The Cotton House Hote is one of the best creations of the Design World. The Cotton House Hote. The feel is a mixture of neoclassical and colonial gentleman’s club – like stepping inside a Merchant Ivory film. The Cotton House Hotel stands on the site of the former headquarters of the Cotton Textile Foundation in Barcelona. It was bought by Marriott, which refurbished it and opened it in January this year as part of its Autograph Collection
Everything about the Cotton House is classy – stunning beyond estimation with rooms that demand to be savoured!
The views from the new Cotton House hotel in central Barcelona aren’t at all memorable. There are dull buildings at the back blocking a sea view and a pleasant but not spectacular avenue at the front – the Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes in the Eixample District.
The feel is a mixture of neoclassical with a dash of tropical colonial gentleman’s club – a bit like stepping inside a Merchant Ivory film. The terrace outside tends to be full of people feeling very smug about having booked themselves in to the hotel . The plunge pool is small, but a great sun trap – and affords views across to the world-famous Sagrada Família
Hitchcockian: The Cotton House features a most artful spiral staircase (left) and some bedrooms have balconies with plantation shutters and wicker furniture
Bright idea: The Cotton House restaurant has a simply wonderful design with backlit fabrics lined up in elegant glass bookcases.
The restaurant sits right next to the bar and roof terrace, with elegant crockery forming part of the design. Everything about the Cotton House is classy – lavish beyond estimation. In every room there’s an outbreak of wide-eyed gazing as I admire the décor and savour the restful ambience.
It’s made of the most beautiful wood and is adorned with two of the biggest lamps I’ve ever seen. There are London flats with less volume than these. It’s the most striking concierge desk in the West. But that’s the Cotton House in a nutshell – every room is supremely crafted and eye catching. To one side are two library rooms richly populated with books, art and gorgeous chairs. A fine place to sip a gin and tonic.