EL PALAUET LIVING BARCELONA

MY EXPERIENCE

For me, staying at El Palauet Living Barcelona means living as an insider. It offers the exclusivity of a discrete boutique hotel combined with the privacy of a luxury appartment or spacious suite. From the first night you will soon feel at ease and get used to being in the heart and my favourite area of city, within walking distance to everywhere. It is not about exploring Barcelona when you leave the hotel to visit the city highlights, but it is actually about “living Barcelona” already, from the first second when you cross the entrance of El Palauet. Barcelona is actually inside of the hotel too.

AT A GLANCE

Located on Barcelona’s most exclusive boulevard at Passeig de Gràcia 113, this five-story palatial mansion, built in 1906, is an extraordinary example of Modernism. Its architect, Pere Falqués, is also known for his ornate lampposts jutting from ceramic tile benches that are sidewalk landmarks on Passeig de Gràcia. He was a contemporary of Antoni Gaudí, whose acclaimed buildings are nearby, like La Pedrera, only three blocks south. The facade of El Palauet reflects the great prosperity, creative genius, and unbridled imagination of the era.

It is located just north of the intersection of Passeig de Gràcia and a main artery called Avinguda Diagonal, where the boulevard narrows into a charming tree-lined street divided by a parkway with gardens and sculptures.

 ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

21st-century ultra-modern decor and luxuries harmonize with the preserved 1906 modernista (Art Nouveau) artistry of this landmark building. Forty-five original ceilings with ornate molding designs are listed as historic treasures by the Town Hall of Barcelona. Superb carved-wood doors, stained-glass windows, mosaic tiles, wrought iron ornamentation, dramatic staircases and the traditional elevator have all been meticulously restored.

Masterful interior decor features contemporary pieces by an array of award-winning designers: Charles and Ray Eames, Ero Saarinen, Warren Platner, Arne Jacobsen, Mies van der Rohe, Philippe Starck, and Antonio Citterio (“less is more”) whose sleek works are in the permanent collection of MoMA New York.

THE SUITES

Six two-bedroom, two-bath, extremely spacious apartment-style suites (1,615 square feet), can accommodate up to four guests. Similar in layout, the suites feature a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, stellar contemporary furnishings, and state-of-the-art technology throughout.
The Passeig de Gràcia Suites have balconies and face east overlooking the tree-lined boulevard.
On the opposite side of the building, the Tibidabo Suites have a small private terrace and face west overlooking the Monastery of Pompeya and, in the distance, the top of Tibidabo Mountain.
Bathrooms feature spacious closets and shelving, a shower with enormous rainfall showerheads plus hand-held fixture, a futuristic automatic toilet-bidet, and a safe. An additional room has a large bathtub and soothing chromotherapy lighting with alternating colors.
High-technology: touch screens and iPad Minis control mood lighting, temperature and sound system. Smart TVs are found in the suites with additional TVs in each bedroom.
Internet: high-speed, complimentary Wi-Fi in all suites.

AS A PLUS

Guests enjoy utmost privacy at the rooftop private spa and terrace.
Spa facilities include a wooden Finnish sauna, treatment rooms and massage tables, outdoor saltwater Jacuzzi with hydro-massage “beds”, and solarium for sun tanning.
The bar and al-fresco lounge area are ideal for yoga, simply relaxing, or for gatherings.
It also offers a variety of event venues ranging from small meeting rooms to the vast 2,300 square-foot El Tinell. These event spaces are within the same building but located in separate areas from the guest rooms.

FULLY SERVICED LUXURY ACCOMMODATION

A personal assistant is assigned to each suite throughout your stay: multilingual, knowledgeable about Barcelona tourism, museums, shopping, entertainment and dining, they can make all your arrangements.
A culinary expert, he can shop and stock your kitchen, and cook your breakfast (optional) with a wide menu selection including Catalan specialties, and serve it on your dining table.
He can also coordinate a special chef to prepare your lunch or dinner en-suite, as well as recommend restaurants according to your preferences.

 

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GDS: Amadeus ON BCNELP, Sabre ON 70398, Galileo ON 5262, Worldspan ON BCNEL

Address:  Passeig de Gràcia, 113, 08008 Barcelona

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