First Look: Almanac Hotel – Refinement in the Heart of Barcelona
With Soho House just opening their doors to their members’ club Hotel near the marina in Barcelona, and the grand Monument Hotel located on the prestigious Paseo de Gracia street, Barcelona is becoming quite the hot spot for new, upscale, luxury Hotels.
Barcelona’s newest luxury tastemaker comes from Almanac Hotels, with planned landmark properties in Vienna, Prague and Zagreb later on. Located on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, the hotel consists of 92 luxurious accommodations (including suits) and has undergone a complete renovation over the last two years.
In a prime location, the hotel is steps from Paseo de Gracia, where guests can find stylish shopping, fine dining and trendy bars.
Almanac Hotels believes that every trip to one of their Hotels should be a personal journey, a journey that is comprised of four components, which are, scent, taste, light and touch. When all combined, you can expect the unexpected and experience a unforgettable moment that unlocks the essence of what Almanac is all about.
The interior design comes from Jaime Beriestain, an award-winning firm (that incidentally has a concept store and restaurant only some 10 minutes away) and consists of a wealth of textures and different materials that blends grey, beige and gold tones with accents of oak and walnut.
The pool and sun lounge on the roof will remain exclusive to hotel residents and serve as the perfect place to relax and enjoy light bites. The captivating panoramic rooftop bar, interior lounge and terrace, open to all, will serve an inventive cocktail menu to transport your taste buds on a journey around the globe.
Read my review of Almanac Hotel Barcelona.