Barceló Torre de Madrid — Madrid, Spain
The iconic Torre de Madrid, designed by architect brothers Julián and José María Otamendi Machimbarrena, was thought to be the tallest concrete building in the world for a while and has cut an impressive figure against the cityscape since 1957.
It now has even more reason to be revered, with the addition of a Jaime Hayón-designed hotel, the Barceló Torre de Madrid. Locally born Hayón is known for his playful use of colour, and has kitted out the 256 rooms, the Lobby Bar and public spaces with art and design from his team, in pops of neon or softer avocado and forest green that work beautifully with of art deco style mirrors, orb lighting and marble.
You’ll spot plenty of Hayon’s chair designs for Fritz Hansen, as well as reinventions in gold piping of his clown-like ‘Game On’ artworks that adorned the walls of Galerie Kreo in 2015.