We have recently seen the hospitality design of Barcelona-based interior design studio Lázaro Rosa Violán at the El Nacional restaurant concept in Barcelona. At the Only You Atocha Hotel, they achieve the same level of exquisite authenticity by using many reclaimed decor items and building materials.
Located at the Atocha train station and right next to the Golden Triangle of Art, you wouldn’t expect an NYC-themed hotel in this area of Madrid. However, thanks to its meticulous execution, the concept actually works and draws quite some traffic as we could experience ourselves. Material choices include many painted exposed bricks, metro tiles, and plywood to enhance the NYC loft feeling. The addition of pop-up shops such as a gin bar, barbershop, and coffee shop housed in a container provides a city plaza vibe.