The Brummell Journey


Barcelona’s hotel Brummell is an urban oasis created by friends. Off the beaten track, but an easy walk to the city, mountain or sea, Brummell encourages guests to explore Barcelona, but also to stay in.

The hotel was built and designed to be relaxed, intimate, imaginative and adaptable. The façade of the building remains just as it was in 1870 while the interior was completely transformed. The architect, Inma Rábano, worked with us to rehabilitate this historic building into a structure that could house the details. The design was done by our friends, the Australian born and Barcelona based duo, Blankslate.

Based on their numerous travels to Sri Lanka, and their passion for Geoffrey Bawa’s ‘tropical modernism’, Brummell became a place where other worlds and times mix with our local world and modern times.

We’ve played with light and plants and a respect for the traditional, in order to create a sort of timelessness. Blankslate’s use of bespoke modern furniture mixed together with Sri Lankan and European antiques sets it apart from other hotels. The addition of contemporary art projects within the rooms also pays homage to local creatives and makers. The result is a laid back and casual place to hang out, to rest, and to indulge.

The mix of antiques with custom furnishings and details from some of our favorite designers make Brummell a well-balanced and relaxed environment.

Architecture cannot be totally explained but must be experienced.