Housed in an immaculately preserved 19th century building in Barcelona’s leafy Eixample district, the newly opened Casa Bonay complements its heritage with a serving of modernity and faultless lifestyle credentials.

Originally built for the industrialist Bonay family – who still own the property – the former home and artists residence has been refurbished by Brooklyn-based Studio Tack, who have lent a soft minimalism to the interior’s original mosaic floors and solariums, which flood rooms and public spaces with light.

Barcelona native and hotel founder Inés Miro-Sans brings her experience from the Ace Hotel New York to the proceedings, calling in a who’s who of local independent creative talent to draw a youthful crowd: coffee comes from acclaimed Catalan baristas Satan’s Coffee Corner while local outfit Mother provides cold-pressed juice, and indie publishers Blackie Books have curated the hotel’s library.

Fittingly, the local touch pervades rooms - where guests can soak in original marble tubs - and a rooftop space where an orchard and herb garden encourages visitors to linger awhile.