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Barcelona-born designer Alfredo Arribas collaborated with Verner Panton’s design company to create the organic minimalist look for this bargain-priced designer hotel. Certain contemporary clichés creep in, like the clear glass cube showers and beds so low that you’re nearly on the floor. But those beds are super-comfortable and those showers have great shower heads. Lower-level rooms can be noisy with Gran Via traffic, so ask for a courtyard room. The most expensive rooms are seventh-floor suites that feature wood-decked terraces with terrific city views.