Atrio Restaurante Hotel — Cáceres, Spain
With its angular, ribbed facade, Atrio is an emphatically contemporary addition to the labyrinth of World Heritage churches, monasteries and Renaissance palaces in Cáceres. It is the final legacy of architect Luis M Mansilla - who sadly passed away in 2012 - and his partner Emilio Tuñón Alvarez, of Mansilla + Tuñón, who together have redesigned many of Spain’s top museums over the past decade (including the Visual Arts Center in Cáceres). Co-owned by José Antonio Polo Criado and celebrated chef Toño Pérez, Atrio began life as a restaurant about a year ago - a double Michelin starred one at that. But now it also operates as hotel with 14 beautifully designed rooms, decked out with furniture by the likes of Hans Wegner. In the basement is a futuristic-looking circular wine cellar, while atop the hotel’s roof are two granite plunge pools and a sun terrace.