5-star Sofia Hotel in Barcelona uses DecoMetal in conceptual redesign

5-star Sofia Hotel in Barcelona uses DecoMetal in conceptual redesign
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Sofia Hotel is a lavish 5-star hotel on Avinguda Diagonal in central Barcelona. It has been completely refurbished to contemporary, high specification, using Formica Group DecoMetal® products in its design.

Now a spectacular and unique architectural work, all of the hotel’s spaces have been completely reimagined to meet the desires of contemporary guests. The new concept was designed by architect Albert Blanch of Blanch + Conca Arquitectura, whose previous work includes the expansion of Terminal C at Barcelona El Prat airport.

The project was realised by the high-end hospitality group Selenta and award-winning interior design and landscape architecture firm Jaime Beriestain, experts in luxury hotel design, with past clients including Hyatt Regency, Marriott, Waldorf Astoria and Hilton.

A total of 2,300m2 of Formica® laminate sits alongside other materials such as ceramics, marble and natural wood, together forming a luxurious atmosphere. Formica products can be found both in the foyer, welcoming guests, as well as the exclusive VIP floors above.

The presence of Formica products in various designs dominates the entrance hall. Formica HPL and Formica Decometal® in aluminium and silver are applied to the ceiling, in original suspended triangular sculptures forming mirrors in columns on the walls, creating a unique space.

On the VIP floors, the interior design team also selected Formica Group’s AR Plus®  high gloss laminate in Fossil, an understated grey tone that provides the sophistication appropriate for this exclusive area of the hotel.

DecoMetal laminate incorporates authentic metal in its surface. Easy to install and maintain, it can be postformed and is therefore a unique material with the look of metal and the durability of laminate. It is also an environmentally sustainable product which has the GREENGUARD and Chain of Custody certifications, as well as the Carbon Trust label.

Suitable for vertical applications, both in commercial environments and domestic spaces, DecoMetal brings an unmistakable chic and urban touch to any interior design project.

The AR Plus finish by Formica Group represents a superior standard of quality in gloss finishes. It is made with a resin impregnation system that gives it greater abrasive and scuff resistance than a conventional glossy finish. This means that even in a high-footfall environment such as the Sofia Hotel, surfaces will retain their brightness and shine.

 

5-star Sofia Hotel in Barcelona uses DecoMetal in conceptual redesign

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