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Hotel Bit

By Brian Gallagher 16.01.13

Barcelona interior designer Jaime Beriestain who recently completed works to the emblematic Palace Hotel on Gran Via (formerly the Ritz) was commissioned to design the rooms and public spaces for this latest addition to Barcelona’s collection of ‘arty’ hotels located in the rapidly evolving Poble Nou neighbourhood of the city.

Reminiscent by the Puerta América Hotel Madrid the concept was to work with 11 internationally recognised artists chosen by Beriestain in order to create unique works of art directly on the walls of the hotel converting some 2,000 sq.m. of the Hotel Bit into an art gallery. The selected artists include Catalan designer and illustrator Alex Trochut, Italian graphic artist Lorenzo Petrantoni, North American artist Matt W Moore and Portuguese architect and illustrator Mister Mourao, whose work has been published in the New York Times.

  • View of the Hotle Bit restaurant

  • A mixture of vintage and modern elements

    For the hotel furniture classic original vintage pieces have been mixed with exclusive contemporary designs in the rooms and public spaces. The restaurant area is typical of this approach mixing and matching chairs by Roland Rainer (1950), re-editions of Danish buffet tables of the 1960s together with a collection of emblematic 80s robots.

  • View of the different hotel corriors over the various floors

  • The hotel has been converted into a contemporary art gallery

  • Room signage