Barceló Torre de Madrid is a sophisticated, nine-storey inn designed by Jaime Hayon, one of the ‘it kids’ of Spain’s new wave of interior and furniture design. The inn is a contemporary take on classic Spanish motifs. A zebra-painted bear is a comic rendition of the city’s coat of arms.
Arches and patterns throughout the public spaces refer back to the country’s Middle Eastern influences. Bullfighting symbols, big, frilly dresses and, of course, the exuberant colours and warmth of Madrid are playfully incorporated.
Hayon has chosen furniture from European heavy weights such as Fritz Hansen, &Tradition, Gubi, Arflex, Cassina, BD Barcelona and Parachilna to complement the friendly forms of his own work.