The newly refurbished Hilton Barcelona, which first opened its doors 20 years ago during the Barcelona Olympic Games has officially re-opened. The refurbishment sees 289 stunning rooms, 13 suites, Mosaic restaurant, The Vibe Bar and a spectacular outdoor terrace as part of its re-design that captures the vibe of Barcelona. The hotel is among the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties in Europe to incorporate the brand’s new innovative lobby design narrative.British designers, Bevis Design Associates, designed the rooms, suites and Executive Lounge, while architect, Matteo Thun, created the public areas including a dramatic, multi-functional lobby. Hilton approaches hotel design with a global mind and a local heart ensuring that local cultures are reflected. The design of Hilton Barcelona brings the vibe of Barcelona through good light, wide open spaces and an artistic flare.
The lobby area has been transformed into a dynamic open space that reflects the evolving needs of travellers – the flexible space allows structures and furnishings to change for a range of hospitality needs. The centrepiece of the hotel’s lobby is a spectacular and colourful art installation of translucent materials created by Milan based artist, Jacopo Foggini.
The Vibe Bar and various private spaces for informal meetings include three distinctive elements of the new Hilton lobby design – accessible technology, an adaptable environment for community engagement and contemporary food and beverage offerings with local flavour.
Matteo Thun comments: “We’ve turned a twenty year old building into a stylish and contemporary urban space. Hilton Barcelona is not just a hotel, but a dynamic open place that embodies the different needs of a constantly changing society”.