Sir Victor Opens in Barcelona

Main Photo: The Sir Victor Hotel Barcelona

Date: June 2019

Location: Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona, Spain

Name: The Sir Victor Hotel

No. of Keys: 91

Seller: TBA

Buyer: Sir Hotels is a boutique hotel collection that started in Amsterdam in 2013 with the opening of Sir Albert, located in a former diamond factory in the city’s vibrant De Pijp district. Sir Savigny then opened in the heart of Berlin’s Charlottenburg district in 2016, quickly followed by Amsterdam’s Sir Adam, located in the iconic A’DAM Tower. 2017 saw the openings of Hamburg’s charming Sir Nikolai and Ibiza’s heavenly Sir Joan. Their newest property is Barcelona’s Sir Victor.

Our hotels cater to those who are seeking authentic experiences in unique locations. Each combines historical architecture, impeccable interior design and extraordinary events that embrace the local community. All hotels are created and managed by the award-winning Amsterdam-based hotel development and management company Europe Hotels Private Collection (EHPC).

Opening on Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia, Sir Victor hotel stands as a striking homage to the unique physical and spiritual landscape of the Catalan capital. Behind its undulating façade, the hotel’s core concept is shaped by the unique character of this vibrant, multicultural city and the region beyond—from an art collection that includes work by the likes of Antoni Muntadas, to a concept store that supports local, emerging designers.

A myriad of inclusive social spaces is framed by an aesthetic that mirrors the diverse topography of the city, the result of a collaborative effort by renowned design studio Baranowitz + Kronenberg and Sir Hotel’s in-house creative team.

Sir Victor’s sun-soaked rooftop cocktail bar and lounge is an urban oasis bedecked with textiles and lush greenery.

Set in a contemporary landmark building by Catalan architecture firm Capella Garcia, previously home to Barcelona’s first-ever design hotel, OMM, Sir Victor’s distinctive exterior is an ode to function-driven design.

Sections of the unusual limestone façade allow the sunlight to stream into the hotel’s 91 rooms and suites while ensuring that guests are ensconced in complete privacy. The light and airy lobby is reminiscent of the sweeping coastline, while the brooding mountainous terrain of Mount Sant Llorenç Natural Park informs the earthy warmth of the MR PORTER lounge, bar and restaurant. Newly introduced features resonate with the same spatial intentions and include a dramatic copper mesh ceiling, locally-sourced oak parquet flooring, dark walnut furniture, and striking Bocci light pieces.

A strong sense of location is also engrained in the visual concept of Sir Victor’s rooms and suites, designed by Sir Hotel’s in-house creative team. Each light-filled guestroom features artwork by Bernat Daviu, as well as handcrafted rugs by Spanish designer Nani Marquina. A simple layout maximizes the use of light and space, and is complemented by a neutral colour palette, wooden accents and stylish, modular furniture by B&B Italia and Cassina.

Rooms overlook the hotel’s lush internal garden or Passeig de Gràcia, one of the city’s most picturesque avenues, while suites boast spacious balconies that are perfectly placed to take in the pulse-quickening energy of the Eixample district.

THPT Comment: Great small boutique hotel chain, with their debut in Barcelona

First Seen: Design Hotels website

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