The Experience

El Palace Hotel

First opened in 1919 with a neo-classical façade and grand public areas, has been totally refurbished and opened again in late 2009 as a renovated grand luxury hotel. Considered Barcelona’s most iconic hotel for over 90 years, the works have preserved the classic spirit that has always characterized this luxury property, distinguished as a symbol of the hotel tradition and considered nowadays as the only Luxury Classic Hotel in the city. A new room design, a soft interior re-decoration of public areas and lounges and the realignment and optimization of the architectural infrastructure enhance the beauty, majesty and luxury of our Hotel like in the 20’s.

Location: Set in the heart of the city center, close to Paseo de Gracia and Las Ramblas and in the most prestigious shopping area, it is surrounded by boulevards, boutiques and main attractions like main Gaudi buildings and the Gothic Area. Well connected with all the public transportations in the city, it will take only 30minutes to arrive by car to the airport and 15minutes to the port (subject to traffic conditions).

Accommodation: The hotel reopened with 125 new luxury rooms, 42 of them being Suites and Junior Suites, fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology. They are all decorated with the elegant, renowned style of our own brand of classic luxury that predefines the hotel. Keeping original fire places and integrating modern electronic devices perfectly within the room, combined with the most contemporary style in the bathrooms which are decored with wengue stone or cream marble colours. Some of them can be connected for families stays, and adapted for handicapped people to fulfill all of our customers needs.

The original touch is found at our restored rooms with Roman Bath, which integrate the typical ancient Roman Baths decored with different colour mosaics and at the exclusive Presidential Salvador Dali Suite, where the designer Jaime Beristain has incorporated the refinement you expect from an establishment with the history and the prestige of El Palace. Being the Suite where the illustrious artist Salvador Dali lived, it offers 150 – 1615ft decored with delicately restored antiques, desks and ashlars from the Nineteenth Century, Chinnoisserie cupboard and silver objects belonging to the private and historic hotel’s collection. It has been the Suite for renowned personalities along the history.

Gastronomy: There is a wide gastronomic offer of the most outstanding quality, in line with the hotel’s values and which offers an international and delicious cuisine in intimate ambiences. The Caelis Restaurant (opened Tue-Sat), by Chef Romain Fornell and awarded with a Michelin Star is part of El Palace, with a full offer of top-class inventive food, inspired by French nouvelle cuisine and modern catalan food. Clients can also enjoy our 19/NINETEEN Restaurant, newly decorated in the style of a Parisian brasserie, for a delicious meal with plenty of organic choices and Mediterranean favourites. It is daily opened with continuous service all day long, and it is a must to taste the typical Spanish tapas menu as well as the elegant “typical British” afternoon tea. Located at the Hall of the hotel there is the emblematic cocktail bar Rien de Rien, opened from Tuesday until Saturday with refined cocktails offer and live music every night.

Mayan Spa: El Palace has launched the Mayan Luxury Spa and Fitness Room, a unique spa with a Temazcal Prehispanic Sauna, with domed structure emulating the womb and volcanic stones, exclusive in Europe. All the spa is inspired in the Maya Culture of Mexico, and it becomes the ideal place where body, mind and soul are blended together. Rituals, sounds and traditional Maya treatments are combined with the exclusive cosmethic of Anne Semonin making your experience an unforgettable moment. Please check rates and availability at our website.

Services: El Palace Hotel Barcelona offers its guests a wide variety of services to cater to their every need: special requests, private transfer service and a pillow menu, to name but a few of the many we detail below.

Private Transfer – El Palace offers you a luxury transfer service ( Mercedes Benz) with private chauffer for maximum comfort. Please
ask rates with our concierge desk.

Business Center – Our Business Center provides guests with continuous, no-charge access to Internet, printers and stationery
throughout their stay.

Housekeeping – Housekeeping Service 24 hours a day. Laundry Services: Same-day dry-cleaning and laundry services are available
seven days a week.

Concierge Desk – Our concierge team is entirely dedicated to your every desire, to make your stay at El Palace unforgettable.
Members of the Clefs d’Or (Golden Keys), they can achieve the seemingly impossible. Each Concierge at El Palace Hotel is a member
of the Les Clefs d’Or.

Internet Access – Complimentary high speed Wifi navigation throughout the Hotel.
Express Check in Check out – El Palace Hotel has at your disposal Express Check in and Express Check out service upon previous
Parking – El Palace Hotel has a parking at your disposal.
Special Room Decorations for anniversaries, Romantic Getaways, etc. Please ask rates and different possibilities

Meetings & Events: El Palace is the home to Barcelona’s most exclusive halls, available to all those looking for an exceptional, unique setting in the heart of the city. El Palace guarantees your event will exceed all expectations, held in a setting designed to ensure the success of every meeting.

Wedding & Celebrations: El Palace Hotel is the dreamlike environment to make your special day a memorable one. Every single detail is taken into account to create the most emblemathic, romantic or exclusive ambience for your wedding or celebration. We will offer the best venues and exquisite menus to fullfill your wonderful day.

The hotel has five venue spaces specially equipped to cater to your every need:

Gran Via meeting room: the most impressive of our function spaces, overlooking the Gran Via, one of Barcelona’s most famous
avenues. It is the perfect symbol of the hotel’s luxurious splendour, with opulent décor, sumptuous fabrics, gilt and rugs inpired by
the XIX Century.

Dalí Room: named after world-renowned artist Salvador Dalí, who made El Palace Hotel his home during a period of his life, offers a
welcoming, refined space that is decorated mostly in a beige palette.
The Parrilla Room: Famous for its paintings, donated and painted by local artists – as a way of paying their bills.

Rubí and Topacio Rooms: Two Twin rooms ideal for corporate meetings & private dining. Opulent interiors in crimson and gold.
The Garden: El Palace’s hidden gem, offering an open and green with elegant black and white checkered tiled floor, and wrocked iron Guests Receive:

  • For 2014 & 2015
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
    • served in Garden Room (a special supplement of 14 Euro per person is offered for Buffet Breakfast, tax included)
  • Guest choice of:
    • per stay (valid for use at Nineteen Restaurant, Garden Room, Room Service or Minibar only)
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay
    • per stay (valid for use at Nineteen Restaurant, Garden Room, Room Service or Minibar only)
  • OR
  • $100 USD Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (valid for spa treatments of 50 minutes or longer at Mayan Spa). Not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full.
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