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Casa Bonay is set to open in Barcelona this summer as a 67-room boutique hotel restored from a 19th-century mansion.

The stunning building was originally built in 1869 and has now been carefully restored by Casa Bonay founder Inés Miro-Sans in partnership with Brooklyn-based design firm Studio Tack. Reinterpreting traditional Mediterranean architecture and design, the hotel will include mosaic floors throughout, large sunlight-flooded corridors and original solariums. Bedrooms are furnished with the contemporary pieces from local designers and custom textiles.

Miro-Sans has also brought in help from friends such as fashion designers, artisan coffee roasters, experimental head chefs, publishers and talented craftspeople to create a new, collective form of hospitality in the city. They will sit amongst the building’s bars, restaurants, cafes and stores to form a creative hub in the city’s cosmopolitan El Born area.

Check out more about Casa Boney over at the hotel’s website, casabonay.com.

Also, if you missed it first time, Japanese architect Tadao Ando has offered a glimpse into his insane self-built studio.

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