What We Love
- The hotel’s striking mirrored façade, which reflects its gothic surroundings
- Mediterranean Sea views from the 10th-floor rooftop terrace
- The Castilian-style pool table at Punch Room
- Bar Veraz, the onsite tapas joint, is helmed by Chef Sebastian Mazzola (formerly the creative director of the acclaimed Adria group)
What To Know
- The state-of-the-art gym includes a meditation nook
- The gold chairs in the lobby lounge are Dalí replicas
- Guest rooms contain Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speakers
- Room rates include twice-daily housekeeping service
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Sultry metropolitan beauty featuring a supper club and bespoke cocktail bar on the fringe of Barcelona's edgy El Born District
EDITION hotels are often elegant microcosms of the cities they occupy, and their Barcelona outpost—an entrancing combination of Gaudí-inspired grandeur and up-to-the-minute amenities—is no exception. Hotelier Ian Schrager tapped local interiors whiz Lázaro Rosa-Violán to distill each space with the avant-garde spirit of El Born, the city’s indisputable creative hub. That artistic authenticity is especially detectable at Bar Veraz, where a quartet of pieces by local painters and glorious Saint Caterina Market views accompany seasonal tapas. The hotel’s lounge, Cabaret, a sumptuous subterranean spot with velvet curtains, low ceilings, and live DJs, attracts a well-heeled after-hours crowd while the aptly named Roof, an all-day haunt (and one of Barcelona’s only year-round rooftops), is equipped with a saltwater plunge pool and a marble-fronted bar that slings both smoothies and cocktails. In between, 100 rooms are clean-cut retreats with whitened oak, surrealist art by Madrid-based Chema Madoz, and walnut paneling intended to resemble the blinds used in some of Barcelona’s historic quarters. For the most charming Barri Gotic panoramas, spring for one of the four spacious suites—then enjoy the view.
In the Area
Guests are within walking distance of many Barcelona landmarks including the Barcelona Cathedral and the three-tiered, 10,000-stall Santa Caterina Market, which locals prefer to the heavily trafficked Boqueria. The city’s main beaches, Passeig de Gracia and Las Ramblas, are also easily reachable on foot. Other neighborhood highlights include La Colmena, a patisseria that’s been around since 1849; the Tuxedo Social Club, a classic speakeasy tucked behind a library; and Ramon Cuberta, a custom footwear boutique. If you’re looking for a more casual alternative to the hotel’s swanky dining options, duck into Casa Mari I Rufo, a tapas joint nearby.