Passeig de Gràcia is an iconic street in the heart of Barcelona, home to some of the world’s most vibrant examples of modernist architecture. The Mandarin Oriental hotel is housed in the former Banco Hispano-Americano, an elegant mid-20th century building. The 2010 project entailed the renewal of the interiors, by creating a surprising space on different levels. A bright, hanging access ramp crosses a courtyard, leading to the hotel entrance. Separated by metal grids, it still allows a glimpse into the hall and lobby. 3D textured walls confers the space a sense of depth. Most of the furniture is custom designed for the hotel, produced by leading Italian and Spanish manufacturers.