Spanish design house Cortana designs Hotel Arts staff uniforms

Spanish fashion designer Cortana has been commissioned to refashion Hotel Arts Barcelona’s staff uniforms. Described to have “feminine and romantic styles reflected in Mediterranean colors and splashes of green, turquoise and tan”, the newly-designed, custom staff uniforms at Hotel Arts Barcelona will be unveiled this September.

With head designer Rosa Esteva, Cortana drew inspiration for the Hotel Arts collection from the property’s Mediterranean roots, creating a color palate that reflects the hotel’s geographic location. The new uniforms will also transition from day to night with day and night uniforms that vary both in style and color.

The refashioning of the staff uniforms will be integrated throughout 12 different outlets of the hotel, including the wait staff and front of house for Michelin Starred Enoteca Restaurant, Arola Restaurant, Bites, and the new Frank’s bar in addition to the front desk reception and concierge. The new attire, made of natural materials including cotton, wool and knitted textures, is said to be a departure from traditional, rigid hotel uniforms, aiming to help further ease the barrier between the staff and hotel guests.

Designed by architect Bruce Graham, Hotel Arts features 44 floors of exposed glass and steel. The hotel’s 455 rooms and 28 exclusive duplex apartments feature modern design complemented by 20th century collection of works by contemporary Catalan and Spanish artists. The only hotel in Spain featuring two Michelin-starred chefs, Hotel Arts boasts Enoteca and Arola restaurants. It also has signature treatments in the 43rd floor Spa by Six Senses Spas. Hotel Arts’ Arts 41 provides over 3,000 square-feet of function space overlooking the Mediterranean for board meetings and conferences, as well as social events, weddings and celebrations. The hotel offers an additional 24,000 square-feet of function space, with the main meeting space located on the lower ground and second floors.

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