Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel

Destination Design goes to Barcelona to check out the Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel, designed last year by Barcelona-based La Grangja Design. The firm created an experience around the ’60s in Spain, matching the building’s 60’s vibe. With 97 rooms on six floors, the design is crisp and fresh, no-nonsense and comfortable. Using the doors of the rooms and exhibition panels, the hallway of each floor projects a specific aspect of those years: Culture and Society, Design Icons, Tourism, Advertising, Folklore, “Gauche Divine.” Let’s take a tour.

The reception desk is made of old suitcases – what a novel idea!

Photos by Albert Font.

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What: Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel
Where: Pasaje Gutenberg, 7, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
How much? From about $135 per night this spring.
Highlights: A sleek white pool table in the lobby.
Design draw: Vintage vibe channeling Barcelona of the ’60s.
Book it: [email protected]

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Marni Elyse Katz is a Contributing Editor at Design Milk. She lives in Boston where she contributes regularly to local publications and writes her own interior design blog, StyleCarrot.