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Gran Hotel Inglés has been a landmark since it was officially opened in 1886 and is a cultural icon. After years of neglect and disrepair, the hotel has been renovated and redesigned for today’s sophisticated, modern traveller. Rockwell Group brought back the glamour, elegance, and innovation of the hotel, weaving original imagery and salvaged historic items into the design. In the white-painted guestrooms, the design team played with the classic geometry of the moulding by deconstructing it and extending it across the ceiling. The upholstery of the bedframes is mimicked around the leather and upholstery-clad monolithic TV wall. Luxurious bathrooms have marble standalone bathtubs and a stand that holds a drink and accessories. Guestroom closets are lined with wallpaper that features vintage copies of hotel postcards. The custom valets will feature a shelf that holds new postcards for guests, allowing them to continue the tradition.