Upon entering the Portago Urban hotel, guests will find themselves shaded under a ceiling of traditional English hats and a luggage room defined by stacks of vintage suitcases.
‘The bowler is not a simple hat anymore; it becomes an element that, when repeated thousands of times in an unpredictable way and at different heights, creates a moving and wrapping surface,’ Spada says.
On the ground floor are common areas including the reception, coffee bar and breakfast room. Three upper levels house 25 bedrooms and a rooftop platform panoramic terrace. White walls contrast brightly coloured InterfaceFLOR carpets, creating an optical break between the floor and the remainder of space.
Photos: Alfonso Acedo