Generally it’s the city or destination that inspires people to travel, but occasionally, it might just be the hotel you get to stay in. Take, for instance, the Silken Puerta América Madrid. I mean, I’ve always wanted to go to Madrid and all, but after perusing the endless photographs of stunning amazement, I want to book the next flight to Spain. For this month’s Destination Design, we take you there, to this dream-worthy hotel that will literally give you an eyegasm.
At first glance you see just how colorful and stunning the exterior is, but sit back, and wait for the the mind-blowing interior. It’s just as good, if not better. 19, yes 19, of the best of the best architecture and design studios from around the world were invited to design a floor, each with their own design concept. Each designer BROUGHT IT when it was time to bring the designs to life, with different materials, colors, shapes, etc., to create some of the boldest rooms you could ever imagine. There are 12 floors of rooms and each one is completely different from the next, transporting guests to another realm.
Stairs from the parking area by Teresa Sapey
Hotel’s restaurant, Lágrimas Negras, designed by Christian Liaigre
Marmo Bar designed by Marc Newson
The first guest floor was designed by Zaha Hadid with her signature fluid lines and curvy details. You will definitely feel like you’re walking through a science fiction movie.
In the rooms, Chipperfield plays with light while also incorporating black that he used in the hallways.
Marc Newson also tackled the sixth floor where he chose a bold, shiny red for the walls that greet you as you walk the halls.
Once inside the rooms, Newson went with a subtle grey and white color scheme with island-like beds out of leather.
Jean Nouvel designed the facade, the penthouse, and the 12th floor, which includes 12 suites. Mixing photography and architecture, the floor is meant to leave guests with feelings of sensuality and pleasure.
What: Silken Puerta América Madrid
Where: Avda América,41 o Corazón de María,10, 28002. Madrid, Spain
How much? From approximately 225€ per night
Highlights: Unique, design-driven rooms that showcase the best avant-garde design the world has to offer.
Design draw: Each bold floor was designed by a world-renowned architect or designer who was given free rein to do what they wanted. The results are mind-blowingly dreamy.
Book it: +34 917 445 400