Mandarin Oriental plans for Barcelona

Mandarin Oriental is to manage a new hotel currently under development in Barcelona.
The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona will be a stylish, 144-room hotel, ideally located on Paseo de Gracia, one of Barcelona’s most prestigious addresses, at the very centre of the city’s commercial and entertainment district. The property 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 will be able to 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 buildings designed by the city’s most famous architect, Gaudi, are just a stone’s throw from the hotel.

The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona will be housed in the re-development of an elegant mid-20th Century building, which will also incorporate luxury retail at street level. Opening in late 2007, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona will feature luxurious guestrooms which will be amongst the largest in the city and will include 52 spacious and exquisitely designed suites. All guestrooms will offer Mandarin Oriental’s renowned customer-centric technology, providing guests with highly sophisticated in-room entertainment systems.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona will offer holistic rejuvenation and relaxation in a tranquil, meditative setting. Incorporating some of the most comprehensive ranges of wellness, beauty and massage treatments in Barcelona, the spa will feature life-enhancing signature programmes created exclusively by Mandarin Oriental. As with all Mandarin Oriental spas, the space will include private treatment rooms as well as significant water and heat therapies. A rooftop pool will further add to the hotel’s leisure facilities, and will provide a panoramic view over the city’s famous architectural skyline.

The hotel will feature a variety of restaurants and bars offering an eclectic choice of contemporary cuisine and cocktails in elegant and chic surroundings. Taking advantage of the temperate Mediterranean climate, alfresco dining will be enjoyed at a spectacular 1,400 sq metre outdoor terrace.

The hotel is being developed by the Reig Capital Group, a private Andorran investment company with projects in the tourism sector. Internationally renowned interior design firm Yabu Pushelburg has been appointed on the project.