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Hotel Puerta América - Planta 6
6th floor
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DESIGNER
 
 
Marc Newson

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DESCRIPTION
 
Concept/idea
Marc Newson Hotel Puerta America MadridSimplicity and comfort are the two adjectives that best describe Newson’s design on the sixth floor of the Hotel Puerta América. In his opinion, a hotel room should entice guests to relax from the very start; everything should be accessible, and there should be no one element that overshadows the others. “I have spent a great deal of time in hotel rooms all over the world, and this is a great chance to improve on all the things that have always bothered me about hotels”. His design conception almost verges on the naive; one scarcely senses that they are in a ‘designed space’. The outcome is simplistic yet innovative.
Lobby and hallway
Marc Newson Hotel Puerta America MadridMarc Newson opted for wood lacquered a brilliant red for the furnishings in these spaces. The floor alternates wool carpeting with marble. The goal is to envelop the guest in a provocative, modern yet relaxing atmosphere where nothing prevails over the anything else. These two common areas are streamlined down to the minimum, thus giving the guest a tranquil passage to his or her room.
Rooms
Marc Newson Hotel Puerta America MadridNewson’s major pieces include the Felt Chair for Capellini, or the Lockheed Lounge, featuring sinuous, suggestive lines which encourage rest and relaxation. The same holds true with this project. Newson mainly blends white and grey. The bed, also designed by Newson, is a type of island, an oasis isolated from the other elements and surrounded by leather, used in both the headboard and the nightstand. The floor is oiled oak parquet made of wide panels that provide a touch of warmth to the interior design. Newson has designed a single multi-functional piece of furniture. Everything is easy, everything is accessible. This is the advantage of his design. What is more, the designer has created a table and chair especially for the Hotel Puerta América.

In the bathroom he has chosen Statuario Venato marble from the Carrara quarries. It is a single piece and the seam can be seen, an utter luxury for guests and a material that is also found in another space within the hotel also designed by the Australian - the bar. Finally, the bathtub was also designed by Newson, just as the other pieces in the bathroom, for Ideal Standard.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Spain [España]
Region
Madrid
Province
Madrid
Town
Madrid
District
Distrito 05 - Chamartín
Neighborhoods
Barrio 52 - Prosperidad
Address
Avenida América 41
 
 
Telephone
+34.917.445.400
Fax
+34.917.445.401
Website
E-mail
hotel.puertamerica@hoteles-silken.com
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for travel and tourism
Hotels
Monuments, decorations, furnishings, graphics
Furnishings
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2002    
Realisation
2004 - 2005
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Maurizio Vogliazzo, "19 progettisti/Hotel Puerta America, Madrid", L'Arca 209, dicembre/december 2005, pp. 44-45 (44-67)
"John Pawson. Marc Newson. Luoghi di pace e tranquillità/Peaceful and tranquil places", L'Arca 209, dicembre/december 2005, pp. 48-49 (44-67)
Yoshio Futagawa, "New Hotel Designed by World's Leading Architects and Designers. Hotel Puerta America, Madrid, Spain", GA Houses 89, september 2005, pp. 96-111
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