Sunny Barcelona extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the Collserola Mountains, and this stunning coastal landscape inspired the Sir Hotels chain to create the new Sir Victor Boutique Hotel in the thriving Eixample district, surrounded by all major architectural monuments – from the Sagrada Familia to Casa Mila designed by Gaudi .
The hotel is not accidentally called Sir Victor: it is a tribute to Caterina Albert and Paradis (Caterina Albert i Paradís) – a Catalan writer who was published under the male pseudonym Víctor Català. The architectural bureau Baranowitz + Kronenberg fully used this brilliant trick to create a design concept, combining feminine forms and brutal materials. Take a look, for example, at the walls of the lobby: they are forged from aluminum, but flow like fabric of a ladies’ dress.
The ceiling and the back wall of the reception area are dotted with metal balls that resemble beads of a necklace. The connection of the design concept with literature can be traced even in the appearance of the facade of the house, which resembles turning over the pages of an open book. It was invented and designed by the Barcelona studio Capella Garcia Architecture back in 2003.
Architects used maximum of natural materials inspired by the craft culture of Catalonia. The color scheme of the hotel smoothly flows from light to dark and vice versa, and rich accents in the form of decor and furniture give the interiors dynamics and express the individuality of each zone.
There are 91 rooms available for booking, each with premium furniture from B&B Italia and Cassina and decorated with paintings by Barcelona artist Bernat Daviu. The hotel also has a spa with indoor pool, a fitness room, a library and public areas for relaxation. The pearl of Sir Victor is a rooftop oasis with a pool, bar and stunning city views.