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06 July

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BARCELONA

 

Housed in the redevelopment of an elegant mid-20th Century building, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is destined to become the city’s most luxurious and exclusive place to stay. Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona has been designed as a stylish 120-room hotel by leading Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola and features contemporary, yet elegant interiors, with exacting attention to detail.

 

 

Each of the hotel’s 120 rooms and suites has been individually furnished and decorated to embrace the best of the destination whilst adding a touch of Oriental flair. The luxurious guest rooms are amongst the largest in the city and include three spacious and exquisitely designed suites.

 

 

The hotel has added 18 suites and 4 rooms since April 2014, with décor by the award- winning Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola who was responsible for the distinctive interior design of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona.

 

 

The luxurious suites enjoy the addition of balconies overlooking Passeig de Gràcia and the famous modernist landmark building from Gaudí, Casa Batlló, or the hotel’s peaceful Mimosa garden. Fusing contemporary design with elements of the Group’s oriental heritage, these over-sized suites offer a splendid blend of comfort, style and luxury, providing a luxurious environment for entertaining, leisure or business, with private butler service available to cater to all guest needs. All rooms and suites are equipped with the latest in sophisticated technology and entertainment facilities that the Group is renowned for.

 

 

The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Penthouse Suite measures an impressive 236 square metres. The suite includes two bedrooms, a living room, two outdoor terraces and an elegant dining room that seats eight, making it the perfect venue for a relaxed and intimate gathering with guests.

 

 

 

The stunning interiors are the work of award-winning Spanish designer, Patricia Urquiola who has combined sumptuous fabrics of leather, velvet and exquisite silks along with elegant woods and a rich palette of green, black and gold to create a sophisticated and vibrant living space. Her eye for detail can be seen throughout the suite from the beautiful Tai Ping silk and wool rugs to the Bassano ceramics and statement pieces of furniture that she has designed exclusively for the hotel working with renowned brands such as B&B, Moroso, Flos and Molteni.

 

 

Luxury is in every detail including the attentive services of your butler, a 24h personalised butler service for guests staying in all our suites – The Penthouse Suite, Mandarin Junior Suite, Barcelona Suite, Premier Terrace Suite, Premier Suite, Terrace Suite, Deluxe Suite and Boulevard Junior Suite.

 

In addition, all guest rooms and suites offer views over the hotel’s lush interior garden orBarcelona’s most stylish Passeig de Gràcia. A number of them even feature balconies or terraces from which to enjoy the city buzz or admire the neighbouring modernist façades.

 

 

Meeting point for Barcelona society as well as visitors in search of authentic cuisine,Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers a selection of superb and imaginative dining options.

 

Carme Ruscalleda, one of the most awarded female chefs in the world and best ambassador of Catalan gastronomy, oversees the culinary operations, which include casual Blancrestaurant, Banker’s Bar and the signature restaurant Moments, which provides neo- traditional Catalan cuisine with two Michelin stars.

 

 

Moments: authentic Catalan cuisine

 

Renowned Chef Carme Ruscalleda, is the director of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’ssignature restaurant Moments, while the kitchen is headed by Ruscalleda’s son, Raül Balam. The restaurant was awarded its second Michelin star during the hotel’s third anniversary.

 

Moments offers neo-traditional Catalan cuisine based on top-quality ingredients, presented in an innovative way. Products from the Maresme area form the basis of the dishes and they steal the show, along with precise presentation and great attention to detail. In a nutshell: brilliant cuisine.

 

Located on the hotel’s mezzanine level and designed by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, Moments can seat 50 people for lunch or dinner. Private dining at the chef’s table for up to 10 guests, behind a sheer curtain, offers an intimate view over the kitchen.

 

In Carme’s own words, Moments stands for “common sense, tradition, authenticity and a return to our roots”.

 

 

BlancCarme Ruscalleda’s delights

 

Located in the heart of the famous Paseo de Gracia, the gastronomic offer at Blanc – by one of the most awarded female chefs in the world, Carme Ruscalleda – is based on local, fresh and seasonal produce.

 

The menu offers seasonal traditional Catalan dishes such as canelons, gazpacho and rices. In keeping with the Mandarin Oriental heritage, Asian-influenced cuisine is offered too. Delicious tapas are also served. Gastronomy at Blanc can be enjoyed all day from a range of menu suggestions, and not forgetting an amazing Sunday Brunch.

 

 

Banker’s Bar: cocktails with a twist

 

Banker’s Bar pays homage to the history of the hotel’s building, which formerly housed oneof the city’s largest banks. Its design incorporates original safes from the bank’s vault as part of the décor, creating an interesting and evocative atmosphere. Delicious tapas by renowned Chef Carme Ruscalleda are also served. At Banker’s Bar, you can enjoy a selection of unique cocktails, including the intriguingBanker’s Martini, created with passion and attention to detail by our team.

 

 

Mimosa: an oasis in the city

 

Mimosa is Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’s very own urban oasis. The lush, green 660- square-metre terrace, located within the hotel’s courtyard, has been jointly designed by Patricia Urquiola and landscape designer Bet Figueras.

 

 

Terrat: sweeping vistas over Barcelona

 

 

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’s Terrat rooftop terrace is on the 9th floor, with 360o panoramic views. It offers guests a wide variety of beverages and a delicious selection of Peruvian delights as well as recipes from international Chef Gastón Acurio. Treats include ceviches, tiraditos and a wide range of cocktails until late night. It’s the perfect choice for enjoying the gentle Barcelona breeze and spectacular views.

 

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers the ultimate escape in the heart of the city. Mandarin Oriental Group has created a well-being experience that goes beyond the classic treatments and massages, offering guests an unrivalled holistic experience to achieve an ideal balance between body, mind and spirit.

 

 

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

 

 

Conceived as a sophisticated urban oasis, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Spa is a luxurious sanctuary located right in the heart of the city. With a conviction that surroundings have aprofound influence on one’s state of mind, celebrated designer Patricia Urquiola hasconceived The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona as an intimate and minimalist space, markedly modern in style with Oriental touches. Urquiola has used a balance of black and white contrasts combined with the warmth of wood with accents in malachite green to create an elegant and serene retreat.

 

A soothing environment for guests to enjoy holistic treatments, the spa features a total of eighttreatment rooms. These include two luxury couples’ spa suites, two oriental suites, completewith individual spa vitality pools and futons for traditional Thai massages, and four luxurious treatment rooms, each with their own aromatherapy experience shower. An expansive 12- metre indoor swimming pool, heat and water areas as well as a fully serviced state-of-the-artfitness centre will further complement the hotel’s lifestyle facilities.

 

"The hotel is based in the very heart of the city. Truly could not be on a better city location, with all the best shops around the hotel, with plenty of sight-seeing opportunities like the Picasso Museum, Gaudi's amazing arhitecture and some incredible restaurants as well. Mandarin Oriental not only offers the best service I ever experienced but also the nicest staff, stylish and beautifully designed rooms and the very best cuisine. Not to forget the SPA however which was truly incredible as well as the rooftop dipping pool with the view of the city unlike anywhere else. Last but not least definitely worth mentioning is two Michelin star restaurant "Moments" which is based in the hotel and offers an incredibly progressive and delicious menu. Read more about "Moments" soon on our website. All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona soon again." - Timotej Letonja

 

 

Visit their website to explore more about the hotel and make your reservations: mandarinoriental.com/barcelona

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