The large, banquet-style table in the centre of the room is great for big, noisy groups. But let's face it, you're in Barcelona: the atmosphere's going to be great anywhere.
Loose, open-necked shirts for him; smart shoulder-revealing dresses for her. With a stylish rooftop bar just a lift ride away, you’ll want your evening attire to take you effortlessly into the night.
A green haven in the heart of the city, tropical plants and potted palms abound in Pulitzer's new Greenhouse Restaurant. Large glass windows enhance the effect of being in a gardener's potting shed and the menu prides itself on market-fresh produce. Organic wines from small vineyards cap of the earthy, bucolic feel. But it's Australian chef Damien Bolger's dishes that really take root: from roasted pork loin with hazelnut vinaigrette in the weekly-changing lunch menu to the a-la-carte offerings of fresh crab for dinner, sourced from Tarragona's nearby Ebro Delta. Space for dessert, though: Catalans don't think about asking for la cuenta until they've sampled the churros – here, served with tonka-bean ice cream.
On winter weekends, the hotel throws on laid-back, afternoon sessions at its sixth-floor Pulitzer Vermut terrace, with cocktails, music, newspapers and blankets, plus a tapas selection of Catalan-style patatas bravas (potatoes), croquetas and more. Come summer, the blankets get thrown off, and the party really gets started, with DJs, bands and acoustic sets drawing a young, fashionable crowd. If you're looking for a more sedate drink, the open-to-all Lobby Bar throws on a mix of lazy couches, delicious cakes and coffees, with cocktails and a chilled-out, Shazam-worthy soundtrack.
The Greenhouse Restaurant serves weekday lunches from 1pm-4pm; dinner 7.30pm-11.30pm (Tuesday-Saturday); the sixth-floor Pulitzer Vermut bar opens on winter weekends (October-April; 12pm-4pm); the Pulitzer Terrace from 6pm-12am (May-September).
Guests can order from a comprehensive menu of snacks and light meals between 7am and midnight.