Jaime Beriestain | Designs The New VINCCI MAE HOTEL in Barcelona
To ensure that guests are in a warm and friendly atmosphere, Jaime Beriestain has conceived this project as if it was a large private residence
Located in the heart of Barcelona’s Diagonal Avenue, Hotel Vincci Mae counts with 85 rooms, 3 of which are suites. This establishment offers its guests a bar service and Restaurant, both with direct access to two terraces with astonishing views of the city; The bar terrace has a refreshing plunge pool, hammocks and an area where you can delight tapas and cocktails. On the other hand, the restaurant opens onto a large terrace where you can enjoy meals and à la carte al fresco dining.
Beriestain has avoided the traditional codes when decorating the reception of the hotel. Instead, he has created a new space with high ceilings, flanked by a vegetal wall that reinterprets the classic hallway -typical in the Barcelona’s bourgeoisie buildings. The traditional French cabochon pavement in black and white, and a large screen with hand-painted mirrors in a range of shades of gold, greens and ocher, shape up the entrance to this hotel.
The interior designer has choosen a recognizable tone in between Cantonese red and a terracotta, as a guiding threat for all the spaces, giving character and a vintage touch to the interiors. Geometric shapes are another important element and it is has been applied in lining of walls, floors and ceilings, though the use of various materials such as Marble, carpet or boiserie. For this meticulous work, Beriestain has once again counted on the work of skilled artisans. The overall result, is warm interiors with a character, far from cold and unfriendly public spaces.
The presence of shelves with books along the warmth selection of colors in the room, are aimed to make the guest feel the coziest as possible. Such an intention, has also been translated in the bathrooms, where Beriestain has applied Marble in clay tone and faucets in aged brass. The wallpaper is the art work of a painter who has produced it exclusively for this project. Not less important, is the careful lighting selection that has been choosen to recreate an intimate atmosphere in each room.