Need to know
145, including 13 suites.
Noon, but can be later by arrangement. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $226.75 (€185), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.48 per person per night on check-out.
Rates exclude breakfast (from €26 a person) and soft drinks and snacks (replenished daily) from the minibar.
At the hotel
24-hour room service, library, laundry service, fitness centre, conference rooms, daily newspapers, airport transfer, WiFi in public areas. In rooms: LCD TV, CD/DVD players, minibar.
Our favourite rooms
The Superior rooms are very spacious. Bigger still are the Master and Grand Suites – the latter more than 60sq m. Both offer 40” LCD screens and come with freebie goodies: Cava, chocs, and the hotel’s own guidebook to the city. Loft Suites offer mouth-watering views of the Roman walls, while the smaller City rooms occupy the corners of the building and offer the best panoramas of the city (the clue’s in the name).
The roof-top infinity pool perches at the summit of the city, offering an unrivalled view of Barcelona from the sleek wooden sun loungers.
A handful of tomes on art history and architecture for swotting up on Barcelona’s gorgeous historic buildings and sounding authoritative about Picasso; plenty of euros for splashing out on the Ramblas, the city’s most famous shopping street.
Massages can be arranged.
An extra bed can be added to Suites and Junior Suites for €100 a night; free cots are available for under-twos, in all rooms except some Standard rooms Babysitting can be arranged too.
Solar panels on the roof cut down on wasted energy; all food is locally produced.