Discover the new arrival in Barcelona’s hotel scene – a hotel that exudes personality, primes on design and showcases an unique approach to hosting & promoting homegrown talent.
Located in the midst of the Eixample Dreta neighborhood, in Barcelona, Casa Bonay is a one-of-a-kind space. The mansion, in one of the most iconic areas in the city, was the former house of the Bonay family – an interesting bunch composed of Alfonso, a prominent archaeologist, Federico a politician who ended up a consulate in Brazil and Antonia who married a collaborator of Gaudí. The family history is as exciting and rich as the new incarnation of the building – flourishing 147 years later.
The hyper-local vibe of the hotel is a hint to what is about to come – large courtyard with beautiful potted plants, feng-shui appointed bedrooms and large communal areas in which locals and visitors mingle.
The co-founder, Inés Miró-Sans, is keen on the Japanese aesthetics and that shows in the beautifully decorated 67 rooms that praise Japanese minimalism, yet gracing the guests with eye-catching original mosaic floors and sunny solariums. That contrasts with the jungle motifs of the lobby & bar bathrooms, in a very lively showcase of the Catalan colorfulness.
In a nod to the creative spirit of Bracelona, Inés has created a modern space that promotes homegrown talent – in a collaborative partnership showcasing local brands in a very curated way.
The hotel counts with a juice bar – the first cold pressed offer in the city, a coffee roaster that brings the best produce from the Colombian ‘Coffee Triangle’, independent bookstore crafted of an adapted pinewood doorman’s depot, where an indie publisher curates a selection of international magazines and a 24-hour shop. The two-in-one restaurant is vibrant and the rooftop bar & lounge named Libertine has design-led elements such as black concrete floors and rattan chairs and counts with outdoor showers and hammocks – expect locals and visitors to mingle with freedom.
Casa Bonay is indeed a very unique place, not only due to its vibrant energy but due to its contribution to a new way of hosting and to the revival of Barcelona’s boutique hotel scene.
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