Hotels in Spain
Single-story cubical structures set against an austere, windswept landscape in northeastern Spain: the Hotel Aire de Bardenas has the feel at first glance of a lunar encampment.
A restored farmhouse on a traditional estate, the property has 12 cottages as well as endless orange, pear, and apple groves.
Both a hotel and a working winery, Arzuaga is situated on a 3,460-acre estate in the Duero river valley, surrounded by scenic vineyards and a private game reserve. The stone façade echoes classical Spanish architecture, with a long portico and a central bell tower.
The avant-garde Cram l’Hotel showcases the work of some of Spain’s finest interior decorators. The hotel, centrally located on the Aribau and within walking distance of the Eixample and Rambla, houses 67 rooms with an ultra-modern design, including white walls and accents of red and ochre.
Depending on whom you talk to, the architecture critic at El País or the Elciego shopkeeper, Frank Gehry’s hotel at the Herederos del Marqués de Riscal winery erupts with sublime grace or horrific violence.
With its clean lines and unpretentious look, Juli Capella’s Hotel Omm projects an incandescent warmth. The interiors, created by Sandra Tarruella and Isabel López, set pale woods in bright, airy rooms against moody, barely lit hallways and stylish lobby areas.
A quick five minute walk to Las Ramblas, this hotel is a favorite among business travelers. Design is somewhat quirky – the eight-story property was built in the shape of a cruise ship.