This design-savvy property creates a striking first-impression with its vibrant, multi-hued façade.
Rising like a beacon amid fairly drab condominiums on the outskirts of residential Salamanca, this hotel welcomes guests with a discreet doorway and sleek lobby that belies the 13 stories of ultra-imaginative décor above. The 342 guest rooms feature designs from individual architects on each floor; among the lauded names are three Pritzker Prize winners, including Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid. As for the result, it's a trippy experience through imaginative variations on style and mood.
On one level guests will find a space-age vibe, and on the next oddly angular geometry sets the tone. While each room is unique (and often dramatic) in its look, all come with expected amenities like satellite TV and mini-bars. The creation of French interior designer Christian Liaigre, house restaurant Lágrimas Negras serves cuisine as creative as the décor. Marmo lounge features a stunning Carrara marble-topped bar, and the panoramic, top-floor Skynight has a dizzying glass ledge that allows guests to gaze down on the streetscape below. Standard facilities include a business center, fitness center and pool.