hotel room with bed and sage green walls

Stay in a Refreshed 18th-Century Catalonian Palace

2023 Best of Year Winner for International Hotel Transformation

After a tasteful intervention, an 18th-century Catalonian palace is ready for its next chapter. For the Palau Fugit Hotel in Girona, Spain, El Equipo Creativo honored the existing baroque architecture, refreshed by Isern Associats, and took additional inspiration from the local vernacular of the historic Barri Vell quarter, with its hidden cul-de-sacs, porticoes, and stone ramparts. Throughout its 18,000 square feet, complete with a spa grotto, the property’s vaulted ceilings and arched niches meet a moody palette of stone, clay, moss, and navy. Layered in are eclectic furnishings from all eras, alongside contemporary paintings, murals, and sculptures by area artists, imbuing a welcoming duality of easygoing comfort and refined luxury.

Best of Year Awards 2023

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spa room with stone overhead and lit swimming pool
hotel room with bed and sage green walls
blue kitchen with open doorway facing another room
bright lobby with orange walls, wedge pendants and a dark blue standing table

oliver franz schmidt; natali canas del pozo; lucas echeveste lacy; daniel trujillo; ricardo fabregat.

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