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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
With a location right in the center of the Gothic Quarter ,and steps from Santa Catarina Market and the Cathedral, the new Edition Hotel adds a touch of cool sophistication to the many Marriott properties in Barcelona.
The staff is eager to please and well informed, the bar and restaurant offer both traditional and unique takes on Spanish cuisine. Great craft cocktails on the beautiful rooftop bar top off the experience. The rooms are spacious, dominated by dark woods and a 50” LCD TV. A great choice.
My partner and I went to spend a romantic weekend in Barcelona and we made the best choice by choosing The Barcelona Edition. Their rooms are just amazing and their terrace to die for. All the staff was extremely friendly and helpful at all times.
They also have a cabaret show during the night time and the sala is so unbelievable beautiful. Caring for small details and really near of the famous Cathedral, el Born and Portal de l'angel shopping street. Simply and truthfully amazing.
Another WOW hotel from Edition - great clean lines in the room, functional design and wonderful people throughout..The team's service spirit is marked by friendliness, attentiveness and just being really nice - this makes the hotel a stand-out! The great location just steps of the Cathedral and the Gothic quarter or the hop-on bus is just a really nice benefit.
I’ve stayed at EDITION properties in New York and Miami and really enjoyed those stays. However, The Barcelona EDITION blew me away! The property is modern and chic with a highly attentive staff. Many thanks to the guest relations, housekeeping and concierge staff for exceeding my expectations.
I am already looking at my calendar to plan a future stay.
Everything about the Barcelona Edition is done with a touch of class, from the attentiveness of the front of house staff to the attention to detail in the whole hotel. From the moment we arrived we were made feel so welcome and that continued to the moment we left. The location of the hotel is just superb as there are so many amazing things to see and do within walking distance. As a city centre hotel it’s got everything you need, the rooms are stylish and very comfortable, the lobby and dining area are lovely and the breakfasts we had were delicious. The rooftop bar is fabulous and the bar on the first floor is opulent with a cool vibe. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning to Barcelona and the Edition at some point in the future.