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Barcelona inspires

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  • A long weekend in the city

    Beyond its iconic skyline, Barcelona has endless places and spots for you to explore.

    • Casa Vicens is Gaudí’s most unknown work. It was the first civil house he built with all the gusto and imagination of a 31-year-old, in the Gràcia neighbourhood. Gràcia is a town in the middle of the city that is a real joy to walk through. It has attractive stores by new designers and local artisans.

    • Art, just like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. The Picasso Museum, located in the historic neighbourhood of the Born, exhibits all the artistic periods of the painter. On the other side of Les Rambles, in the Raval neighbourhood, more contemporary artists are on display in the Macba.

    • In the restaurants of the Barceloneta neighbourhood, eating paella is quite a tradition among Barcelona residents seeking to be by the sea. As soon any glimmer of sunlight has faded, the bars and clubs on the seafront turn on the tunes and the party starts.

  • What to do after work

    It's time to shut down your computer and forget about your emails. Evenings in Barcelona are to be enjoyed, on your own or with your team.

    • Barcelona’s range of gastronomy is varied and endless. Any creative cuisine paired with a Catalan wine of DO status is the cherry on top of an intense day of work. And why not finish on a high with a signature cocktail?

    • Running through the Collserola mountain range and cycling by the sea along the entire promenade are great ways to see the city. If you prefer fitness activities helping you to stay in shape, there will be a gym equipped with exercise machines in your hotel.

    • Not doing anything is also doing a lot. Float in the jacuzzi at the hotel spa, have a therapeutic massage, snack on an appetiser in the bar or gaze at the views from the hotel terrace. Pure relaxation.

  • Family Holidays

    Barcelona has plenty of fun activities for little and large alike. Your family photo album will be bursting with unforgettable moments.

    • Go for a splash at the beach, eat a variety of tapas at a beach bar, sail the coast by boat, and swim with sharks at the Aquarium… Barcelona’s sea and port have all the ingredients for a fantastic family day out.

    • Seeing the marvellous sights of the city from the heights of the ferris wheel of the Tibidabo, Barcelona’s legendary theme park, is a real thrill. Located nearby is the Cosmocaixa, an astonishing science museum that has a slice of the Amazon rainforest and a planetarium showing 3D projections.

    • The more athletic will enjoy walking up the hill of Montjuïc and entering the Estadi Olímpic, where the 1992 Olympics Games were held. At the Camp Nou stadium, FC Barcelona fans will feel like another member of the team as they approach the pitch from the changing room tunnel.

Where to stay

Stay in the heart of the city, by the sea or in the midst of nature. Bed down in a historical, luxury or business hotel. No matter what you prefer, you will find the hotel for you in the thought-provoking selection below.

Throughout the city, there is a wide range of business-friendly hotels to suit all budgets and needs.

Business hotels

Barcelona is an open, dynamic and entrepreneurial city, with long-standing commercial and corporate traditions. The efficiency and technology of its hotels’ facilities guarantee the success of any event or activity for companies and professional from different sectors.

Business hotels know just how important it is to concentrate so you can do your work; how vital it is to close an important trade deal; and conduct a successful presentation with the full company team. No matter the reason for your visit, you will find suitable spaces and top facilities to work as if you were in your home study or office: express check-in and check-out, high-speed Internet access, working areas in the bedrooms, 24-hour room service, versatile rooms equipped for meetings and conventions, a catering service for large groups… everything you could possibly need.

Knowing how to unwind after an intense working day is equally as important, whether that means going out for a stroll around Barcelona or enjoying the different areas inside the hotel. If you opt for the latter, have a soothing massage, keep up your fitness routine in the gym or sip on a cocktail at the bar after a relaxed dinner. A hotel is the perfect place to meet people, and why not? It’s a great way to meet new contacts.

Bohemian nights in Barcelona for travellers in love with art and history.

Monument hotels

These hotels are part of Barcelona’s historical and cultural heritage, and they tell the story of some of the most significant chapters in the 2000 years of its history. A millennial tour that starts with the Gothic style, moves to neoclassicism and modernism and goes right up to the noucentism style of the past century.

Imagine sleeping in a small medieval palace with Roman remains inside; or in a sophisticated mansion belonging to a family from Barcelona’s upper bourgeoisie; or even the magnificent residence of an illustrious figure from ancient Catalan society. As soon as you cross the threshold of one of these monumental buildings, your imagination will open another door that will lead you on a fascinating journey through time, full of stories and legends.

The elegant interior design of these hotels is modern and radiates warmth. Its owners knew just how to merge the work of brilliant architects and artists of the past with the hippest designers of the moment. The solid stone, white marble and frescoed walls… all come alive and are transformed into sublime spaces thanks to minimalist objects, fine wood and sculptures of great artistic value.

Hotels with their own individual style, where luxury is synonymous with authenticity and sophistication.

Luxury hotels

Nothing about the various areas in the 5 star hotels and great luxury of Barcelona is coincidental or improvised. Each hotel is like a piece of art, where behind its exquisite beauty lies a unique concept created for the enjoyment of its guests.

Every single detail will attract and capture your attention: the piano melody playing in the lobby; the pleasant views of the city from an infinity pool; the soft feel of Egyptian cotton sheets; the scent of Mediterranean fragrances or the intense flavour of a glass of red wine in the hotel restaurant… What a luxury it is to wake up to the 5 senses.

The people who work in the hotel are undoubtedly the asset that sets it apart. A friendly team with a clear vocation to surprise every guest with a personal and exclusive touch. Willing concierges can secure a perfect plan for you in Barcelona as difficult as it may seem: car transfers, tickets for a concert or football match, negotiation of tours of private art galleries or attendance to an event without planning in advance.

These hotels also offer exclusive staff services, with a driver or butler, to help you with your transfers and day-to-day arrangements.

Take a moment and surrender your body and soul to some personal care.

Hotels with Wellness and beauty facilities

Water is the source of health and beauty, a natural element our body and mind need to reach their maximum state of relaxation and pleasure. These hotels are home to urban spaces with different water circuits where you can dive in and feel revitalised: from hydrotherapy pools and jacuzzis to private booths with steam baths and dry saunas.

For overall well-being, the hotels also have a team of therapists and beauty professionals who will help you to regain your energy and feel revitalised. Their salons combine the most traditional therapy techniques with the most avant-garde beauty products: a full body chiromassage with aromatherapy, a Mayan- or Japanese-style facial, and a face treatment using diamond dust…  A wide selection of body care for a pampering session on your own or in good company.

In the morning, after having a smoothie, there’s no better way to kick start the day than toning up your body with cardiovascular training or aerobic exercise. The facilities in the hotels’ gyms are equipped with the latest sports technology for the exclusive use of their customers throughout the day.

Balconies and terraces where you can soak up Mediterranean vitamins and gaze into the infinite blue.

Rooftop and Seafront hotels

Barcelona experiences warm temperatures and sunny days throughout the majority year, with an average annual temperature of 16.5°C. Its pleasant climate makes it the ideal city for enjoying life in the open-air in thousands of different ways.

There are many hotels located along the seafront, with rooms and suites facing the Mediterranean Sea. Imagine the pleasure of feeling the sea breeze on your face as you open the window to admire the seascape full of light and life: fishermen’s boats operating on the high sea, sailing boats by the coast, young athletes practising windsurfing, people sunbathing on the beach… A postcard worthy scene where the sea and the sky merge into the same blue colour.

Apart from the waterfront, the centre or the natural area of Montjuïc and Tibidabo are some of the finest areas with hotel terraces. On these rooftops you can cool down in the pool, take a pretty photo with the sunset in Barcelona, or have a drink while you read a book in peace and quiet.

Eat, drink, stroll, have a dip in the sea, discover Gaudí, Picasso and Miró… and get a peaceful night’s sleep. Come to Barcelona, and experience it to the full!

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