Built in 1957, the Barceló Torre de Madrid Hotel is an architectural highlight of Spain’s bustling capital. For the redesign of this iconic building, Spanish designer Jaime Hayon set out to take visitors on a journey through the country’s long and fascinating history. Roman, Arabic, Moorish and Spanish elements come together under one roof to reflect the cultural melting pot that is Spain. Hayon also commissioned art from multimedia artists Nienke Klunder and Wiglius de Bie of KlunderBie for the project. The result is a fresh and dynamic hotel in the heart of Madrid. Barceló Torre de Madrid Hotel Plaza de España, 18 28008 Madrid Spain TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Plein Air Café Drawing from the impressionist ideal of painting outdoors, partners Soo Choi and Kevin Heisner have made Chicago's Plein Air Café a dreamy space. St. John Bread and Wine Opened by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver in 2003, St. John Bread and Wine combines a daily set menu with baked goods and artfully chosen wines. Do You Read Me? When it first opened its doors in 2008 in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood, this popular magazine shop presented a modest collection of 100 titles. Peter Miller Architecture Peter Miller Books has been an essential place to visit in Seattle for a quarter century. March If only we could have kitchens that are exact replicas of this beautiful San Francisco shop called March. Heide Museum of Modern Art Heide Museum of Modern Art combines contemporary art, architecture, gardens and coffee into what is a lovely way to while away your afternoon.