Photos of Hotel La Malcontenta in Empordá, Catalonia

Home Away From Home: Catalonia's Hotel La Malcontenta

Located in Catalonia’s bucolic Empordá region, the Hotel La Malcontenta was once a private country home, famous throughout the Empordá for the meticulousness of its owner (to be malcontenta means to be unsatisfied). Taking this attention to detail as a jumping-off point and classical Mediterranean villa architecture as inspiration, the building was transformed by Spanish designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán into an upscale, rural hotel with a balance of graceful, historical character and modern design. Throughout the interiors and stunning outdoor grounds, you'll see period-inspired furniture, simple textures, a palette of warm, neutral colors, and an abundance of feminine touches. In honor of the original owner's legendary spirit, it seems Rosa-Violán has made it the place she always dreamed of — a perfect one.

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