Styled by Barcelona designer Jaime Beriestain, The Mint refers to the color scheme throughout, a range of pale greens and the ever-present teal. The hotel occupies a curlicued former insurance company building in a prime spot at the bottom of Gran Vía, and the understated design incorporates many original features. The atmosphere is quirkier, New York-ier. The first thing that strikes you is that there’s no separate reception; you pick up your keys from the bar, along with a welcome drink. The guestrooms are especially clean, the only drawback being that those facing the traffic can get noisy. A gastrobar on the ground floor offers bespoke breakfast options, and in summer a food truck serves fish and chips on the roof terrace. It’s painted mint green, of course.