Grand Hotel Central

Rooms 147   Architecture Oriol Tintoré   Interior Design Sandra Tarruella, Isabel López
The Original Pau Guardans

Hotels Facts & Figures
Rooms
147
Architecture
Oriol Tintoré
Interior
Design Sandra Tarruella, Isabel López
The Original Pau Guardans

Architecture

A TALE OF TWO ARCHITECTS

Grand Hotel Central is the creation of two architects working 85 years apart. Back in the 1920s, the original architect of the building, Adolf Florensa, imitated the designs of the first skyscrapers in Chicago. During its renovation Oriol Tintoré painstakingly preserved the original façade and set the bedrooms around an inner patio, which meant all rooms could face outwards and have plenty of natural light. The hotel entrance and lobby—with wrought irons lamps, stone floors and bronze doors—remain as elegant as they were in the 1920s. The building’s original neoclassical stairway landings, tall ceilings and narrow windows perfectly complement the modern elements of the hotel, which are very firmly set in the 21st century.

Interior Design

NEOCLASSICAL SPLENDOR MEETS URBAN MODERNITY

Twenties-style grandeur is everywhere you look, starting with the original bronze doors of the impressive structure's elegant entrance. This motif continues in the oversized rooms, which feature preserved wrought iron lamps, stone cornicing and flooring, yet smooth materials like glass and wood ooze urban modernity. Transparent panels and semi-opaque materials divide the bedrooms so that sleeping spaces, bathrooms and even the wardrobes all merge seamlessly.