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Beginning in Q2 of 2017, a new generation of Hotel Arts Barcelona guests will benefit from the five star hotel’s demonstrable spirit of innovation, thanks to their newly minted, diverse accommodation offerings, The Penthouses at Hotel Arts Barcelona.
Formerly serviced apartments, the “Penthouses” will provide a fresh concept, well-suited to a new generation of guests who prescribe to the concept of short stays in foreign cities, as opposed to lengthy residencies. This new trend was predicted by Europe’s largest online travel company heading into 2017. Hotel Arts, the first in Ritz Carlton’s luxury European portfolio, through constant innovation and foresight, was already preparing to meet guests’ demand for ultimate exclusivity on abbreviated visits.
There are 24 traditional one, two and three-bedroom duplex penthouses. Additionally, there are four specialized penthouses: Arts, Barcelona, Royal and Presidential. The variety of Penthouses will cater to a diverse set of incoming guests.
Considered the premier host to business travelers, Hotel Arts Barcelona was recently awarded best meetings hotel in Europe, among other accolades. As such, a Fortune 500 business traveler might appreciate a one-bedroom penthouse while in the city for a meeting, whereas the two or three bedroom would be well suited to that same business traveler and their family.
Alternately, a named penthouse is ideal for leisure travelers looking to splurge on a heightened whirlwind experience, from newlyweds, to celebrities, diplomats and more. Private outdoor terraces, gyms within the penthouse, personal trainers and chefs on call, and more services, make these Penthouses the ultimate extravagance.
The Penthouses represent the purest philosophy of service and innovation. Unique to these accommodations are the exclusive location on the top ten floors of the hotel and the attention of a team of international, multilingual Butlers who provide personalized service. Locally born, internationally recognized artist Jaime Tresserra has recently refinished furniture from an exclusive collection, the results of which are now featured in all Penthouses.
Additional enhancements to amenities include: interactive smart televisions with Netflix access, new Bvlgari bath amenities, top-of the line fridges and more. All Penthouses include a spacious living room, dining area, kitchen, large marble bathroom, the latest technological advances and amenities.
Guests of the Penthouses will additionally benefit from a new partnership with La Roca Village. The massive shopping complex will provide visitors with the ultimate perspective on the high-end shopping lifestyle in Barcelona. The new "Luxury Shopping Experience" through Hotel Arts Barcelona will offer guests private transfer and premium access to shop over 100 internationally recognized brands. Penthouse guests will also be offered complimentary use of La Roca Village Lounge with beverages inclusive, Hands Free Service, a VIP Card and an Arab speaking concierge service, all subject to advance request and availability.
About Hotel Arts Barcelona:Hotel Arts Barcelona boasts stunning panoramic views from its unique location on the waterfront, in the heart of the city’s bustling Villa Olimpica neighborhood. Designed by renowned architect Bruce Graham, Hotel Arts features 44 floors of exposed glass and steel, making it a prominent feature of Barcelona’s skyline. The waterfront hotel’s 455 rooms and 28 exclusive The Penthouses feature sleek, modern design complemented by an impressive 20th century collection of works by contemporary Catalan and Spanish artists. Hotel Arts is one of the premier culinary destinations in Barcelona with 2 Michelin-starred Enoteca helmed by the illustrious, 5 Michelin-starred chef Paco Perez and Arola restaurant with a creative menu of reinvented tapas by Spanish celebrity chef Sergi Arola. Guests seeking a serene escape may enjoy signature treatments by renowned Spanish skin-care brand Natura Bisse overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at 43 The Spa. Recognized as one of the top business hotels in Spain, Hotel Arts provides over 3,000 square-feet of function space overlooking the Mediterranean in Arts 41, for board meetings and conferences as well as social events, weddings and celebrations. The hotel offers an additional 24,000 square-feet of function space, with the main meeting space located on the lower ground and second floors.
Mothers will be delighted with a memorable two-night stay in the cultural and energetic Catalan capital, at the iconic Hotel Arts Barcelona. Whilst staying within a luxurious two bedroom penthouse, complete with unforgettable views of the cityscape and the azure of the Mediterranean, the luxury hotel will ensure the families can utterly spoil their mothers with a bouquet of designer flowers and within the hotel’s gourmet tapas restaurant Arola; topping off the experience off with blissful treatments at 43 The Spa.
Gourmet delights to be savoured by all ages, the Mother’s Day experience allows families to discover an ingenious reinterpretation of Mediterranean cuisine at Arola. Serving a creative range of signature tapas from one of Spain’s most outstanding cooks Sergi Arola; the restaurant fuses local traditions and recipes of the Mediterranean with contemporary creative cuisine.
Exceeding expectations for the ultimate wellbeing experience is the hotel’s 43 The Spa. An oasis with awe-inspiring views up on the 43rd floor, mothers can choose from an extensive list of treatments including relaxing massages or personalised facials from the enviably located spa before getting lost with an afternoon in the city. Discover first class shopping at the La Roca Village or the city’s art and cultural treasures including the work of visionary architect Antoni Gaudi and the famous La Sagrada Familia Basilica.
Rounding off an experience to top all others, families will be able to create for their mother a dazzling bouquet designed and arranged by world-renowned talent and in-house florist, Donna Stain; complete with instructions how to recreate the arrangement back home.
Desirably located in one of Europe’s most dynamic cities, Hotel Arts Barcelona rises high above the Mediterranean seafront. At true sanctuary for an unforgettable Mother’s Day, the iconic hotel is renowned for its 24-hour personalised service, stunning 43rd-story spa and innovative dining with five onsite restaurants. The seafront hotel is surrounded by lush terraces and lively promenades, centrally situated in Barcelona’s cultural hub.
A two-night Mother’s Day package at Hotel Arts Barcelona costs from €4,000 between the week of 20th – 26th March 2017. This exclusive experience includes accommodation within a two bedroom penthouse, Donna Stain flower arrangement with instructions to take home, dinner or lunch Arola restaurant, breakfast each morning at Café Veranda and spa treatment for mum at 43 The Spa.
Either individually or in group, occasionally or with a monthly pass, to join the “Afterwork Fits” means to enjoy multiple benefits. Among them, free access to the Hotel’s Spa facilities, 43 floors above the Mediterranean.
An appealing proposal that will set the running experience on another level, with the best compensation after a hard work out.
The urban running is progressively becoming more popular and the seafront by the Hotel Arts is a witness. It takes part of a very commonly chosen route for local runners and for Barcelona occasional visitors. From sunrise to sunset, many unconditional members of this tribe go running and exercise by the sea.
The new “Afterwork Fits” experience from the Hotel Arts will become the motivating solution for those who have the desire to get into the running world without giving up on comfort. Likewise, this activity will seduce the running experts thanks to the multiple advantages, as well as the overpowering incentive to receive a five star experience.
Monday to Thursday, from 9am until 10pm, runners will be able to enjoy free access to some of the 43 The Spa facilities, among them the locker room, the Jacuzzi, the water zone and the sauna, in order to recover from the work out. This urban oasis of welfare, within the best location in Barcelona, is the best place to relax and disconnect, while contemplating the panoramic view of the sea and the city.
The beneficiary of the “Afterwork Fits” plan can get hold of more advantages, for instance special prices in the massages and Natura Bissé treatments in the 43 The Spa and unique deductions within the different Hotel Arts’s restaurants.
This proposal targets both hotel guests, who are in city for a couple of days –either in vacation or in a business trip- and don’t want to miss their workout routine, and for Barcelona residents who love sports and are willing to carry their running experience to the next level.
The “Afterwork Fits” will launch on Thursday, 6th of April, with a special private session for runners from the city together with an influencer within the running world.
Enjoying the individual “Afterwork Fits” plan for only one day has a cost of 45€. The monthly pass will cost 200€. In addition, to complete the program, Hotel Arts will provide an additional service of a personal trainer and access to the gym for 90€ (1 hour).
From April 6th, and every last Thursday of each month, an “Afterwork Fits” event will be opened to the public (for groups up to 15 people) which are going to be carried by a personal trainer from the well experienced Brisport team. Each participant will have to send an email to email@example.com to enroll and book a position in advance.
The Hotel Arts “Afterwork Fit” plan includes:
Access to lockers room and showers facilities at 43 The Spa
Access to the water and relax zone of 43 The Spa
Special prices on massages and Natura Bissé treatments at the 43 The Spa
Deductions at the Hotel Arts Restaurants
Free parking space while the exercise and Spa session lasts.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day over the skyline at Hotel Art’s Barcelona with an ultimate penthouse experience. Floating high above the vibrant and inspiring cultural highlights of the city and the azure of the Mediterranean, couples can look forward to a package that allows them to discover the best Barcelona has to offer in complete luxury.
Within the iconic Hotel Arts Barcelona the experience includes the opulence of a two-Michelin star dinner and cocktail master class, fresh oysters, chocolate dipped strawberries, flutes of Cava and a bouquet of flowers tailored from the in-house celebrity florist topped with romantic turn down services and leisurely breakfasts in bed.
Outside the hotel, tour the famous city in a private chauffeured Mercedes Benz complete with an English-speaking guide. Sip on divine cocktails whilst being serenaded by a guitar trio at Palau de la Música Catalana, soar over the city with a sunset helicopter tour and revel in a shopping extravaganza at La Roca Village.
A bespoke package designed exclusively for couples to enjoy five nights in a capacious penthouse, experience the ultimate in refined luxury, individual care, impeccable service and gourmet delights with a signature menu in the hotel’s two-Michelin star restaurant, Enoteca. Overseen by renowned Catalan chef Paco Pérez, experience a celebration of the senses with the heart and soul of contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. The menu elegantly showcases the impeccable ingredients of the Mediterranean with flawless presentation and pairings from the restaurant’s premium selection
of vintage labels. An evening of the senses then proceeds onto Franks’ Bar for live music and romantic themed cocktails.
In an oasis of calm and spiritual wellbeing, his and hers treatments are also included at 43 The Spa, desirably located on the 43rd floor of the hotel. Boasting panoramic views of the city and the Mediterranean beyond, unwind alongside your loved one with an awe-inspiring setting to be forever remembered with treatments that incorporate the finest local products by prestigious Spanish brand, Natura Bissé.
Offering the pinnacle of luxury and the perfect setting for couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day this February, this romantic package also includes a special memento to take home from the hotel’s world-renowned in-house florist and talent, Donna Stain, with instructions to recreate the floral arrangement back at home.
Couples can experience the five-night Valentine’s Day package at Hotels Arts Barcelona from €10,000 (approx. £8,500) per couple for the week of 14th – 19th February 2017. This exclusive experience includes accommodation in a penthouse with breakfast, dinner with wine pairing at Enoteca, cocktails at Frank’s Bar, cocktails workshop with Diego Baud, dinner at Arola, shopping experience at La Roca Village, city tour with English speaking guide and transportation in Mercedes Benz, guitar trio & dance in Palau de la Música Catalana, sunset helicopter tour, a romantic flower arrangement, a spa treatment and one night to enjoy oysters, Cava and chocolate dipped strawberries.
About Hotel Arts Barcelona
Renowned for its 24-hour personalised service, stunning 43rd-story spa and innovative dining with five onsite restaurants (including two-Michelin star Enoteca), this waterfront hotel is a unique retreat revealing distinctive features for the ultimate escape. With 483 sea or city view rooms, including 56 executive suites, one Arts suite, one Mediterranean Suite, 28 duplex Penthouses, including The Royal Penthouse and The Presidential Penthouse; each room captures the essence of the city, bridging the gap between the desires for exploration and relaxation.
In response to a growing interest in Catalan sparkling wine, Hotel Arts Barcelona will introduce an exclusive Cava Circuit through the Penedès Region. Taking advantage of the harvest season, the experience organized by the hotel, in collaboration with the company Cava Emotions, will introduce guests to multiple wineries, giving them the opportunity to create their own cava, and experience the harvest process from start to finish.
The experience begins with an exclusive tour of the renowned vineyards of Mas Comtal, known for their organic viticulture. Their cava and wines are offered in prestigious restaurants such as El Celler de Can Roca and two Michelin starred Enoteca Restaurant at Hotel Arts.
After touring the vineyards, guests may participate in the collection and pressing of grapes, to learn the ancient technique. Following the instructions of a guide, participants will trim and prune the vines, then harvest grapes. From there, they’ll fill a vat with the collected fruits, pressing them to extract the "must", a mixture of squished skins, seeds, and pulp. The must will then be fermented, resulting in sparkling wine. Thus, guests will have experienced the creation of cava from start to finish.
To make the experience unforgettable, once the cava they've harvested and pressed has aged, each guest will receive six bottles with a custom label, which may include the signature of the winemaker + oenologist, for a lifetime keepsake. This will be followed by a winery visit, for an exclusive tasting of a selection of cavas from the vineyard where they harvested earlier in the day. Appetizers with a Hotel Arts sommelier will accompany the tasting.
Additional stops on the circuit will include: Cava Guilera which is leading the way in Enotourism initiatives, Finca Ca N’Estella with it's historical wine presses and "Masia" (country house) from 1789, and Llopart Cava vineyards, an estate passed down through the generations from 1385. Llopart Cava offers "Original Gran Reserva 1887" to package participants from Hotel Arts Barcelona, from their first cava vintage ever produced.
As the external tour concludes, the region's history having seeped into both the heart and bloodstreams of the visitors, a return to 2 Michelin starred Enoteca restaurant will reveal a special seafood menu by 5 Michelin starred chef Paco Pérez, paired with cava selections from the vineyards visited.
The cellar at Enoteca restaurant contains approximately 500 wines and cavas. Thanks to the newly introduced, high-tech Coravin system, tasting the most expensive or aged bottles is possible for guests with a taste for luxury. The system pierces the cork with a fine needle, without opening or spoiling the whole bottle for a sip, then the cork expands and seals the small incision.
The special harvest package offers guests the following amenities-
Vintage Harvest experience at Mas Comtal with Cava Emotions
Hotel Arts Sommelier tasting
Pack of personalized bottles
Overnight stay at the hotel
Dinner at Enoteca with wine from Penedes
Special Welcome Pack "vintage" in the room (+ wine-infused pastry.)
The cost of this exclusive experience is from approximately $1,700 USD per person and will be offered from September-October 2016.
Hotel Arts Barcelona is delighted to announce the relaunch of Marina. One of Barcelona’s most beloved summer hot-spots, the informal restaurant is situated within the hotel’s spectacular gardens and is famed for its panoramic views of The Mediterranean and buzzing beach-side atmosphere. Kicking off the summer season in style Marina will reopen with a creative new menu inspired by international coastlines.
Executive Chef Antonio Saez has carefully created fresh, fun and straight-from-the-sea dishes inspired by coastlines around the world. Marina’s menu travels from Mexico, with Lobster Tacos topped with mango, lime and coriander, to Peru where salmon, tamarind and tuna ceviche offer guests a fresh and exciting way to enjoy Barcelona’s excellent supply of the freshest fish. From South America, Marina’s inspiration jumps across continents to the Mediterranean, with grilled octopus and pan-fried clams served up in ‘Boxes & Buckets’ that are perfect for sharing. Finally, its influence draws from Asia, where woks of succulent beef tenderloin meet stir-fried shitake mushrooms, and wakame salad is topped with trout caviar and delicious Blue Fin tuna.
Adding a splash of glamour, the signature Mixed Grill of calamari, scallops, razor clams, lobster and cockles and Cold Platter dish of oysters, king crab, shrimps and mussels are served up with Champagne Laurent Perrier and are the ideal choice for those looking to indulge. For something sweet, ice-creams are by the famously glamorous Rocambolesc Gelateria, Spain’s most fantastical ice cream parlour and brain child of the youngest of three Roca brothers (founders of one of the world’s best restaurants, El Cellar de Can Roca).
Marina will open daily from 10am until 6pm during May and June. In July and August it will also be open for dinner. Bookings can be made via +34 93 221 10 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To celebrate Barcelona’s recent appointment as a UNESCO City of Literature, Hotel Arts Barcelona will launch a new Literature Lovers Package on the city’s most romantic day of the year, Sant Jordi in April – a day when Catalan traditions see men give roses and women give books.
Literature Lovers at Hotel Arts Barcelona
To celebrate this accolade, Hotel Arts Barcelona is putting together a special Literature Lovers Package – running from April 23rd until 23rd August 2016. Offering guests candlelit canapés and champagne between stacks of Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and other iconic authors at the hotel’s Seasonal Club Lounge Library, there will also be cocktails inspired by literature at hotel’s buzzing Frank’s Bar.
Sant Jordi: The romantic tradition of book giving
The catalan incarnation of St George, Sant Jordi has been the region’s patron saint since the 1600s, and continues to hold a particular affiliation with the conventions of courtly love. The 23rd April sees Barcelona’s colorful squares and streets filled with artisanal book vendors, poetry readings and flower stalls selling roses so that men may give women roses, and women may give men books, as is tradition on this day. On Sant Jordi itself, guests at the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant Arola will receive complimentary roses and books with their dinner.
Literature Lovers Package on Sant Jordi Day, 23rd April set to run until August. The package costs from €835 for two people and includes access to the new 'Club Lounge Library’ with complimentary canapes and champagne, two nights accommodation, and cocktails at Franks Bar for two. On Sant Jordi Day itself, guests visiting Arola will receive a flower and a book as per the traditional Catalan celebrations.
About Hotel Arts Barcelona:Hotel Arts Barcelona has stunning panoramic views from its striking waterfront location. Designed by renowned architect Bruce Graham, Hotel Arts features 44 floors of exposed glass and steel. The 455 rooms and 28 exclusive duplex Apartments feature sleek, modern design complemented by an impressive 20th century collection of works by contemporary Catalan and Spanish artists. Featuring two Michelin-starred chefs Hotel Arts is one of the premier culinary destinations in Barcelona with Enoteca and Arola restaurants. It also houses the impressive 43 The Spa and is recognised as one of the top business hotels in Spain.
Hotel Arts Barcelona will open a temporary restaurant, Gastro 7, from February 22nd to 25th, 2016, at the Mobile World Congress. Internationally known for his culinary creations, Michelin award-winning chef Antonio Saez will be one of a select group serving Catalan cuisine at the largest mobile networking conference in the world, held at Fira Gran Via center.
Gastro 7 by Arts Catering will feature gourmet creations by Michelin starred, Spanish chef Antonio Saez, who honed his culinary skills under three Michelin starred chef Martin Berasategui. In addition, he trained at and contributed to the awarding of Michelin stars to restaurants in San Sebastian and Abu Dhabi, before being appointed the Executive Chef at Hotel Arts in 2014.
Attendees of the conference can enjoy refined cuisine at Gastro 7 throughout the day, beginning with breakfast. From 11am onwards, tapa entrees will be served, featuring traditional Catalan ingredients like Iberian ham and manchego cheese. Technically impressive main entrees include a roasted eggplant with a black truffle emulsion, amongst others. Desserts and a wide selection of red and white wines, along with premium liquors will also be available.
The annual conference is the largest venue for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities, and deal making. In addition, Keynote speakers Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel Corporation, amongst dozens of others will be present. The exhibition will host more than 2,000 companies displaying cutting-edge products and technologies that define the future of mobile. Over 93,000 mobile professionals from 200 countries will be present. The conference will take place at Fira Gran Via, a cutting-edge exhibition and conference facility in the heart of Barcelona.
Hotel Arts Barcelona is known for Michelin starred cuisine and is one of the premier culinary destinations in Barcelona. The hotel features six restaurants and bars that display exceptional Catalan cuisine. The two-Michelin starred restaurant, Enoteca is known for contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, while the Arola restaurant is known for exquisite tapas and creative cocktails. The Hotel has catered to large events and internationally known celebrities and sports teams, like FC Barcelona.
Hotel Arts Barcelona is spearheading 2016's must-holistic wellness experiences for travelers, with the launch of two new detox packages. Both the Skin Detox & Total Detox experiences are aligned with 43 The Spa’s focus on Mediterranean treatments oriented to luxury guests in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.
The Skin Detox treatment merges a facial with the benefits of a citrus body scrub, reminiscent of Barcelona's Mediterranean locale, resulting in a skin purifying effect. A beneficial detox tea enhances the effect, as guests overlook stunning panoramic views from the outdoor relaxation terrace of the highest spa in Barcelona in the city's tallest building.
The Total Detox experience has been developed with Natura Bissé, a Barcelona–born, scientific skin care provider, it reflects the product origins and is an exercise in innovation. The treatment ensures skin is cleansed and rejuvenated, similar to the natural effects of Mediterranean Sea air, which blows on the relaxation terrace off the spa.
On the technical side of the treatment, an oxygenating textured mousse body mask and body chemical scrub are used, followed by a manual lymphatic drainage. Guests are then welcomed to indulge in a “detox lunch” featuring fruits, juice blends and a salad of locally sourced and garden grown ingredients, for three hours 10 minutes of unadulterated, healthful bliss.
The new detox concepts are aligned with the Barcelona for Wellness Lovers experience launched in December, 2015 and valid through March 19, 2016. Breakfast for two at Café Veranda, complimentary wet zone access and a 10% discount on all spa treatments and late checkout to accompany a Deluxe Room, Club or Executive suite stay are all included.
As one of Europe's premier spas, 43 The Spa rests on Hotel Arts Barcelona's 43rd floor, and overlooks views of the Mediterranean Sea. It is comprised of eight treatment rooms, featuring natural light and chromo therapy, plus a wet zone and sauna, complimented by the afore mentioned, outdoor terrace. The Spa enjoys partnership with prestigious luxury Spanish skincare brand Natura Bissé - a beautician favorite.
Hotel Arts Barcelona draws on its relaxed Mediterranean ambiance in the ongoing desire to promote wellness for guests. With the ongoing development of an expansive and diverse spa menu, that ethos is honored. The new detox packages, as well as the existing Barcelona for Wellness Lovers promotion, ensure guests experience the best 43 The Spa has to offer. The Spa is open Monday – Sunday, 9:00am-10:00pm.
Prices for treatments:
Skin Detox Treatment (1h 40 min) Approx. $277 USD
Total Detox Treatment (3 h 10 min) Approx. $491 USD
The Sublime Diamond Journey (2h 20 min) Approx. $341 USD
Those looking for a short-haul Christmas escape can take advantage of Hotel Arts Barcelona’s waterfront location, jaw dropping Bruce Graham design and a series of seasonal menus and events including a festive floristry class, two Michelin starred Christmas menu, tapas-inspired Christmas dishes, and a 007 themed New Year’s Eve ball.
Festive Flower Design – Donna Stain decks the halls
Staying true to form as a leader in design, Hotel Arts Barcelona is working with acclaimed Australian floral designer Donna Stain who will design a spectacular ‘Christmas forest’ giving guests the chance to journey through a series of artistic totems made up of mirrors, twinkling lights and beautifully decorated glass sculptures. Thanks to the use of natural pine and holly berries the forest will radiate a wonderful Christmas aroma. Attracting visitors to enter and explore, the installation will be full of light and reflection and has been created to encourage feelings of joy, happiness and optimism that are associated with the festive season. Guests looking for inspiration for their own homes can join a festive floral workshop with Donna Stain on the 12th December 2015.
Enoteca, Arola and Café Veranda – A Christmas menu for every mood
At two Michelin starred restaurant Enoteca, Chef Paco Pérez will elaborate a fine-dining festive menu to combine traditional ingredients with his own avant-garde techniques. Served from the 24th – 26th December 2015, a six-course menu will include a number of bite-sized Christmas snacks to start, followed by four creative Christmas courses including Pumpkin Cream with Cheese and Caviar, Scallop with Artichoke, Truffled Sole Meunière with Wild Mushroom Muille Feuille and Christmas Poulard Chicken.
At Arola, Chef Sergi Arola uses imaginative reinterpretations of traditional tapas dishes for a more casual Christmas menu, which includes five Mediterranean appetizers such as Stewed Ox Tail Ravioli with Foie Gras ‘Arola Style’ Spanish Omlette. To follow, there is Truffled Christmas Cannelloni and ‘Escudella’, a traditional Catalan casserole. The menu is finished with local Christmas traditions including the ‘Tió de Nadal’ and other gastronomic ‘Christmas Suprises’.
Those looking to treat themselves on Christmas morning can visit Café Veranda for a blowout brunch, served until 3.30pm. The informal restaurant will serve a host of dishes inspired by the Boqueria market place (including Scallop & Sea Urchin Ingot and Fresh Burrata & Tomato Salad), by Christmas tradition (Pumpkin & Orange Soup) and by the sea (Galacian Oysters, Langoustine, prawns, rock snails, lobster and mussels).
007 in Barcelona – New Year’s Eve Celebrations Hotel Arts Barcelona will host one of the Europe’s most glamorous New Year’s celebrations in its staggering Gaudí Ballroom – this year inspired by secret agent 007. Guests will experience a red carpet photo-call arrival, followed by a Lauren Perrier Champagne reception and Ice Bar serving Dry Martinis, shaken not stirred, whilst iconic secret agent film sequences are displayed on screen. There will be show cooking with oyster, truffle, tuna and Iberian ham stations and an epic Gala Dinner created by chef Antonio Sáez. Another highlight of the Gala Dinner event will be 007-inspired music played by live orchestra. Guests will be given chips to try their luck at a Poker table and can then party the night away to one of Barcelona’s best DJ’s.
Those not attending the Gala Dinner can enjoy cocktails and special menus at Enoteca and Arola along with access to the after party in the Gaudí Ballroom so that they can dance the night away in style. The delights of Enoteca will be moved to the ‘Arts 41’ space giving impressive views over the Mediterranean Sea. A seven-course menu will commence with appetizers such as Quail Egg in Tempura with Sea Urchin and Smoked Eel and Apple Sandwich followed by dishes including Cauliflower Caviar with Gold Selection Oscietra Caviar and Truffled Gnocchi with Egg Yolk and Blue Lobster. The Arola New Year’s Eve Menu sees out 2015 with 5 appetizer including ‘Chicharrón Iberian pork crackling with honey and red fruits and Crispy Cuttlefish Rice with Creamy Roasted Garlic. These are followed by three exquisite dishes Jerusalem Artichoke Cream with Wild Mushrooms, Quail Egg and Truffle, Low Temperature Sole with Cavier and Lamb with Apple, Payoyo Cheese and Winter Truffle, and topped off with a Happy New Year Truffled Egg.
Enoteca restaurant: special Christmas menu available on December 24th (dinner), 25th (lunch) and 26th (lunch and dinner). From 190 Euros per person.
Arola restaurant: special Christmas menu available on December 24th – 26th for lunch and dinner. From 95 Euros per person.
Café Veranda restaurant: Christmas Brunch available on December 25th from 1:30pm to 3.30 pm. From 130 Euros per person.
New Year’s Eve Package: including accommodation, attendance at the Gala Dinner, breakfast, valet parking and late checkout until 2pm from 925 Euros for two guests.
Enoteca restaurant: a special menu including wine paring and access to the celebration ball in the Gaudí Ballroom, costing from 380 Euros per person.
Arola restaurant: a special menu costing from 210 Euros per person excluding beverages and including access to the celebration ball.
Hotel Arts Barcelona is preparing to welcome the hotly anticipated truffle season by launching two new menus created by Chef Paco Pérez at the hotel’s acclaimed two Michelin-starred restaurant Enoteca. Available throughout November the lead menu contains truffle in every course, whilst a paired down, less intense version is also available. Sommelier Joao País has utilised the restaurant’s impressive wine cellar to create a dedicated wine paring which will compliment this extremely special seasonal menu.
The highly prized truffles used in each dish are sourced from Alba in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, one of the most celebrated gastronomic regions in Europe. Harvested underground below oak trees, the truffles are gathered in October and November only, making them the most valuable ingredient on the market at this time of year.
Ingredients used by Pérez throughout the menu have been carefully selected because they bring out the essence of the truffle in a particularly special way. Locally sourced ingredients and fresh Mediterranean produce also inspire dishes.
Highlights include a selection of clever combinations for a Truffle Tapas course, delicacies such as Oyster, Truffle Cream and Spices, Egg with Ham Parmentier, Urchins & Truffle and Wagyu with Mushrooms, Potatoes & Truffles and imaginative creations such as Guinea Fowl with Crayfish, Mushroom & Truffle. Truffled Brie and a dessert of White Chocolate, Yoghurt, Milk Curd, Quince and Truffle ensure the essence of this seasonal speciality is present throughout.
Available from 26th October and throughout November, the full ten-course White Truffle Menu is priced at 200€ per person. An additional menu with more subtle touches of white truffle is also available for 170€. Reservations can be made at email@example.com
The new Hotel Arts Barcelona business center brings to the same open space the latest in technological equipment with an innovative and modern design
Hotel Arts Barcelona has put the finishing touches on the iLounge, an innovative work space created in collaboration with Apple, which reinvents the classic concept of a Business Center, offering a new experience with comfort and the latest technology.
The new iLounge has an open space equipped with the latest advances in technology and computers, focused on an efficient and convenient use of services for companies and for guests.
Moreover, the new iLounge is close to the meeting and conference rooms, which also incorporate new devices and updated features.
The refurbishment in both areas has been configured with a team of Apple consultants, providing guests with the necessary equipment to work from the room with guaranteed security and data protection. In turn, the equipment has been adapted to facilitate use by those who regularly use other operating systems.
The space combines the simplicity of the Apple Store with the warmth and elegance characterized by the other rooms in Hotel Arts Barcelona, through an open and innovative design that seeks to create a relaxed atmosphere to work and interact which is both comfortable and enjoyable.
Hotel Arts Barcelona has established itself as an ideal venue for meetings and corporate events in the Barcelona area, thanks to the most advanced equipment and more than 3,500 sqm that make up more than 14 halls and conference hotel meeting spaces.
Arola’s nights open the season with the outstanding live music from the Chef and his band, Joerey.
From the June 25th Sergi Arola´s compositions and his brother Natxo´s arrangements, both components of the Joerey band, will formally open the summer season on Hotel Arts’ magical terrace, an evening of live music overlooking the Mediterranean.
A Menu of classic tapas such as the Delta del Ebre oysters, the Buñuelos de Bacalao or the famous Arola’s bravas; accompanied by a unique selection of cocktails and Gin & Tonics with Arts’ personal stamp, lead by the creative barman, Diego Baud.
After the opening concert with an amazing style and theme, the funk and soul tracks of Sugar Drops band will follow starting on Thursday. An eclectic musical background that will set the pace from ten to midnight.
Joerey is a band founded in 2013 by Sergi Arola and his brother, Natxo Arola, who has an extensive musical background in various local bands. The songs and compositions are by Sergi Arola and the arrangements by Natxo Arola.
About Sugar Drops
Sugar Drops is the result of the union of various musicians from around the world with a good background in the local scene.
Jefferson Otto (Brasil) drums, specializing in samba funk.
Desiree Diouf (Italy) adapts African heritage to the voices of soul and funk.
Gianni Scianname (Italy) bass guitar, he is an expert in the rhythm of the 60s and 70s music. Fede Rimini (Argentina) Keyboard, his experience began on national and international tours.
In it’ first week open to the public, this new space receives more than 500 requests for a reservation.
The gastronomic proposal of Antonio Saez, executive Chef of the Hotel Arts Barcelona, is based on th concept of traditional cuisine with the proximity of Arts Catering.
As a trendy space during the months of June and July, the Camp Nou Lounge has already received more than 500 requests to taste the creations of Antonio Saez, executive Chef of Arts Catering.
The privileged views of the first tier of the grandstand of the stadium, and a gastronomic catering of the Hotel Arts Barcelona are completely new experiences for gastronomy lovers, situated in a groundbreaking space.
In Its second year, the Club offers this experience that as a novelty in this edition, will present a new and sophisticated gastronomical proposal by Antonio Saez. Furthermore, unlike last year, the Camp Nou Lounge expands its timetable and will remain open on Thursday at lunch time.
During the day, the traditional appetizers are a large variety of tapas that can be shared between various people and a selection of main courses that are addressed for the whole family make this experience a unique one. At sunset, the Camp Nou Lounge will turn into a more sophisticated space, with a more delicate offer: the Arts Experience.
In this edition, it will not be necessary to visit the Camp Nou Tour Experience. The reservations will be able to be done through their website, even though a minimum consumption will be required
Furthermore, Hotel Arts Barcelona will offer a special experience that includes an optional accommodation in a deluxe room, as well as the transfer to the stadium, and the tasting menu in the restaurant with an exclusive view overlooking the entire stadium.
Schedule and reservation:
During the day the Lounge will be open from Monday to Sunday between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm in three shifts available: 13:00 h, 14:00 h, 15:00 h. During the night the Camp Nou Lounge will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 20:00 h and 24:00 h. The shifts are at 20:00 h and at 22:00 h. For all reservation please call 637 46 15 20, or write an e-mail to Noemi.Manso@ritzcarlton.com
The foundation Make-A-Wish-Spain has the objective to work in order to try and make true the wishes of children that have severe illnesses.
This activity adds up to other initiatives of social character that are carried out by Hotel Arts Barcelona, like for example the recent collaborations with the Surf and Help Association or its support towards UNICEF, who has given Hotel Arts the Certification of Friendly Hotel
From its beginnings, Hotel Arts Barcelona has demonstrated a clear compromise within its surroundings, participating in various activities which involve Social Responsibility, not only locally but at the same time internationally.
That is why, for a second consecutive year, Hotel Arts Barcelona has wanted to support the Make-A-Wish-Spain foundation, which helps children with severe illnesses to make their dreams come true, by participating in the last edition of the Barcelona’s Garmin triathlon celebrated the 21st of June 2015. None the less it has created a solidary challenge in their online platform http://www.migranodearena.org/ that has as an objective, to raise funds in order to be able to make these children’s dreams come true. Like for example for Jaume whose dream is to assist to the US Tennis Open.
Collaborations with the Surf and Help Association
The partnership with the Surf and Help Association is one of the last initiatives that the Barcelonian Hotel has promoted in the frame of their proposal for sustainability and compromise within their close surroundings.
Particularly, it has designed an accommodation package specially thought for incentive trips that consists on a formation route about the Marine Ecosystem where the group of volunteers from the Surfrider Foundation are in charge; a Masterclass in “padel”, as well as the cleaning of residues and previous analysis of the levels of contamination.
Hotel Arts Barcelona, pioneer in the program “Friendly Hotels” of UNICEF
Since 2011 Hotel Arts also collaborates with UNICEF like one of the entities part of the program “friendly Hotels”, a project that allows enterprises in the tourist sector to get involved directly in the protection and defense on the rights of childhood.
On the merge of this project, the hotel has participated in diverse occasions, the most recent one being the organization of a gastronomical event attended by some of the most important national Michelin Star chef’s.
The Bride and her Bridesmaids can Relax and Craft in Style on the Mediterranean Ahead of the Wedding.
Hotel Arts Barcelona is offering sophisticated brides-to-be and her bridesmaids, friends or relatives the ultimate luxury Mediterranean getaway. This exclusive pre-wedding bridal experience includes a bridal flowers masterclass, luxury spa treatments and cocktails to suit all ladies.
The pre-wedding bridal experience starts with a personalised bridal flowers masterclass with one of the world’s top luxury hotel florists, Donna Stain. Originally from Australia, Donna has worked with leading British florist Jane Packer and published ‘Floral Design Ideas’, and ‘A Bouquet of Colors’. The group learns how to create flowers for the big day from bouquets to table centres, boutonnières and hair pieces, or personalized flower-themed gifts for the wedding guests.
Following the bridal flowers masterclass, the bride and her guests can relax in the Barcelona hotel’s luxury spa. Situated on the 43rd floor of the hotel, 43 The Spa is named after its prime location, which offers guests spectacular panoramic views of the coastline. The spa is comprised of eight treatment rooms, several with natural light and all with chromo therapy. The spa features a wet zone including saunas and Klafs color therapy steam rooms, vitality pools and ice fountains. The Bride will enjoy the exclusive red-carpet, limited edition Diamond Rose ritual with floral aroma and Damask Rose, while the guests enjoy a choice of manicure or pedicure in a sea view cabin.
The evening includes creative cocktails and a selection of appetizers served on the terrace or at Frank’s Lounge. Renowned for offering year-round sunshine, pristine beaches and an unparallelled art and culture scene, Barcelona is the perfect destination for a ladies’ only getaway throughout the year.
The Bridal Experience price per person starts at 240 Euros (taxes included) Rates at Hotel Arts start from 290 Euros + taxes per room per night bed and breakfast.
Hotel Arts Barcelona offers new packages to treat families in luxury apartments during their Barcelona holidays.
When it comes to travelling with children in Barcelona this summer, Hotel Arts Barcelona has it covered with the launch of its tailor-made Luxury Family Packages, to complement an exciting programme of activities that will entertain the whole family in Barcelona.
Each Luxury Family Package is tailor-made and includes accommodation for the whole family in one of the luxury hotel’s superb two or three bedroom duplex apartments. Located on the top ten floors of the hotel, the apartments offer guests generous space and wrap-around windows that look out onto some of the most dramatic views of sea and city.
Each luxury apartment comes with private butler, use of a four-seater MINI Cooper to explore the city and surrounding area, Bugaboo pushchair, in-room apple macbook, and some of them include a telescope to take in the impressive views of the city. There is also a spacious living room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen, as well as the incredible services and facilities of the hotel.
The Barcelona family hotel is ideally located close to all the cultural action of the city center but is also positioned directly on the famous Barcelona beach.
The Concierge at Hotel Arts is also on hand to suggest exciting family friendly tailor-made trips and activities in the city. Children interested in science and nature, the Cosmo Caixa museum is perfect as it features a mini Amazon rain forest, planetarium and offers interactive activities. The Barcelona Aquarium is a family favourite, but chocolate lovers can also visit the Museu de la Xocolata. The Museu Europe d’Art Modern runs artistic workshops for children every other Sunday. The sessions, for ages 5 to 12 years, offer a fun way for children to learn different artistic techniques. And why not take part in a cookery class at Cook and Taste for the whole family?
There are also lots of things you can do for free in Barcelona with children, stroll through one of many lovely parks including the Ciutadella - one of many lovely parks or just wander around the city feeding the ‘little ones’ imagination by taking in iconic architectural sights such as Gaudi’s famous Sagrada Familia or Frank Gehry’s Fish Sculpture located at the base of Hotel Arts Barcelona.
Children between the ages of 4 and 12 can also take part in the hotel’s kids programme, an engaging and immersive experience that builds upon the adventures of travel through a series of activities. Upon arrival children are made to feel at home with their own personalized check-in colouring-in books, followed by an exciting giant treasure hunt throughout the hotel and its gardens, to find a special prize.
Families can then relax by the hotel’s large outdoor heated swimming pool and enjoy an afternoon treat from the poolside ice-cream cart. To keep children and parents entertained the hotel will set-up an outdoor cinema showing classic family friendly films during the warm summer nights. The hotel can assist in securing babysitting facilities so that parents can also relax and enjoy a Natura Bissé spa treatment at the new 43 The Spa.
A choice of dining locations is available to all, from the two Michelin Starred Enoteca, headed up by Paco Perez, Arola, alfresco poolside dining at Marina and Bites all with children’s menus. Alternatively Hotel Arts can organize for a picnic on the beach for lunch.
The Luxury Family Package at Hotel Arts Barcelona starts from 1,590€ per night for a two-bedroom apartment on a b&b basis, includes return airport transfers, private butler, and use of a MINI Cooper and Bugaboo pushchair.
Hotel Arts Barcelona Continues to Influence Health and Wellness Standards in Travel while Simultaneously Immersing Guests in the History of Barcelona.
Beginning in March 2015, Hotel Arts Barcelona will introduce fitness experiences designed for those who lead a consistently healthy lifestyle. These programs arrive at the hotel to kick-start guests’ summer wellness initiatives in a culturally enhancing manner.
Hotel Arts Barcelona is an iconic, 5-star property which puts the city of Barcelona at the feet of the fit traveller. The new “Cultural Fitness Experience” introduces circuits designated specifically for hotel guests, who will discover the city accompanied by a personal fitness coach. Each path highlights cultural landmarks such as the Arc de Triomf, the Montjuic and Estadio Olimpico, the bustling Boquería market, and architectural essence of the city, la Sagrada Familia, among others. The personal coach details the significance of each landmark passed on the route.
Hotel Arts Barcelona understands that, for those who work out regularly, traveling often interrupts an established routine. With this in mind, they designed running circuits to accommodate the needs of a wide variety of healthy travellers. The paths through history range from a 4.1 mile, one hour beginner route, to an 8.7 mile, hour and a half long, expert course. Each participant is allotted two-hours with the coach, providing the opportunity to warm up, discuss the terrain, run at a personal pace, stretch and cool down afterwards.
Upon returning to the hotel, a visit to 43 The Spa for a relaxing massage completes the experience. The “Cultural Fitness Experience” includes accommodation in a luxury Deluxe Room plus a nutritional buffet breakfast at Café Veranda and on-the-go, healthy snacks such as muesli bars, water bottles and fresh fruit to refuel after exertion. On the weekends, Arola brunch can accommodate fitness enthusiasts with detox-focused and vitamin infused fruit and vegetable juices, among other healthy and tasteful options on the menu.
The “Cultural Fitness Experience” is tailor-able to the needs and goals of each guest. The two hour session with a personal coach costs 180€. A relaxing massage at 43 The Spa can also be added to the experience and totals an additional 75€. The aforementioned accommodations, including breakfast and snacks, start at an additional 290€ + taxes.
For travellers who remain in Barcelona for an extended period, the“Afterwork Fits” program for local fitness enthusiasts is another option. This includes an hour session with a fitness coach, access to the spa’s wet zone, including sauna, jacuzzi, ice fountain, hamam and a relaxing massage for a total of 210€ (21% VAT included.)
Access to changing rooms and wet zone at “43 The Spa
(jacuzzi, sauna, hamam, relaxation room) - 45€ taxes incl
Relaxing massage at “43 The Spa”- 75€ / 30 minutos
Personal coach 1 hour - 90€ taxes incl
(Mon to Thursday)
CULTURAL FITNESS EXPERIENCE
Overnight in a deluxe room
Buffet breakfast fit at Café Veranda
Running kit (cereal bar, water bottle, fruit)
From 290€ + taxes (B&B package)
Relaxing massage at “43 The Spa” - 75€ / 30 minutes
Personal coach 2 hours - 180€ taxes incl
Hotel Arts Barcelona launches Picasso vs. Dalí experience in celebration of the eagerly anticipated ‘Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso’ exhibition at Museu Picasso 19th March – 28th June.
From 19th March to 28th June 2015, over 80 rarely loaned works by two of the world’s most acclaimed artists, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, will be presented side by side at the Museu Picasso, Barcelona.
Located just a short stroll from the Museu Picasso is Hotel Arts Barcelona, an iconic luxury hotel that has long-standing reputation for its relationship with art. It was one of the first luxury hotels to introduce a private art collection as part of the interior design, it is also framed by a world-renowned sculpture by Frank Gehry.
The art works on show at the eagerly anticipated ‘Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso’ exhibition at the Museu Picasso come together from over 20 international art museums and private collections with a focus on paintings, featuring drawings, prints and sculpture.
In celebration of the exhibition Hotel Arts Barcelona is offering guests a ‘Picasso/Dalí’ experience which includes tickets to the exhibition* plus cocktails and tapas inspired by the artists at Frank’s bar.
Taking inspiration from both artists, Frank’s Bar has created an innovative ‘Picasso/Dalí’ cocktail menu to reflect the two artists. The team of mixologists took inspiration from some of Dalí’s favourite foods including watermelons and pomegranates to create the Watermeloska cocktail made from vodka, lemon, watermelon, mint, sugar and soda, and the Salty Dog cocktail created using gin and pomegranate presented in a salted rimmed glass.
The ‘Inspiration’ cocktail was born out of Picasso’s love of the Mediterranean, from the French Provence to the coast of Barcelona. Made using brandy, Lillet, lime and sugar this cocktail conjures up the feeling of a Mediterranean garden with Lillet being the key ingredient made of macerated citrus fruits including the Spanish orange.
The Picasso/Dalí tapas menu suggested to accompany the cocktails includes: Ración de queso Manchego puro de oveja, a classic Spanish cheese , or Gambas fritas con salsa agridulce de mango as Dalí was known to have enjoyed eating fried fish, he also painted fish regularly under different forms.
The ‘Picasso/Dalí’ experience at Hotel Arts Barcelona starts from €350 and includes one nights accommodation, two tickets to see the exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona and two themed cocktails and tapas at Frank’s Bar, Hotel Arts Barcelona.
(*limited tickets, based on availability at the time of booking)
The Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso exhibition demonstrates how these two artists were shaped by the currents of their time. The story of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí is one of influence, rivalry, and artistic appreciation. This exhibition presents these two giants of modern art who changed the way we understand images and the role of the artist. Works by the two artists are presented side by side. http://www.bcn.cat/museupicasso/en/exhibitions/future.html
About Hotel Arts Barcelona:
Hotel Arts Barcelona boasts stunning panoramic views from its unique location on the waterfront, in the heart of the city’s Olympic Village area. Designed by renowned architect Bruce Graham, Hotel Arts features 44 floors of exposed glass and steel, making it a prominent feature of Barcelona’s skyline. The waterfront hotel’s 455 rooms and 28 exclusive duplex Apartments feature sleek, modern design complemented by an impressive 20th century collection of works by contemporary Catalan and Spanish artists. The only hotel in Spain featuring two Michelin-starred chefs, Hotel Arts is one of the premier culinary destinations in Barcelona with Enoteca and Arola restaurants. Guests seeking a serene escape may enjoy signature treatments in the 43 The Spa by Natura Bissé. Recognized as one of the top business hotels in Spain, Hotel Arts provides over 3,000 square-feet of function space overlooking the Mediterranean in Arts 41, for board meetings and conferences as well as social events, weddings and celebrations. The hotel offers an additional 24,000 square-feet of function space, with the main meeting space located on the lower ground and second floors.
Hotel Arts Barcelona offers guests exclusive access to Barcelona's historic fish auction.
The iconic luxury hotel launches a new limited-access day excursion offering global travelers a sense of destination when visiting Barcelona.
Starting this Spring, guests and visitors at Hotel Arts Barcelona will be invited to take part in unique, authentic experiences creating lifetime memories when visiting Barcelona.
On a series of dates throughout 2015, the luxury Barcelona hotel will offer guests the opportunity to discover Barcelona’s iconic fish market. Located in the city's main port, wholesalers gather at La Lonja, the famous market, to bid for the fresh catch of the day. Although usually inaccessible to the general public, Hotel Arts Barcelona will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the fish market and attend the daily professional auction accompanied by Executive Chef, Antonio Saez.
The group will witness the fishermen hard at work as they arrive from sea in the late afternoon to deliver the catch before wholesalers auction the lots. The massive hauls include everything from scampi to prawns and monkfish, as well as local species including sea bass, grouper, sole and scorpion fish. In this unique local ambience, guests will be able to choose their favourite fish to be cooked by chef Antonio Saez that evening.
After leaving the animated ambiance of the auction, the group will head back to the hotel’s seafront Arola restaurant where they will be invited to attend a personalised cocktail masterclass hosted by mixologist Diego Baud, while chef Saez prepares a delicious, unique tasting menu in the adjacent kitchen.
The evening will resume with a feast of fresh seafood and local products featuring the catch of the day, inventively prepared by chef Saez and served at the chef’s table. Dinner will be paired with cocktail creations by Diego Baud. A unique, exclusive experience to remember for a lifetime at Hotel Arts Barcelona.
HOW: The Barcelona fish auction experience costs €150 per person and includes a welcome group drink, private return transport to Barcelona Port, visit to the fish auction, cocktail masterclass at Hotel Arts Barcelona and auction fish dinner by Executive Chef Antonio Saez paired with crafted cocktails by Diego Baud. Room rates start from €265 per room per night, on a bed&breakfast basis.
Learn to ‘Deck the Halls’ with Barcelona’s top Florist Donna Stain
Try a traditional Spanish Christmas Menu at Hotel Arts Barcelona’s Two Michelin Starred Restaurant Enoteca
Celebrate New with an International black and white masquerade Gala Dinner
Hotel Arts Barcelona has Christmas fully wrapped up with an outstanding line up of festive events. Celebrations include an artistic experimental Christmas decorations display, an exclusive Christmas floristry class, a delicious Spanish Christmas menu at the hotel’s restaurants including Two Michelin starred Enoteca, and to bring in the New Year with a bang - a grand black and white masquerade gala dinner on December 31st
The festive season will kick-off in early December with the unveiling of a spectacular Christmas decorations display designed in partnership with florist Donna Stain and paper artist Sophie Cuvelier. Together they have created a modern take on traditional Christmas decorations with a unique and exciting ‘paper and flowers’ concept, which will be seen throughout the hotel with the main highlights in the entrance and lobby including trees made from colourful paper cones and sparkling, sun reflecting garlands surrounded by bright festive flowers.
On Saturday 13th December, in preparation for the festive season guests at Hotel Arts Barcelona can enjoy an exclusive ‘Jingle Blooms’ floristry class also hosted by Donna Sain who is the hotel’s resident Creative Floral Designer. Donna will demonstrate many ways to ‘Deck the Halls’ with flowers at home and create unique floral gifts for friends and family.
For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Enoteca, Hotel Arts Barcelona’s Two Michelin starred Restaurant headed up by Paco Pérez will offer a gourmet Christmas menu. Dishes include the finest foie gras with apple ‘Christmas Croquettes’, Traditional Catalan soup with meatballs and Langoustines, Cannelloni of Melanosprum, Hake Kokotxas stew with bone marrow and mushroom.
At Arola, Head Chef Sergi Arola has devised a ‘Crazy Touch’ Christmas menu offering sea urchin au gratin, Ox Tail with Sea Cucumber plus traditional dishes including Escudella (Catalan Stew) and Christmas Yule Log. For those who prefer a more relaxed Christmas dining experience Café Veranda will serve a special Christmas brunch including seasonal dishes, Christmas cured meats, roasted beef, suckling pig, roasted kid goat’s leg with confit of peppers.
To bring in 2015 in style, Hotel Arts Barcelona will host an exclusive black and white masquerade New Year’s Eve Gala dinner on the 31st December. Renowned for being the hottest New Years ticket in the town, the nine course Gala Dinner. The evening starts with an oyster station; traditional Iberian ham; a creamy salad of winter vegetables, lobster, Osetra caviar and green tomatoes soup; grilled seabass supreme, chlorophyll and coral extract, leaves dressed with a duck’s juice vinaigrette and creamed potatoes, slow cooked Kid Goat shoulder; and crunchy caramelized panettone with whisky Ice cream and citric soup. Spanish Tradition has it that guests eat grapes to welcome in the new year on each stroke at midnight. The night carries on into the early hours with a live orchestra and dance floor until the last man stands.
NEW YEARS EVE PACKAGE AT HOTEL ARTS BARCELONA - The New Year’s Eve at Hotel Arts Barcelona includes Deluxe accommodation for two for the night of 31st December including breakfast, Gala dinner, Valet parking and a late check-out until 2pm on the 1st January 2015. The New Year’ s Eve Package for two people at Hotel Arts Barcelona starts from 895€
JINGLE BLOOMS CLASS AT HOTEL ARTS BARCELONA - The Jingle Blooms class on the 13th December starts from €120 per person.
The iconic Barcelona hotel launches new spa with leading Spanish brand Natura Bissé with spectacular views of the city and coastline creating the finest marine wellness experience on the beach front.
This summer, Hotel Arts Barcelona will launch an impressive new spa ’43 The Spa’ offering guests the ultimate beauty experience in the city. Solidifying its existing reputation as one of leading spas in Europe, the luxury spa in Barcelona will now offer treatments by the prestigious luxury Spanish skincare brand Natura Bissé – a favourite with top beauticians around the world.
Situated on the 43rd floor of the Barcelona waterfront hotel, 43 The Spa is named after its prime location, which offers guests spectacular panoramic views of the coastline from some of the treatment rooms, vitality pool and sauna. The spa is comprised of eight treatment rooms, several with natural light and all with chromo therapy. The spa features a wet zone including saunas and Klafs color therapy steam rooms, vitality pools and ice fountains.
Hotel Arts Barcelona was one of the first hotels in the city to embrace wellness as a necessity for its guests. 43 The Spa will be offering treatments by Natura Bissé, a brand that sits perfectly with Hotel Arts Barcelona’s unique positioning and heritage. The luxurious and high performing products are created with cutting-edge, highly effective, active ingredients.
For the launch of 43 The Spa, Hotel Arts has chosen to use the exclusive Diamond Collection by Natura Bissé. The luxury skincare brand has also created two signature treatments especially for 43 The Spa, combining the expertise of Natura Bissé and the marine environment of the hotel for rejuvenation, wellness and relaxation. The two exclusive signature 43 The Spa treatments incorporate the use of seashells and use products with ingredients that reflect the coastal location including:
The Sublime Diamond Journey (2h 20 min)
A revolutionary ritual including an innovative body exfoliation with diamond dust, which is removed with a balancing magnetic therapy through a combination of three ancestral massages. A Shirodhara facial massage is performed with Ayurvedic sophisticated maneuvers and an aromatic drip using small seashells, to provide maximum well-being. This luxurious treatment also incorporates a facial lifting massage. It ensures an immediate effect that exceptionally firms the skin.
The 43 Sea Experience (1h 20 min)
This treatment stimulates the senses through aromatherapy oils to deeply relax the whole body. It incorporates chiropractic techniques and pressure techniques over the body performed with seashells. The result is smoother, firmer and more supple skin.
There is also a range of signature treatments by Natura Bissé including facials, massages as well as pedicures and manicures. For the body, the team of expert therapists at 43 The Spa suggest a refreshing Citrus Body Scrub and Body Soufflé, an intense treatment with fresh citrus aromas that protects the skin from dehydration and premature aging, achieving a rejuvenated and firm appearance from the first session.
Natura Bissé services will be seen in other parts of the luxury hotel too – firstly in the form of wellbeing by the pool with l’Atelier – a mobile beauty station offering sun products to guests indulging in Barcelona’s sunny climate.
About Hotel Arts Barcelona
Hotel Arts Barcelona boasts stunning panoramic views from its unique location on the waterfront, in the heart of the city’s Olympic Village area. Designed by renowned architect Bruce Graham, Hotel Arts features 44 floors of exposed glass and steel, making it a prominent feature of Barcelona’s skyline. The waterfront hotel’s 455 rooms and 28 exclusive duplex Apartments feature sleek, modern design complemented by an impressive 20th century collection of works by contemporary Catalan and Spanish artists. The first hotel in Spain featuring two Michelin-starred chefs, Hotel Arts is one of the premier culinary destinations in Barcelona with Enoteca and Arola restaurants. Guests seeking a serene escape may enjoy signature treatments in the 43rd floor Spa. Recognized as one of the top business hotels in Spain, Hotel Arts provides over 3,000 square-feet of function space overlooking the Mediterranean in Arts 41, for board meetings and conferences as well as social events, weddings and celebrations. The hotel offers an additional 24,000 square-feet of function space, with the main meeting space located on the lower ground and second floors.
About NATURA BISSÉ
NATURA BISSÉ, founded in 1979 by Ricardo Fisas Mulleras, is a prestigious Spanish luxury skincare company. Product quality is one of the cornerstones of the success of NATURA BISSÉ. A leader in research, development and innovation, NATURA BISSÉ’s formulas are created with the maximum concentration of cutting-edge, highly effective, active ingredients. NATURA BISSÉ has achieved a resounding international success that has positioned the company in the most prestigious stores worldwide. The company currently has four subsidiaries: USA, Mexico, UAE and UK. NATURA BISSÉ is present in over 35 countries and its products are now available at internationally renowned establishments such as Harrods, Liberty, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys NY, Bloomingdales and Harvey Nichols. Moreover, the firm is also present in the most desired destination spas in the world and its projection continues to grow. NATURA BISSÉ is the International choice of A-list celebrities, their stylists and make-up artists, with a wealth of the world’s most beautiful and photographed women using the products as part of their secret beauty. Currently the second generation of the Fisas family manages the company. www.naturabisse.com
• A one-off gala event to be held in Barcelona's most iconic hotel with over 20 acclaimed chefs and an exclusive package for gourmet travellers
Hotel Arts Barcelona will join forces with UNICEF this June to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a “Estrellas Solidarias” - a night with Spain’s greatest gastronomic stars - with a combined 52 Michelin stars between them.
Led by acclaimed chef Paco Perez of the luxury Barcelona hotel’s own two Michelin starred Enoteca restaurant, Thursday 12th June will see the hottest chefs in the country coming together to prepare a tapas feast in the gardens of the hotel. Globally respected names including Albert Adria, Joan Roca, Adoni Aduriz, and Marc Gascons will each cook a favourite tapas dish from a cooking station for guests to try in the hotel’s beautiful gardens, next to the iconic Frank Gehry ‘Peix’ sculpture. Proceeds will go to UNICEF Spain, one of Hotel Arts Barcelona’s key long-term partners in its Community Footprint actions.
This celebration of Spain’s gastronomic excellence will begin with a drinks reception serving Cava and Catalan wines courtesy of Castillo Perelada, where guests will have the opportunity to bid in the auction for a Chef Whites, signed by all chefs in attendance and with proceeds donated to UNICEF. Following the auction, guests will journey their way from stand to stand, meeting the acclaimed chefs and sampling the delicious flavours of Spain cooked before their eyes. There will be live music and the event will finish with a spectacular dessert creation by Hotel Arts Barcelona pastry chef Sylvain Guyez.
For those that want to celebrate with the Barcelona hotel and experience this unique event, Hotel Arts has created an ‘Exclusive Experience’ package for the Royale Suite and Presidential Suite - the hotel’s most prestigious apartments located on the 42nd floor. In addition to tickets to the UNICEF gala event, the hotel package also includes behind the scenes access, interacting with the chefs as they prepare their signature dish, as well as preferred reservation and VIP access for one year in the restaurants of Albert Adria and Paco Perez. The ‘Exclusive Experience’ package is available for €20,000 per suite, with proceeds donated to UNICEF.
Arola restaurant reinvents the brunch with this original concept including brunch a la carte by Sergi Arola, live music, specialty Gin and Tonic and a leisure playground to create an entertaining and relaxing atmosphere for a perfect Sunday.
Brunch has been a longstanding tradition in the US, but it is recently that it has taken off in Barcelona, overtaking the city and rapidly becoming a weekend ritual for Barcelona residents. As a trendsetter within the industry, Hotel Arts Barcelona has embraced this new trend, and this May will introduce their own original and unique lifestyle brunch making it the ideal Mediterranean location to spend Sundays.
Arola restaurant is introducing a new original and unique lifestyle experience that will entice the most experienced epicurean traveler. Guests and locals alike will delight in an array of new dishes and activities while enjoying the Mediterranean breeze from the shaded terrace at Arola. A Sunday brunch that will become the ideal proposal for a Sunday on the Mediterranean
The menu highlights local ingredients and features signature dishes in an a-la-carte menu for adults and kids, including enticing brunch dishes imagined by chef Sergi Arola such as the Eggs Benedict by Arola with toast, confit pork jowls and foie gras, or Catalan traditional dishes revisited by the creative chef like the Black rice with cuttlefish and peas. Desserts will create the entertainment with a live show-cooking of crepes and waffles to offer personalized creations for all tastes, while an outdoor bar located in the chill-out area will serve gin & tonics made with ingredients sourced from the hotel’s garden.
The new brunch experience will also feature treats for all ages including an ice cream cart serving seasonal ice cream and sorbets that will undoubtedly delight children and parents alike. For the most active, an outdoor leisure area will be set up with fun family friendly activities like table tennis and table football.
Set against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea with live tunes spun by a local DJ, “Sundays at Arola” at Hotel Arts Barcelona will be the weekend treat to enjoy all summer.
Brunch is served on Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm
Arola Brunch Menus:
Brunch menu 5 options at 60€/person
Brunch menu 4 options at 52€/person
Kids Brunch menu at 30€
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Hotel Arts Barcelona boasts stunning panoramic views from its unique location on the waterfront, in the heart of the city’s Olympic Village area. Designed by renowned architect Bruce Graham, Hotel Arts features 44 floors of exposed glass and steel, making it a prominent feature of Barcelona’s skyline. The waterfront hotel’s 455 rooms and 28 exclusive duplex Apartments feature sleek, modern design complemented by an impressive 20th century collection of works by contemporary Catalan and Spanish artists. The only hotel in Spain featuring two Michelin-starred chefs, Hotel Arts is one of the premier culinary destinations in Barcelona with Enoteca and Arola restaurants. Guests seeking a serene escape may enjoy signature treatments in the 43rd floor Spa. Recognized as one of the top business hotels in Spain, Hotel Arts provides over 3,000 square-feet of function space overlooking the Mediterranean in Arts 41, for board meetings and conferences as well as social events, weddings and celebrations. The hotel offers an additional 24,000 square-feet of function space, with the main meeting space located on the lower ground and second floors.
Paco Pérez already had his own successful Michelin restaurant Miramar in Llança when he started working with Hotel Arts Barcelona at Enoteca in 2008. Offering a fine cuisine with the freshest Mediterranean products from local suppliers in Catalunya, Enoteca gained the first Michelin star in 2009.
Rivero Delgado, General Manager of Hotel Arts said, ”We are delighted with the second Michelin star for Enoteca which recognizes the work of the team in the restaurant to continue to strive for excellence each day. We are committed to offering unique gastronomic experiences in the hotel at both Enoteca and Arola”.
In response to Enoteca’s second Michelin Star, Chef Paco Pérez commented: “This second Star is both a great recognition and a responsibility which encourages us to keep working with the same enthusiasm that we have felt since the opening day”.
Enoteca is located on the lobby level of the luxury hotel and is situated on the Olympic Port with views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The restaurant features an extensive wine list with over 600 references and innovative, gourmet cuisine made from the highest quality produce brought in freshly each day. An outdoor terrace is open during the summer months.
The newly awarded Two Michelin Star places Enoteca at the forefront of the highly competitive and world class culinary scene in Barcelona.
Vintage, modern, traditional, romantic or country-style. At Hotel Arts Barcelona, every single detail of the celebration suits the style chosen by the bride and groom.
Hotel Arts is now providing a tailored catering service in Barcelona in which every single detail of the wedding specifically matches the wedding style chosen by the couple, creating an event and scenery that no one can forget. This service applies for weddings celebrated at the hotel as well as those taking place off-site.
Vintage, modern, traditional, romantic or country-style are the five styles that inspired Arts Catering and Arola Catering to create exquisite gastronomic menus.
Arola Catering, led by two Michelin stars Chef Sergi Arola, surprises the bride and groom with a chic cuisine in a pure vintage style. Sergi Arola provides his personal interpretation of the traditional Catalan gastronomy, the famous tapas, but also classics such as Beef Wellington and Marrakech Turbot, an open menu from which to choose a menu tailored to the bride and groom.
Arts Catering, on its side, elaborated menus based on a large selection of Mediterranean dishes, with a focus on quality and exquisite sensibility. Beyond the gastronomy aspect, the design is predominant with ancient vases in carved crystal, antique China porcelain, hanging candelabra, dominance of the golden color and baroque airs in the weddings vintage; while the minimalist décor and color contrast are key in the modern celebrations, which have a lounge area or chill out for the guests. Simplicity is the predominant feature in traditional weddings, while the decoration with rustic accent is surrounded by wood elements, accompanied by simple flowers and natural elements distils a romantic air in the ceremony, typical of celebrations in outdoor environments, surrounded by gardens or nature.
Our prestigious floral designer Donna Stain creates unique and exclusive interior ambiances with her elegant creations.
With this new service, couples can create a very unique wedding reflecting their personality in the atmosphere they were literally dreaming of.