This Old Casa

Design, Luxury Travel


Opened last February, the 67-room Casa Bonay bears the name of the family that once lived in this 1869 Francisco Batlle–designed residence, in the burgeoning Dreta de l’Eixample district.

“It was very important for us to find an interesting house,” says co-owner Inés Miró-Sans, who cut her teeth at New York’s Ace Hotel, “one with a history.”

The restoration, by Brooklyn’s Studio Tack, kept much of the Neoclassical detailing intact, including mosaic tiling in every room, iron columns in the Libertine lobby bar, and the carved-wood doorman’s depot, which serves as a library curated by indie publisher Blackie Books.

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