20th and 21st Century furnishings—Art Deco, Mid Century Modern, contemporary—seem to have been chosen to precisely complement the exquisite architectural opulence of the 1906 building. Displaying an imaginative mixture of styles and scale, texture and pattern—and a discerning, exacting eye for color—El Palauet Living Barcelona manages to remake old-fashioned decadence into thoroughly modern grandeur.