Tuesday, July 30, 2013

STYLISH HOTELS - BARCELONA

By Eva Fydrych

Sixtytwo

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine (Click to enlarge)


BARCELONA - Hotel Sixtytwo, a chic and elegant boutique hotel, is perfectly located in the centre of the city and only minutes away from the best shopping spots in Barcelona. Nearby attractions include Gaudi's famous buildings and vibrant Passeig de Gràcia, one of the major avenues in Barcelona and home to the most prestigious boutiques in the city.

Designed by the architects Josep Juanpere and María Vives, the hotel preserved its 1897 modernist façade and interiors and coupled them with designer furnishings. Tasteful touches courtesy of Moooi, Vitra, B&B and Philippe Starck give life to the hotel lobby and lounge area. The final effect is unique and truly mesmerizing: a fusion of minimalist design and oriental inspiration in a late XIX Century building.


Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Honesty Bar

The Sixtytwo Lounge is located on the first floor and, except the reception, it is the only common area in the hotel. It features an interesting concept - Honesty Bar - where guests can help themselves to all available beverages and mix their own cocktails. They are later required to report their own consumption in a special book. Honesty Bar is available from 11am to 5pm from Tuesday until Saturday, and from 11am to midnight Sundays and Mondays.

"We want our guests to feel at home, and that after a busy day of meetings, sightseeing or shopping on Passeig de Gracia, when they return to the hotel there are given a drink and they can relax. The Honesty Bar is a place where guests can find drinks and snacks which they can help themselves to. They only need to note down what they consume so they can be charged to their rooms."


Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine


The Sixtytwo Cocktail Lounge is open from 5pm until midnight from Tuesday to Saturday.


Modern Bathroom

Comfortable bathroom is spacious and well-designed. The contrasting character of dark and light colours adds elegance and sophistication to the room  Elements of neutral colour palette, modern facilities and great use of lighting create a spa-like ambience. There is a separate bath and shower area and the space is divided by sliding door. A large mirror is not only very useful, but also makes the bathroom look even bigger.


Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

 Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Stylish Bedroom

The decoration of the bedroom offers pure harmony of materials, shapes and colours. It features Asian elements such as dark wood window panels and elegant silk cushions. The neutral colour palette - mainly brown and grey tones - combined with intelligent lighting system create an intimate atmosphere that is relaxing and sensually stimulating.


Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Spacious wardrobe (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Shopping Map

Just recently, Hotel Sixtytwo published its own Shopping Map which features over 200 fashion stores located at Barcelona's main shopping avenue Passeig de GràciaCompact and easy to navigate, it includes all fashionable addresses within walking distance of the hotel. It is a must-have guide for everyone visiting the city!


Shopping Map by Hotel Sixtytwo (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


What We Liked

  • A private tour of the hotel on the arrival (thank you Alex!)
  • Modern design and unique atmosphere of the hotel
  • Excellent location - perfect for shopping in Barcelona
  • View from the balcony (Passeig de Gràcia)
  • Stylish room key cards
  • Honesty Bar concept
  • Combining contemporary design with traditional architecture
  • Free Wi-Fi access and modern business centre
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Unique hotel entrance (see picture above)
  • Spacious bathroom with very good lighting and extra space around the sink
  • Small library featuring books about Barcelona
  • Delicious breakfast (served until 11:00am on weekends)
  • Nespresso coffee machine in the room
  • And the list can go on... 

Eva Fydrych


More pictures of the hotel:

Business centre located next to the bar (Photo courtesy of Hotel Sixtytwo)

Room key card (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Lounge (Photo courtesy of Hotel Sixtytwo)

Front Desk (Photo courtesy of Hotel Sixtytwo)

Hall details (Photo courtesy of Hotel Sixtytwo)

Modern lamp (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Honesty Bar (Photo courtesy of Hotel Sixtytwo)

Window panels in the corridor (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Location

Hotel Sixtytwo is located at 62 Passeig de Gràcia between Avinguda Diagonal and Plaça Catalunya in the middle of the Eixample area of Barcelona. The hotel, surrounded by Barcelona’s best shopping, is right in the heart of the latest fashion trends and Gaudi’s most representative buildings - 'Casa Batllo' and 'La Pedrera'. There is a major metro station (Passeig de Gràcia) in front of the hotel with direct access to the airport.


Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine



Passeig de Gràcia, 62
08007 Barcelona

Tel. + 34 93 272 41 80
Fax. + 34 93 272 41 81

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*Special thank you to Hotel Sixtytwo Barcelona for inviting Fashion Studio Magazine to stay at the hotel.

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