Barceló Torre de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Set in Madrid’s Plaza de España Square, Barceló Torre Madrid designed by Spanish designer/artist, Jamie Hayon. The 142 meter tall building was constructed in 1957 and nine of its thirty four floors now house the hotel which has already become a modern landmark and a compliment to the arty Spanish metropolis it calls home. As a sort of “living canvas” of Jaime’s art, each corner, wall and ceiling of the Torre Madrid bears his inventive stamp and beckons visitors to step into his creative world. The space as a whole is at once grand, sweeping and elegant, yet unpretentious, humorous and witty. Meanwhile, the minimal background of the building’s structure – think pale pastel painted walls, white marble floors and an abundance of sunlight streaming through a plentiful collection of windows – allow the richly colored furnishings and décor elements to really stand out and do all the talking.

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