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High Opened in February, the new Hotel Cotton House, a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection of independent hotels, revamped the city’s former Cotton Textile Foundation headquarters, a late 19th-century building on the bustling Gran Via in the Eixample neighborhood. Using the cotton flower as inspiration, the interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán oversaw the conversion of 83 generally small, bright-white guest rooms and lavish public spaces. Original embellishments including parquet floors, ceiling frescoes and a seven-story suspended spiral staircase, added in 1957, were restored. Additions include a narrow rooftop pool, a morning-to-midnight restaurant and bar with a spacious outdoor terrace, and a library worthy of a cotton king. In keeping with the fabric theme, the hotel houses a tailor’s shop. Rooms from 250 euros.