The Gran Hotel Inglés is one of the most iconic properties in Madrid. Located in the cultural, retail and entertainment heart of the city in the Las Letras neighbourhood, it’s the oldest hotel in the capital, having originally opened its doors in 1886. Today, with an elegant design by Rockwell Group Europe, Hidden Away Hotels has recovered this historical icon by fusing urban sophistication with bygone glamour.
As in all our hotel renderings, lighting was an essential aspect when taking on this project. In keeping with the client’s preferences, we depicted the guest areas with a nocturnal ambience. We wanted a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with lights focused on the groups of chairs and tables scattered throughout the space. The bar, the core element of the restaurant, was given special lighting to showcase its iconic character within the whole property.
Another highlight was the creation of the fabrics. The interior designers decided on a laid-back dialogue between leathers, velvets and braids, always in plain colours, although not uniform, in grey, blue and green hues. The use of highly detailed 3D models enhanced the degree of architectural photorealism achieved with the materials we created.
For the 3D visuals of the hotel rooms we did use the daylight flooding in through the unique geometry of the windows. Once again, textiles played a pivotal role in providing the warm and welcoming character.