The ten best hotel lobbies in Barcelona
The beauty of a luxury hotel not only resides in comfortable and spacious rooms or suites, dream views or excellent service accompanied by the best activities. If there is something that you see as soon as you enter a hotel, it is its reception.
The lobbies are not places of mere transit, far from this. It are spaces where the guest can identify the hotel philosophy and where he receives his first impressions. In addition, it are ideal spaces to locate your next audiovisual project. Therefore, the best hotels in the world focus their efforts on offering, at the sight of everyone just entering through the door, an attractive decoration, according to the style of the chain or inspired by the city where it is. In this article we are going to show you ten impressive hotel lobbies for all tastes in Barcelona.
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
Located in the Passeig de Gràcia, the Mandarin Oriental hotel is one of the most valued hotels in the city. With impressive views of its gardens or Gaudi’s emblematic and modernist Casa Batlló, it offers a wonderful mix of style and five-star luxury, ideal to locate your next audiovisual project. With its fusion of modern design and timeless style, it is a truly exclusive hotel. With simplicity as a hallmark, the lobby of this luxurious hotel in Barcelona has a modern decor that invites the guest to enjoy a zone designed, in principle, for transit or waiting.
Hotel Arts Barcelona
This is one of the most emblematic and well-known hotels in the city because it is located in one of the tallest towers that make up the unmistakable skyline of Barcelona. From the inside or using its silhouette in perspective it is a good option for your audiovisual production or photographic shooting. Located in a privileged enclave, facing the Mediterranean Sea, the Hotel Arts Barcelona is an icon among the luxury hotels of the city. With design, style and sophistication, in short, the perfect environment to enjoy an exciting and inspiring city. The lobby, in a sober, elegant design with a modern touch, has a great reception and plenty of spaces to sit and chat, read or hang out.
Husa Oriente Barcelona
This hotel is located on the Paseo de Las Ramblas, the most emblematic place of the city, a fantastic location at the gates of the Gothic Quarter and other points of tourist interest. The hotel occupies a beautiful building of the XIXth century. Originally it was an old convent of the seventeenth century that has been completely renovated to turn it into an impeccable and pleasant hotel that maintains much of its original charm and decoration. In this case, we will highlight the living room, located in the old cloister of the 17th century with an all-glass ceiling, with a relaxed and bright atmosphere. An ideal place for your most original photographic shooting.
Monument Hotel Barcelona
A modern and luxurious hotel located in the emblematic Paseo de Gracia, in front of the famous building of La Pedrera and a few meters from Gaudi’s Casa Batlló. The hotel is located in an imposing Neo-Gothic palace, the Casa Enric Batlló, built between 1895 and 1896 by the architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas by order of the industrialist Enric Batlló. The facade of the building, one of the most artistic and greater aesthetic parts of Paseo de Gracia, surprises with its brilliant polychromy, the result of the combination of different materials such as exposed brick, stone, ceramics and wrought iron. The combination of design spaces and modernist elements, the emphasis on light and the combination of fine materials and textures make the Monument Hotel a timeless luxury hotel with its own personality that is already distinguished in its lobby. A location in the heart of the city where highlight luxury and sophistication reign. Perfect for your next audiovisual project?
Hotel Palace Barcelona
Located in the center of Barcelona, very close to the Ramblas in one of the most prestigious commercial areas of Barcelona, this classic hotel is the completely renovated symbol of the hotel tradition in Barcelona. An option for an audiovisual production or more classic and bourgeois photographic shooting. Its hallmarks are the classic style and the bourgeois glamour that you can distinguish in its lobby, restored with meticulousness to keep track of its origin. It is a symbol of the rebirth of the taste for elegance in the purest classic style.
Mercer Hotel Barcelona
At the Mercer chain of hotels they are committed to the conservation and highlighting of the heritage and culture of the buildings of all its hotels. The integration of the old and the new is one of its hallmarks. At the Mercer Hotel Barcelona, where historical value is combined with contemporary design, guests will enjoy a sober and refined atmosphere in the center of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. The Mercer Hotel Barcelona is a luxury hotel with unpretentious elegance. Behind the impressive hall, you will find the Patio de los Naranjos, a glass-enclosed patio that filters natural light. A space with its own light for your audiovisual project.
Hotel Majestic Barcelona
Since 1918 a symbol of 5 star hotel excellence. Located on Paseo de Gracia, elegant and with tradition. It is known in artistic circles as the Art Hotel, the result of the interest of the property for the art world for years and, especially, by the prestigious New Art exhibition that hosted this establishment in the years 1996 and 1997. The hotel still exhibits throughout its facilities an excellent collection in which significant artists from the historical avant-garde stand out, such as Tàpies, Saura, Chillida, Guinovart, Cobo, Casamada or Gerardo Rueda. Altogether, an extensive collection that integrates works of different currents and styles, inviting to be discovered by the visitor in every corner of the hotel. You may realise your most artistic photo shootings here.
Hotel W Barcelona
The W Barcelona was designed by Ricardo Bofill. It is located on the beachfront, next to the famous promenade of Barceloneta. With 99 m. of height and its sail shape, it has panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the city of Barcelona. This symbol of ads and movies shot in the city, can also be the location of your next audiovisual project. A spacious lobby with a minimalist design welcomes guests and viewers who come to meet one of the new members of the skyline of the city of Barcelona. From the same hall you access the bar with an infinity pool that will allow you to take excellent snapshots in your next photographic shooting, with the city or the sea in the background.
Gran Hotel La Florida Barcelona
A charming hotel with the best views of the city of Barcelona, in a privileged environment. Since 1924, the Gran Hotel La Florida is an emblematic building full of style. From 1950, after being occupied during the Civil War, it became the favourite place of Barcelona’s high society, until 1979, when it closed its doors. In 2001 a meticulous renovation was carried out in which wrought iron and antique upholstery are combined with stainless steel and glass. As you can see, one of the main objectives of the renovation was to recover the original decorative and structural elements and to unite the traditional architecture with a current design. The Gran Hotel La Florida has once again become a true icon of the Barcelona hotel industry and is one of the most prestigious boutique hotels in Spain, which can be an ideal location for your next audiovisual production.
Casa Fuster Barcelona
Built in 1908 and completely restored in 2004, it was born from the rehabilitation of the emblematic modernist building known as « Casa Fuster », a work of the famous Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The Center chain of hotels acquired the building in 2000 and refurbished it respecting the originality of the building to the maximum and, at the same time, enhancing the uniqueness and spectacularity of this fantastic architectural piece. The hotel opened its doors in 2004. The Casa Fuster not only culminates the work of Domènech i Montaner, but it is the building that, with the utmost dignity, crowns and closes the Eixample district, and is also representative of the most prosperous and most splendid period of Barcelona’s history. A design location for the audiovisual project you have in mind.
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