The Cotton House Hotel, located in the heart of Barcelona on Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, is considered to be one of the city’s most prestigious hotels.
Built in the 19th century, the hotel was recently re-visited and refurbished by the local star designer, Lázaro Rosa Violan, who kept many of the building’s key original elements, such as the marble staircase, the delicate parquet and boiserie embellished ceilings. The Lobby, has also kept a lot of its original essence, yet with a new contemporary touch, through the use of geometric elements (such as the reception desk, display stand) and modern lighting. The spectacular spiral staircase, which was built in 1957, is not supported by the floor, but is suspended from the metal frame on the upper floor.
Lázaro Rosa Violan was born with a special instinct for art. Raised between Bilbao, Madrid and Barcelona, he audited classes at the Academy of Fine Arts at an early age, and quickly developed a taste for decoration in the grand houses and places that he lived and visited.
Trained as a painter, a traveler by conviction and an interior designer by instinct, Lázaro finds inspiration everywhere. The man is very stylish, with a cultural background so wide and extensive that allows him to mix, modify and reinterpret past and present trends for each new assignment. It was thanks to one of his early projects in Ibiza, back in 1990, that he gain noticed as an interior designer. Opening his own studio in 2002, he and his team achieved impressive growth with an extensive portfolio of clients and media coverage to match in a mere 12 years.