Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) August 8, 2007
Set in Spain's most design-conscious city, Casanova Hotel in Barcelona has been re-imagined from an 18th century limestone wealthy residence into an urban chic hotel. Set to debut its hip elegant décor in October 2007, the 124-room, eight-story Casanova blends modern design with theatrical flair. Samir Saab, concept designer of such notable properties like Ikal del Mar and Esencia in the Riviera Maya and La Pleta in the Spanish Pyrenees, took a cue from Barcelona's Gaudi architecture and buzzing arts scene to re-fashion Casanova. The new design look, with designer names like Ron Arad and Anthony Duffeleer, aims to appeal to chic trendsetters and savvy urbanites. Ideally located in the heart of Barcelona, Casanova is within walking distance of Las Ramblas, major museums, the city's convention center, the Metro and a short taxi ride to the beach.
Highlights include the angular sun-lit lobby with pistachio back-lit bar, whimsical lighting fixtures and sculptural chairs. One bedroom suites feature balconies and rain shower bathrooms. Retro-inspired furnishings with modern flat screen plasma televisions decorate the guestrooms. Several rooms feature Murphy beds that can be drawn up allowing more space for meetings. All guestrooms and public areas are equipped with WiFi. Business travelers can access the virtual business center by using their own or hotel-provided laptops, which are connected to the hotel's system for printing, scanning and copying needs. Mexiterranean cuisine is served at Mexiterranée restaurant inside Casanova, fusing Mexican, Catalan and Mediterranean ingredients. Coming in November 2007, the garden spa will feature a tranquil courtyard with couple's cabana and three indoor treatment rooms.