Anwar Mekhayech heads Generator Barcelona design

European hostel brand Generator launched its newest design-inspired boutique property in Barcelona, Spain.

Generator Barcelona was originally built in 1963, with this renovated building now both a hostel and hotel. It is located a five minute walk from two main metro stations, Diagonal and Verdaguer in the heart of the Gràcia neighborhood. It was redesigned under the guidance of Generator’s chief designer Anwar Mekhayech, from Toronto-based The Design Agency, and part of the design team working with Soho House and Shangri-La. It is the first Generator property in Spain.

Rooms on the upper floors include private terraces offering views of the city skyline (including the Sagrada Familia) and across to the Mediterranean.


Generator Barcelona’s facilities include: free Wi-Fi, a lounge and communal area open 24 hours a day, a bar open from 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM, a café, laundry facilities and a range of rooms including privates, twins, doubles and dorms (female only and mixed), all with en-suite bathrooms.

Generator has boutique hostels already in Berlin East, Copenhagen, Dublin, Hamburg, London and Venice, and more on the way this summer in Berlin Mitte.

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