The Catalan capital has everything that is most enticing about Mediterranean cities—a relaxed style, months of sunshine, unbeatable food, exciting culture and design—and the real pleasure lies in just wandering about

To sample the atmosphere, excitement and rhythm of the Spanish capital city of Barcelona, it is best not to have too much of an agenda: just wandering about, drinking in the sights and sounds, the style and the architecture, is an experience in itself. The famous La Rambla—a long boulevard running from Plaça Catalunya to the sea—is at the heart of it all for those who want to see the city on foot: and here we introduce our super new handpicked hotel, the four-star Hotel España. It is yards from La Rambla, the Gran Teatre del Liceu—currently staging a Verdi Bicentenary—and the beautiful neighbourhood of winding streets known as the Gothic Quarter. It is a perfect base for strollers—and also an architectural jewel. Opened in 1859, it was renovated by the celebrated modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Completely reworked again in 2010, the hotel now combines modern interior design with 19th-century classicism.



Catalan inscriptions are carved into the wall, bidding guests ‘goodnight’, bon voyage’ and so on. Bronze coach lamps and the stunning alabaster fireplace dominate the bar, sculpted in 1901 by the famous artist Eusebi Arnau. Up on the roof terrace there is an outdoor swimming pool, giving panoramic views of the Old Town, and sunbeds to relax on high.

The 82 bedrooms are smart, comfortable and light, decorated in calm shades of taupe, grey and slate, with peace lilies in glass tubes and huge backlit contemporary photographs as headboards. The amenities include a free minibar plus high-tech additions such as iPod docks, flatscreen TVs and Wifi.

The hotel’s restaurant, Fonda España, is in the Modernist dining room originally designed and decorated by Domènech i Montaner—a treat in itself—but the food is excellent: traditional cuisine with a modern edge, prepared under the eye of world renowned Spanish celebrity chef Martín Berasategui.



Exclusive Club offer

Our Members enjoy special rates and VIP upgrades at this central Barcelona hotel, saving Members up to 54% off the rack rate, as well as privileged rates at the restaurant. To launch the partnership we also have a special Blue Ribbon rate for the first Members to book the contemporary Deluxe rooms, which range in size from 21 to 26 square metres.

For full details, to check availability, and to be first to book at these unbeatable Blue Ribbon Club rates, please call Member Services on 020 7399 2960 or follow the link below.

Enquire about availability.

 
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