FOR ROOM MATE GERARD IN BARCELONA
When interior decorator Jaime Beriestain was commissioned to design the Room Mate Gerard interior areas, he had a clear vision. He wanted to create a “masculine, comfortable and informal” hotel with a sense of “mischievousness and seduction”.
He was keen to break traditional design rules and create a fun-filled, charismatic, urban and contemporary establishment aimed at a public seeking new experiences, and to that end he opted to use “rough materials”: concrete, terrazzo and wood.
A sophisticated lighting system also helped him break the mould. Dimly lit spaces combined with subtly dark areas served to create a refined and cosy ambience, reinforced with a palette of Tinta black throughout the hotel.
The 66-room Room Mate Gerard is located in the heart of Barcelona, next to Plaça Catalunya and the city’s historic Gothic quarter, home to the Palau de la Música (a symbol of modernism), ancient medieval buildings, countless restaurants serving Mediterranean cuisine, and artisanal shops.