Fernando Amat, owner of Spain’s housewares boutique Vinçon, and architect Jordi Tió created the 25-suite Casa Camper for the bohemian Spanish shoemaker. Whimsical touches like hammocks and fire engine–red walls temper strict minimalist interiors. Guest rooms—none of which face the street—are divided by a hallway into two spaces, one for sleeping and one for lounging. Complimentary healthy snacks and one of the city’s only smoke-free zones (there’s no smoking anywhere in the hotel) provide welcome respite from the lively Raval district, situated between the Ramblas and the contemporary art museum, MACB. With its foolproof design sensibility and recipe for stylish comfort, Camper proves that footwear and hotels have a lot in common.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.