Today we share with you one of our greatest prides . An important part of what makes us who we are. The essence of Derby Hotels. The key is in the last part of our name: Collection.
Jordi Clos is the president of the hotel chain, the President of the Gremi d’Hotelers in Barcelona and a patron of culture that has the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on public display in Europe (Barcelona Egyptian Museum), but also is also the main responsible for issuing a stamp of identity itself to Derby hotels Collection a personal brand that is printed on each of our luxury hotels. Each establishment has an art collection ascribed to each of them , a personality and a unique character.
Customers of our luxury hotels are people who enjoy art and culture, and also appreciate the quality and sophistication. The Claris Hotel 5 * GL of Barcelona is a symbol in the city with 20 years of history. Noted for pieces of Pre-Columbian Art accommodate the spectacular collection of Jordi Clos, as proof of their interest in ancient civilizations and their artistic expressions.
The interplay between art and luxury is also found in the Hotel Bagués. This 5 * was created as a tribute to the years of maximum splendor in which Modernism and Art Nouveau Barcelona became one of the capitals of the world. Located in the former foreign Bagués- Masriera in Plant- Museum displays truly exceptional creations : medallions, ink drawings and watercolors through which we see the artist’s creative process.
Suites Avenue Luxe, located in Passeig de Gracia, it becomes a work of art in itself since the renowned Japanese architect Toyo Ito design its facade. A different concept of accommodation in Barcelona. Luxury apartments enjoy the best services of a five star hotel and a personalized attention that brings also a museum with unique artwork Hindus and Buddhists.
The Hotel Granados 83 4* S located in one of the most charming streets of Barcelona, Enrique Granados, houses an extensive collection of Asian art spread through the hall, restaurant and hotel rooms. Seventy parts originating in India or Cambodia X -XI centuries AD In addition to a collection of Roman mosaics.
The Hotel Astoria is also the Opisso Museum of Barcelona, where the largest collection of Catalan illustrator in Spain. This is a permanent exhibition that occupies the top three hotel rooms over 200 pieces that give one of the most classic of Eixample a unique and singular .
The Urban Hotel 5* GL is synonymous with art, modernity and luxury in the heart of Madrid. As with all facilities of Derby Hotels, art is present in each room: Sizes ceremonial late nineteenth century, brought in Papua New Guinea during the 1930s, living with Ming Dynasty prints, carvings and funerary pieces the pharaohs Ramses II, Senkamanisken and Taharqa, among other cultural.
With one of the most fascinating collections of Art and Archaeology of all, the Hotel Villa Real 5* in Madrid, is a small museum that surprises with its combination of classical art and their selection of restored mosaics from Roman and Syrian origin the second and sixth centuries, with more modern with contemporary paintings by artists such as Joan Guinovart, Antoni Tapias and Andy Wharol that are part of the restaurant decor hotel East 47 .
And finally, in Paris , the formidable and majestic Hotel Banke 4* displays a unique collection of ethnic jewelry of different civilizations scattered all over the hotel. From Papua New Guinea, China, India, Tibet to the ancient tribes of Africa. Pieces impressive and valuable anthropological and ritual necklaces Papua New Guinea, shamans dresses Ivory Coast talisman or boxes Mali desert.
More art surprises await you in our hotels… Come and discover them!
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