Posts Tagged ‘Pere Falqués’
Say hello to El Palauet Living! (Or perhaps ‘hola’ is in order?) The gorgeous new hotel is located on one of Barcelona’s most symbolic streets, Passeig de Gracia. Although the boutique hotel has merely six suites, each is a palatial expanse suitable for four guests, bursting at the seams with design embellishments.
El Palauet recently acquired the heavily ornamented modernist building constructed in 1906 by the Catalan architect, Pere Falqués.
The owners reworked the interiors with timeless furniture pieces from champion designers that include Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinan, Warren Platner, Arne Jacobsen, Mies van der Rohe, Phillipe Starck and Antonio Citterio. The building that houses El Palauet has an overly ornate and ostentatious façade, telling of its’ history.
The interior elements comprise a beautiful fusion of ornate stained glass windows, heavy wood banisters and Corinthian columns, with monochromatic washes of white tones that dress the entire retreat. Each suite has a sunroom complete with a wall of grand stained glass that curves out as a large bay window, giving guests spectacular views of Pompeya Monastery and Tibidabo Mountain.
Psst – Here’s a secret: If you plan to stay at El Palauet expect to have a personal assistant provided by the hotel who will go above and beyond your expectations to see that your stay is optimized in every way possible. The team at El Palauet likes to get to know their guests well. They even have the highest standards for your little pooches; they only allow “small and well educated dogs” to grace their fine property. Que suerte!