Hotel Arts Barcelona, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Barcelona, Spain

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Why we choose Hotel Arts Barcelona, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Hotel Arts is a luxurious retreat, cultural hub and fine dining destination rolled into one

  • Michelin-starred Enoteca specializes in seafood and local products
  • Club level guests get access to a Smart electric car and Apartment guests get access to a Mini Cooper Cabrio 4-seater
  • A collection of Spanish contemporary Art is exposed throughout the Hotel

The Hotel Arts Barcelona has been called a symbol of the “new Barcelona,” with 44 stories of blue glass and exposed steel soaring above the seafront. The renowned Ritz-Carlton service, still among the best around, ensures a seamless experience.

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What you need to know about the hotel

This architecturally exciting hotel offers enviable views of Barcelona, thanks to its sky-high architecture

  • The apartments reflect the purest philosophy of service and innovation. Their unique and exclusive location, on the top ten floors of the hotel, means they boast spectacular panoramic views, along with stunning interior decor and the attention of a team of Butlers who provide personalized service for guests.
  • Frank Gehry’s monumental golden fish sculpture—an iconic public artwork—overlooks the hotel’s terraced gardens and adjacent pool
  • Spain is famous for its tapas-style dining, and Arola restaurant offers a tapas twist on traditional Mediterranean cuisine

Part of Barcelona’s recent cultural renaissance, Hotel Arts was built to coincide with the 1992 Olympic Games and has been a favorite ever since. It’s got a unique beachfront location with panoramic views over the city and includes an unapologetically contemporary design with loads of modern art inside and out.

There are 483 guestrooms spread over its 44 floors, so despite the art, it’s definitely not a boutique feel. The good news is that the hotel boasts the largest deluxe guestrooms in the city and spectacular apartment-style suites. Oh, and it’s the only hotel in Barcelona with five restaurants.

Where is it and what's nearby

A thoroughly modern luxury hotel on the Mediterranean with hidden gardens overlooking the sea—what’s not to love?

  • Visit the Sant Josep Market for a journey through the authentic tastes of Spain
  • Unmissable art highlights: the Museu Picasso, the Fundació Joan Miró and MACBA for top contemporary art
  • High-end shopping can be found in the area around Rambla Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia and Avinguda Diagonal

How many major European cities offer a beachfront view? Count Barcelona and its Hotel Arts as one. The hotel overlooks the Mediterranean on the Port Olimpic, next to the marina and Barcelona’s famous beaches, and features 3,000-plus square feet of terraces and gardens. Forget the awesome food and posh spa; one of the best things about this hotel is undoubtedly its views.

The upside/downside, depending in your position, is that it’s a bit of a distance from the historic city center. It’s certainly possible to walk there, but you may prefer to hitch a ride and save your feet for further exploration of Barcelona’s wonderfully avant-garde artistic and cultural tradition. While it has a long, interesting history reflected in some of the architecture and monuments, it’s also a very chic, contemporary city full of great shopping, dining and night life options.

How to enjoy Barcelona

One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Barcelona is unashamedly romantic, artistic and unexpected, shaped by the vivid imaginations of its abstract sons, Miró, Gaudí, Piccaso and Dalí

  • The Picasso Museum is a must. It features much of his early work, including his Blue Period, reflecting on the time he lived here
  • Get tickets to the Nou Camp to see Barça play at home. Currently regarded by many to be the world’s finest soccer team, it is famously owned by its fans
  • For a delightful shopping experience, mooch your way down Passeig de Gràcia where handmade jewelry stores nestle among luxury names

If you do nothing else on your trip to Barcelona, put on your walking shoes, find your way to La Rambla and stroll. This pedestrian street runs straight through the heart of the city, down to the sea. It buzzes with street performers, buskers and artists and is filled with shops, cafes and restaurants. Stop en route to admire the pavement mosaic by Miró, Gaudí’s street lamps in the palm fringed Plaça Reial and the colorful market, the Mercat de la Boqueria.

If Gaudí’s street lamps caught your imagination, wait till you see what else he brought to this city. His Park Güell was designed as a garden city where workers could live. It could have come straight off the set of the Wizard of Oz and features an inviting, winding tiled bench that offers views across the entire city. His (unfinished) Familia Sagrada is a cathedral like no other, with spiking spires reaching to heaven and stunningly detailed facades.

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    When to visit Barcelona

    Visit at the end of September for lovely weather and Barcelona’s annual five day quirky street party, La Merce. It features parades of giants (Gigantes), human towers topped by children (Castellers) and fire runs (Correfocs). Really.

     

  • We say

    The indulgent Six Senses spa is a unique feature for a city hotel.

  • A word from the hotel

    I enjoy getting lost in the Parc de les Heures and the Palace, which offer fantastic views of the city of Barcelona.
    Rivero Delgado, General Manager

  • Awards and accolades

    Enoteca, The Hotel Arts’ fine dining restaurant, headed by Chef Paco Pérez, has two Michelin Stars.

  • A word from the hotel

    Inspired by architect Frank Gehry’s favorite cocktail and named after his wife Berta, the Bertita Margarita is the signature cocktail at Frank’s at Hotel Arts Barcelona. Frank’s is the recently opened hotel bar overlooking its namesake, the iconic Frank Gehry Fish sculpture!
    Enrique Gluckman, Manager of Frank’s

  • A word from the hotel

    One of the best ways to discover Barcelona is to visit the Sant Josep Market, “La Boqueria”, to sample some of the best Spanish hams, cheese, olive oil and fruits—and get there extra early to have breakfast with a café con leche (coffee with steamed hot milk) and tortilla española (potato, egg and onion omelette).
    Roberto Holz, Executive Chef

  • We say

    The views over the city are dramatic.

  • Awards and accolades

    Hotel Arts features in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Platinum Circle—it’s been on the Gold List for five years running.

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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Hotel Arts Barcelona, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily in restaurant for up to 2 in-room guests, in restaurant
  • USD $100 equivalent food & beverage credit to be utilized during stay (includes taxes but excludes alcoholic beverages. Valid in any of our restaurants or in-room Service Mini Bar Products are not included)

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