Sunday, December 25, 2011
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona by Patricia Urquiola
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers avant-garde luxury at the city’s most exclusive address. This exciting hotel pairs the legendary hospitality of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group with the inimitable character that has made Barcelona one of Europe’s foremost travel destinations.
The property is ideally located on Passeig de Gràcia, at the very centre of Barcelona’s commercial and entertainment district. It provides easy access to the city’s finest shopping, dining and cultural venues and is a short walk from many major tourist attractions. From the hotel, guests can stroll amongst the city’s celebrated promenades and architecture and enjoy the attractions of the famous Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter. Barcelona’s many museums, churches and parks are all close at hand and two of the most celebrated buildings by the city’s famous architect, Gaudi, are just a stone’s throw from the hotel.
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is housed in the re-development of an elegant mid-20th Century building. The 98 room hotel offers highly stylized and spectacularly creative interiors by internationally renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. Each of its stylish guest rooms and exquisitely designed suites showcase enduring contemporary design which incorporate subtle reflections of the Group’s oriental heritage. Views are either over Barcelona’s most stylish boulevard, Passeig de Gràcia or the hotel’s landscaped interior garden. A number of guestrooms have a balcony or terrace, from which to admire the surrounding modernist façades. The hotel also provides elegantly designed meeting and banqueting facilities.
The 1,000 sq metre Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers a wide range of holistic rejuvenation and relaxation as well as luxurious water and heat therapies in a tranquil, meditative setting. Incorporating the most comprehensive range of wellness, beauty and massage treatments in Barcelona, the spa features life-enhancing signature programmes created exclusively by Mandarin Oriental.
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers fashionable, stylish dining with culinary flair in a choice of restaurants, Blanc and Moments, and the Banker’s Bar that are destinations in their own right. Guests will be able to take advantage of the temperate Mediterranean climate and enjoy al fresco dining in the hotel’s 660 sq metre spectacular Mimosa Garden or relax by the Terrat rooftop dipping pool with panoramic view over the city’s famous architectural skyline.
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona‘s ideal location makes it the perfect place from which to explore this fascinating city, as well as offering an intimate and exclusive retreat to return to.