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Every floor a different design adventure! Every floor a different designer masterpiece!
With 12 floors and communal spaces providing a unique style designed by 19 design agencies, your choice of room is critical at Hotel Puerta América.
Some floors are a triumph of style over substance and there are stories of guests whose frustration to dim the walls, or use hi-tech appliances forced them to change rooms.
Although floors have a similar layout, when you exit the elevator on each floor you feel in altogether different worlds - from futuristic red plastic to black marble through to traditional leather and wood. With every floor a different artistic design, this hotel challenges the senses in an architectural assault course of design.
Thankfully the front desk staff anticipate guests changing rooms. A menu of design choices for the different floors is provided at check-in and you are recommended to study closely, or make an inquiry for details and availability in advance
Hotel Puerta América has 342 bedrooms including a number of suites on the 12th floor.
First Floor Example
The first floor by Zaha Hadid, where everything seems to come out from the wall. The bathroom is a single structure from floor to ceiling which changes colour according to the room. Most frustratingly the waste basket is intended as a challenge for guests, because it is not so easy to find. Or you can just drop your rubbish on the floor with frustration.
Eighth Floor Example
The eighth floor by Kathryn Findlay titled "Light in motion" intends to suggest a feminine touch. Refusing to consider walls or doors, Findley provided for sweeping white curtains that separate the bathroom from the room. The entire room is white and forms a single space.
Ninth Floor Example
Patience is required on the ninth floor of Richard Gluckman with his 'Boxes of colours' concept as you need to find everything in the room and bathroom, because it is hidden in a box. The biggest box, in the middle of the room, houses the television. In the bathroom, the first thing you see when you enter the room, is a large glass box containing the shower, with a sliding door separating it from the bedroom by means of a white metal curtain. Contrasting a raw industrial look with back-lit illumination, it is critical for guests to ask how to turn off the lights, otherwise you'll struggle to get to sleep.
The hotel is midway between the airport and the city centre and is not in the centre of town. A taxi from the airport should cost around €15, and around €10 into town. Alternatively consider the metro stop next to the hotel, but be prepared to change a couple of times to get into the centre.
While there is a pool and spa treatment room advertised at Puerta América, they are not a major feature of the hotel. There isn't much to visit locally, so you need to be prepared to take a taxi into town for restaurants and entertainment.