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Find Out What Goes On Behind Closed Doors At Chic&Basic Hotel

9 Dec

_Chic & Basic Barcelona To Host FRIO *09

Here at PulsoBCN we get very excited when private companies go out of their way to support and promote new talent. In an age where everyone has Facebook and twitter, Chic & Basic constantly out do themselves in the marketing department.  In November, Chic & Basic rolled out special webisodes featuring an inside look at their hotel which was an instant success (available on their Facebook page).

 This Saturday December 12 Chic & Basic in the Borne, open their doors to Changingroom.org as they present 25 of the most cutting edge designers with special guest artists:  CHICKS ON SPEED for an event called FRIO*09.

_ONE DAY.  25 DESIGNERS.

  If you are in Barcelona this week stop by the hotel on Saturday and scope out the designers at FRIO*09.  Now is your chance to go from room to room and meet the designers as they present their collections in the hotel. With the amount of invites to holiday parties now is the time to pick up something for yourself this holiday season.

Chic & Basic C/Princesa, 50

Sponsored by Metal Magazine, Vialis ,  Sinnamon Records and Barcelona’s official Beer MORITZ

_ A Chicks On Speed CLASSIC- love this for two reasons :

1. Filmed in Miami  2. Discovered them on Tom Middleton’s THE TRIP.

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Barcelona Hotel_Chic & Basic: The Cure For The Common Hotel

20 Oct

 

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Today I spent the day on a hotel hunt, checking out new places throughout Barcelona and doing some research on a few places which will be posted later this week. One of my favorite finds was CHIC & BASIC a hotel that is housed in a  beautiful old building in EL BORN.

This place opened 5 years ago and is currently in the process of remodeling it´s fantastic bar simply called the “WHITE BAR”

white bar

This place breaks all the rules of what a basic hotel should be, done up in white washed halls over the top furniture and  sexy lighting it is impossible not to relax upon entering this space. The service at the counter was excellent and the place is filled with hipsters. If you are in Barcelona and spending the weekend shopping with friends, this  is the place to ditch you bags and head out for a night on the town .

Chic & Basic

In fact while trying to scope out the place without getting thrown out for loitering I witnessed a fashion shoot  taking place in the of the rooms. This is the sort of place where art directors linger in the hallway twittering on their iphone,  and hip young international travelers mingle in the common areas.  This place definitely attracts a younger more stylish crowd so if your idea of  hotel is tea time rather than happy hour you might want to curb your enthusiasm.

hallway

The hallways, resemble space ships, with white lacquered walls, soft lighting and chilled out electronica humming in the background. The rooms are like the title suggests “basic” but the common areas more than make up for it.

Amenities include Gym, reading room, kitchen area,  internet center and a spacious living room with lots of natural light.

This is not the Ritz or the W this is just a place for people who spend their vacation exploring the city and when they finally come back to the room they are greeted with a warm sense of style and a vibe that many a hotel rarely get right.

living room

For more info on the hotel  click it HERE