Hotel Arts Barcelona: A Microcosm of Spain’s Cosmopolitan Second City

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Barcelona is one of Europe’s most prized cultural hubs, renowned for its contemporary architecture, culinary delights, sunny Mediterranean ambiance, and sophisticated party scene. Soaring above the beachfront district of Barceloneta, Hotel Arts Barcelona is a microcosm of the city.
The towering Pompidou-esque structure is an icon of Barcelona. One of the city’s most fashionable hotels, it offers six restaurants including the Michelin two-starred Enoteca, a lavish outdoor area with gardens and pools, and a sumptuous spa floating high on the 43rd floor. Original artworks and huge floral displays offer the finishing touches, while Frank Gehry’s glittering golden fish sculpture presides over the outside space.
Modern, creative, and luxurious, the Hotel Arts offers a unique stay in Barcelona.
Iconic Design
While Barcelona’s architecture dates back to Roman times and weaves through the medieval period like the winding roads of the Gothic Quarter, the city is synonymous with Antoni Gaudí and Catalan Modernism. Built for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Hotel Arts epitomises the city’s modern side like wall murals etc..
Towering 44 storeys over the Olympic Port, the shimmering glass-and-steel design hotel is one of the tallest structures in the city, offering unparalleled views over the beachfront and urban sprawl. Inside, the light-filled rooms have an understated elegance with clean lines, a neutral colour scheme and state-of-the-art technology including Bang & Olufsen AV systems.
Club rooms offer a more personalised service, while the duplex penthouses – some with spacious outdoor terrace and private gym – offer butler service and use of a Mini Cooper for a few hours each day.
Rich Culinary Heritage
Few cities in the world can rival Barcelona for its culinary scene. From traditional tapas to Galician seafood, authentic Catalan cuisine to Michelin-starred restaurants, it’s a foodie’s paradise. But you don’t need to go far to experience the best of Barcelona’s gastronomy, thanks to the hotel’s superb restaurants.
Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast buffet at Lokal or made-to-order breakfast at Bites, the new, healthy, all-day diner that also serves mouth-watering sweet treats courtesy of a French pastry chef.
The poolside Marina Restaurant serves coastal cuisine from the Mediterranean and around the world, while Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola offers tapas with a creative twist at Arola. The pièce de résistance is undoubtedly Enoteca Paco Pérez. Offering a seasonal menu inspired by the Mediterranean and complemented by a 700-strong wine list, this Michelin two-starred restaurant is one of the finest in the city.
Where City Meets Sea
Barcelona’s sun-drenched beaches are just a few steps from the hotel, so you can make the most of the Iberian sunshine. However Hotel Arts Barcelona has a nature-inspired outdoor space that can make it difficult to leave the property.
Verdant green landscaped gardens sit against the backdrop of the sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea – there are plenty of places here to seek out your own private hideaway and fall into your book or sip a cocktail with a view.
The hotel’s large pool sits beneath El Peix, Frank Gehry’s magnificent fish, while a separate children’s pool in the gardens keeps kids amused. If you prefer a child-free environment, Hotel Arts has a new adults-only infinity pool set beside a sophisticated lounge so you can relax in peace.
The City That Never Sleeps
Barcelona’s nightlife is legendary and a short cab ride will whisk you to the heart of the action in a few minutes. Alternatively, toast the sunset from the infinity pool lounge with a glass of champagne before listening to live music, or venture to the stylish P41 Bar & Coctelarium to sample cocktails from around the world courtesy of the hotel’s award-winning mixologist.
Should Barcelona nights leave you feeling delicate – or you simply wish for a little pampering – head up to 43 The Spa. An oasis of tranquillity with dazzling views, you can relax on the outdoor terrace, revitalise in the wet zone, or treat yourself to a sensuous treatment – we recommend the signature Diamond Journey for the ultimate in luxury pampering.
To find out more about staying at Hotel Arts Barcelona with Infinity&Beyond Travel or to discuss your luxury holiday to Barcelona, contact a member of our knowledgeable team today.