The One Barcelona Hotel
The One Barcelona Hotel opened to the public in January and is the first five star hotel under The One Hotels brand. Located in the heart of Barcelona’s Example district, the hotel has 89 spacious rooms, 25 of which are suites, each designed with its own special character thanks to the original artwork of Fernando Prats.
Created by talented designer Jaime Beriestain, the hotel makes guests feel at home, with all the comfort and well-being of a private residence. In addition to the rooms, the hotel also boasts a restaurant and cocktail bar, a wellness zone with the Despacio Spa at The One, a gym, top floor terrace, a solarium and a plunge pool.
Jaime Beriestain has prioritised the use of natural light, fine materials and excellent finishes for this project. The entrance hall to each room is a special place because of its multifunctional purpose as both a reception area and bath. Using the same fine materials from other areas of the hotel, each hall has wooden panels, mouldings and a pavement designed with a millimetric cut of Serpeggiante marble. The large countertop of the sink is made of solid Sandras, and the faucets are Fantini Venice, in 18 carat gold. The shower, meanwhile, has been designed with sophistication in mind with delicate touches and Dornbracht sinks.
Moving further into the rooms, each is designed with ingenious details to make it as comfortable for guests as possible. Features include a night table complete with a USB connection, international outlets, electric blinds, a smart TV and lamps that regulate light intensity.
The public spaces in the hotel include a central inner courtyard that allows natural light to pass through all the corridors and into guest rooms. Beriestain has designed a sophisticated, curved, interior glass façade that similarly enhances the natural light.
Most of the furniture found within the hotel has also been designed by Jaime Beriestain Studio to create symmetry throughout the whole design. The other pieces have been selected by Beriestain from a pool of well-known designers.
Externally, The One Barcelona Hotel uses a slender and orderly façade. Copper, stone and glass are the three main materials used to help the building blend in with the classic buildings of Barcelona’s Example district. The big windows are framed within a structure of copper that changes its tonality according to the time of day. Darkness in particular brings the building to life, amplifying its characteristics and giving them a unique volume, colour and texture.
Since opening, the hotel has proved to be hit with locals and tourists alike. The summer months have brought the rooftop bar to life with guests enjoying the perfect spot to sample stunning views of the city.
For more information on the hotel, please visit hotelstheone.com.