Nobu Hotel — Barcelona, Spain
On the flee he’s going, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa may maybe well maybe as successfully hang up his celeb chef’s pins and placed on the permanent mantle of a luxurious hotelier.
For now, all eyes are on Barcelona the ranking the Rockwell Community’s Madrid and Unusual York studios personal transformed the 1970s pile that changed into as soon as formerly Gran Hotel Torre de Catalunya honest into a freshly minted Nobu outpost. The ravishing 259-room property soft opened lifeless closing yr and a lickety-split of 43 suites – occupying the sixth to twenty 2d ground – came on-line no longer too long previously, prepared for shuttle submit lockdown.
Of the latter, a warmth sense of the Jap elegant pervades, particularly in the Umi and Sake suites, which Rockwell has layered with woven cane, wall panels inked with calligraphic waves, lashings of bronze, pleasurable porcelain vases, slim trees slatted displays. In the plush twenty 2d-stage Nobu suite, an extraordinarily handsome rendition of a tea-pot is suspended over a stonecast fire-pit alongside four window bays with unrivalled views of Barcelona and the Mediterranean. §