Fire Retardant Sofa Fabrics pair with Architectural Beauty at Top Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
The Serras FR-One Barcelona
Strategically located in Barcelona’s famed Gothic Quarter, history and art are melded perfectly together at The Serras Hotel. Set in an archaic (but very stable) 1800s building designed by the same architect who built Barcelona’s renowned Plaça Reial, this hotel is an architectural beauty to behold. A little-known fact is that the building was also home to Pablo Picasso’s (yes, THE Picasso!) first studio where he painted the famous ‘Science and Charity’ at just 15 years old.
Its exterior exudes an elegant vintage vibe, but do not let its façade deceive you into believing its interior is similarly rustic. Instead, its glass-paned doors welcome visitors to a chic and refreshingly contemporary ambience, complete with large windows which allow sufficient natural light to stream in, sleek sustainable wood panelling and simple yet stylish upholstery furniture. The hotel is peppered delicately with geometric motifs but the hotel’s interior decorators have opted for grey-scale and earthen-toned FR-One fabrics to contrast the embellishments.
The hotel’s pièce de résistance, however, lies at their topmost floor: a rooftop terrace and pool allowing you to unwind with a cocktail (or two), all while overlooking the Port Vell Marina. Views from this 5-star hotel are second to none with rooms which open out to the Mediterranean Sea. Yet, The Serras is a highly exclusive boutique hotel, keeping their clientele intimate with only 28 guest rooms and suites. Their rooms are not only luminous and spacious, but are strategically equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology, making this hotel a favourable destination for holiday-goers and businesspeople alike. The monochrome mustard theme persists even in the bedroom upholstery, the fabrics contributing to the soundproofing qualities of each room.
Amongst its many accolades include making it to Condé Nast’s Gold List and topping TripAdvisor’s list of Best Luxury Hotels in Spain for three consecutive years. If Picasso gave it his stamp of approval, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t either!