In a career that spans almost 60 years, Japanese-Brazilian architect Ruy Ohtake has played a pivotal role in shaping the cityscape of his native Sao Paulo, counting more than 300 projects in the city alone. When Ohtake was handed the brief for Hotel Unique he faced one of his career’s greatest challenges: craft a design that will become a landmark.
Spain draws swathes of sun worshippers, but as the homeland of Pablo Picasso, Antonio Gaudí and flamenco dancing, it’s also a cultural Mecca. The country has the world’s third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There’s also vibrant, cosmopolitan cities to explore, with Madrid’s matadors and Barcelona’s towering gothic cathedrals. We take a closer look at the destination and our stunning portfolio of hotels therein.