This architect-designed 5-star seafront hotel stands out as a landmark on the Barceloneta promenade. Built to coincide with the 1992 Olympics, its 44 storeys of blue glass and exposed steel soar high above the seafront overlooking the Mediterranean on Port Olimpic. It’s convenient location means it’s only a short stroll away from the city’s historical centre, and just 20 minutes by car from Barcelona airport. The area is also home to a hive of characterful bars, cafes and local seafood restaurants.
A soft interior contrasts with the hotel’s imposing exterior. Each of its 483 luxury rooms, suites and apartments has a soothing fresh white decor, with furniture to match. They are also equipped with everything you could need for a restful, relaxing stay, including luxurious bedding, generously sized bathrooms, Bang and Olufsen entertainment systems, as well as spectacular views of the city and the sea.
There’s lots to explore a short walk from the hotel, including the buzzing Baceloneta promenade with its lively cafe and bar scene, the Port Olimpic, as well as the beach. No visit to the city would be complete without a visit to Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia masterpiece, and Casa Batlló and Casa Mila. Head to Las Ramblas or the Passeig de Grácia for shopping, before you discover one of the many museums or galleries. You’ll be easily entertained for an entire long weekend. Back at base, relax in the hotel gardens which bask in the shade of Frank Gehry’s golden fish sculpture, dip in the hot tub or pool, or stretch out on a lounger.
There are six options to choose from at the Hotel Arts, Barcelona. For example, Frank’s, with low lighting and stylish décor, is the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail or a glass of champagne. Try imaginative tapas at the informal Arola restaurant, or a buffet breakfast at Cafe Veranda, to name a few.