What a joy to experience the fantastic in Barcelona. These hotels give you luxurious amenities in dramatic, sensual Spanish settings infused with the independent spirit that is Catalonia.
Sensual Spanish Hotels
What a joy to experience the fantastic in Barcelona. These hotels give you luxurious amenities in dramatic, sensual Spanish settings infused with the independent spirit that is Catalonia. Enjoy getting lost in her storied streets lined with iconic melting, morphing masterpieces that may be set in stone but appear too impossible to be real. At night she becomes an enchantress, seducing visitors with her breathtaking rooftop vistas and equally breathtaking histories that include beguiling the likes of Cervantes, Picasso and Woody Allen. There is no special ticket required here. A simple stroll gives you access to the genius wrapped in a dream that is Barcelona. Come in search of originality, and return to your origins.
El Palauet Living
Art Nouveau with a view of Passeig de Gràcia
Art Nouveau meets minimalism in an old-meets-new architecture designed by Catalan architect Pere Falqués in 1906. Vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows provide an elaborate canvas for the light, bright minimal interior design of six apartment-style suites that brim with original features including a ceiling lamp in the shape of grapes on the vine that lights up in gold and green, and a crystal chandelier with 14,000 pieces of Bohemian glass. Huge suites, larger than many homes, done in the Art Nouveau style featured furniture designed by a who’s-who of architectural and product design–– Citterio, Eames, Jacobsen, Starck and van der Rohe. There’s plenty to love at El Palauet Living with all the latest technology and a central location within walking distance to Gaudí’s La Pedrera as well as La Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas, and La Boquería market. After a day of touring, eating and shopping on the chic streets of Eixample, grab a bottle of a local red wine and head up to your suite to enjoy the sunset over the surreal spires of this magical city.
An architectural gem
The philosophy behind the design of the captivating Hotel Omm boldly incorporates Barcelona’s best elements––cuisine, entertainment, and innovative modern luxury. Its limestone façade features Juli Capella’s angle windows, a standout signature of the design with patches of limestone that seem to blow in an invisible wind. The pulse of the hotel can be found at one-Michelin star Roca Moo, one of Barcelona’s best restaurants. After dinner be sure to take in the jawdropping elegance poolside, on the rooftop terrace with views of the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s Casa Milà and the lights of Montjuïc. After a night in the city, you’ll relish your stay in Suite Paseo de Gracia, an exquisite retreat with incredible views of the most luxurious part of the city. The king-size, fourposter bed highlights the spacious suite designed with all-natural materials and modular furniture. Exquisite, free-standing bathtubs provide the perfect indulgence for your stay. After a day of touring, you will welcome a Rituals of the World treatment at Spaciomm, an Asia-inspired centre for wellness, focusing on promoting harmony between mind and body.
Including: Ohla, El Palace, Hotel Espana Ramblas, Wittmore, Murmuri, Soho House, Room Mate Anna, The Serras,
© This article was first published in Dec-Jan 2018 edition of World Travel Magazine.