Discover The True Essence Of Barcelona At Cotton House Hotel
Cotton House, the five star hotel designed for the most curious travelers who wants to discover the true essence of Barcelona is located in the heart of the city, in the Eixample district; a perfect grid of wide streets that form blocks with chamfers on each corner, facilitating circulation and visibility.
Like the buildings in this original district, the Cotton House has an interior patio garden. The Eixample was planned at the end of the 19th century and today it is one of the best districts in Barcelona thanks to its planning simplicity and the quantity of services and amenities it offers. It was the district chosen by rich Catalan industrial bourgeoisie to build their stately homes in the Modernist style, which is why it is the area of Barcelona with the highest concentration of buildings in this style. Of particular note are La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, both the work of Gaudí, Barcelona’s most universal architect and the Sagrada Familia.
Finally, at the initiative of a group of hotel promoters in Barcelona, the building commenced an intense refurbishment process which culminated in January 2015 to give the beautiful Cotton House hotel. The refurbishment project has taken great care to maintain and recover all the original elements of the building.
Acclaimed interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán was commissioned with the project and has done a marvelous job, reflecting a contemporary and sophisticated style, which at the same time incorporates all the functionalities needed to assure the luxury level of service and comfort that the guests deserve.
The original elements of the building have been conserved, such as the imposing marble staircase, delicate parquet and boiserie embellishing ceilings, floors and walls in some of the rooms. Also the famous spiral staircase built in 1957, the main feature of which is that it is not supported on the floor below, but is suspended from the metal frame of the upper floor, to give a light and airy aspect. At the same time, all the facilities of the building have been completely replaced, resulting in a distinguished setting full of history, yet modern and comfortable at the same time.
The Cotton House is located in the former headquarters of the Cotton Textile Foundation – “Fundación Textil Algodonera – an emblematic 19th-century building that was the meeting-place of the members of the textile industry in Barcelona who worked with cotton. The space now called “L’Atelier” was the office to which guild-members withdrew so that their tailors and shirt-makers could take their measurements. The Cotton House recovers the essence of this tradition by offering its guests an artisanal tailor service provided by the professionals of Santa Eulalia, the most prestigious tailor establishment in Barcelona. At the request of the guests, a tailor from that firm will come to the Atelier to take his/her measurements, advise and select unique fabrics of the highest quality to make the desired garments.
The Cotton House has a cosmopolitan Cocktail Bar & Restaurant “Batuar”, offering a non-stop service on the whole appetizing menus until midnight.
The ambience is a reflection of the spirit of the hotel: a certain colonial flavor, sophisticated, discreet, elegant and at the same time fresh. Enjoying some tapas and a drink in its lush, spacious terrace is a very tempting plan that cannot be missed. The menu offers a wide range of local proposals, all made with market ingredients of the very highest quality typical of Mediterranean cuisine.
The origin of the name “Batuar” is to be found in the machine that was responsible for pressing cotton to eliminate all its impurities.
The Cotton House is an excellent venue for celebration all kind of social events, product presentations, business meetings, private meals in the magnificent Batuar restaurant, fashion and advertising photo shoots, etc. Its beautiful and extensive spaces, both exteriors and interiors, are perfect for hosting the most exclusive events and celebrations.
The hotel has a spacious Terrace with lush vegetation, accessible from the Batuar Bar & Restaurant, where meals are also served, weather permitting. It is located at the back of the hotel, in a spacious block patio very typical of the buildings of the Eixample district.
The Library is located in one of the rooms that the members of the Cotton Producers Guild used for meetings and as a social club where the guests can relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. The rooms can also host work meetings, celebrations or events.
The outdoor pool on the roof of the building is a magnificent outdoor pool with views. The pool and solarium are a guarantee of a flattering tan.
At the gym, the guests can continue with their regular exercise routine and will be able to relish the most relaxing and replenishing beauty treatments in the cabin.
In the “Gossypium” (Latin for “cotton flower”) area the traditional concierge service was reinvented, by placing emphasis on offering each guest the information that is of most interest to him or her, whether it is cultural, artistic, about cuisine or practical. Through “gossyps” The Cotton House hope that each guest’s experience in Barcelona will be intense, enriching and authentic.
The hotel has 83 refined, comfortable rooms, five of which are spacious suites. The decoration is inspired on cotton through a chromatic combination of the white, black and sepia of the cotton plant and everything it evokes: softness, comfort, delicacy and naturalness, which are materialized in the fabrics and textures of the very highest quality.
The rooms have been designed to offer all possible comfort: the bed linen is made with sheets with 300 thread count mercerized Egyptian cotton and 600-g towels, honeycomb bathrobes and slippers, and cosmetics of the prestigious Ortigia brand, made with 100% natural products from the Mediterranean area.
Decoration inspired by the chromatic combination of the cotton flower & all that it evokes: softness, comfort, delicacy & naturalness.
Cotton House is more than a hotel. It is more than a house. It is the place where you will be wrapped in cotton.
For more information: www.hotelcottonhouse.com @cottonhousehotel