Joining Room Mate Hotels‘ existing Barcelona venues – Room Mate Emma and Room Mate Pau – Room Mate Carla is centrally-located on Calle Mallorca, a few steps from the Paseo de Gracia, one of the city’s most important shopping and business areas.
Architect Tomás Alía – who previously worked with the group on other projects, including Room Mate Oscar, Madrid and Room Mate Aitana, Amsterdam – was responsible for the hotel’s interiors.
The building, which previously housed the 987 Hotel, was redesigned by Alía to create a Room Mate hotel that meets all the chain’s high quality standards. The project honours the city’s great architects, and in line with Barcelona’s design traditions incorporates the influences of industrial themes, ceramics, celebrated trencadis mosaics, and GaudÃ’s modernism, as well as reflecting the cosmopolitan aspects and urban development that the city has experienced over the last four decades.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with Room Mate Hotels because this is a group that likes to be innovative and break the mould; from a design perspective, we have the freedom to create our own projects,” says Tomas.
A fourth opening in Barcelona by Room Mate Hotels is expected in late summer 2016. Room Mate Anna, designed by Lorenzo Castillo, will be located at the intersection of Calle Aragón and Paseo de Gracia, and offer 81 rooms.