Set on a plain rising gently from the sea to a range of wooded hills, Barcelona is Spain’s most cosmopolitan city and one of the Mediterranean's busiest ports. Restaurants, bars and clubs are always packed, as is the seaside in summer. The city's avant-garde chefs whip up a storm that has even the French reaching for superlatives. It has a amusing past: from Roman town it passed to medieval trade juggernaut, and its old centre constitutes one of the greatest concentrations of Gothic architecture in Europe. Beyond this core are some of the world's more bizarre buildings: surreal spectacles capped by Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Familia church. Barcelona has been breaking ground in art, architecture and style since the late 19th century.
HOTEL MELIA BARCELONA 5*
- PLAZA CATALUÑA 3,5KM
The fully renovated Melia Barcelona is a luxury city hotel with a strategic location in the financial, cultural and commercial heart of the city of Barcelona. Only a few minutes from Avenida Diagonal, the Paseo de Gracia and the Football Club Barcelona Camp Nou, it is the perfect choice both for business and leisure travellers. Near the stops for the tourist bus, the hotel is also located in one of the city’s main cultural and entertainment districts. Melia Barcelona is certified as a Biosphere Hotel by the RTI (Responsible Tourism Institute), an organisation supported by UNESCO.
CAPACITY 333 rooms
MEETING ROOMS YES
MELIA ROOM: Elegant, modern and luminous rooms measuring 27 m2, completely equipped for enjoying the maximum comfort in centre city Barcelona. The Meliá rooms are spaces designed for living and working. All rooms feature free (WiFi) Internet access. Functional chambers featuring modern furniture, high-quality fabrics, complete bathroom with marble finishing, modern writing desk with laptop jack, 32” flatscreen LCD TV… Maximum capacity: 2 adults
THE LEVEL ROOM: Elegant and modern rooms located in privileged areas of the Hotel. These ample and luminous rooms measuring approximately 27 m 2 are located from the 14th to the 16th floors of the building; this location allows them to offer panoramic exterior views of centre city Barcelona. The services and facilities of the Meliá rooms are complemented by a complete package of services and features The Level. Maximum capacity: 2 adults
HOTEL MAJESTIC 5*
- Centrally located
- PLAZA CATALUÑA 1 KM
Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona was built in 1918 and provides ultimate luxury, renowned quality of service and prime location in the center of Passeig de Gràcia. Surrounded by fine brand shopping (Chanel, Armani, etc.), historical Gaudi masterpieces and outdoor restaurants, cafés and tapas bars, the Majestic is only 10 minutes walk to Plaza Catalunya and the popular Rambla. Its privileged location allows the corporate traveler to combine business and pleasure at the same time without any waste of time. The leisure traveler will find the main attractions to visit within walking distance.
CAPACITY 274 rooms
MEETING ROOMS YES
DELUXE ROOM: Fully refurbished rooms decorated in a new style featuring lots of natural light and a perfectly harmonious combination of colours, textures and materials. These Deluxe rooms provide clients with a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere and all manner of small details that mark the difference. They have all the equipment and services that can guarantee maximum comfort to our clients.
DELUXE URBAN ROOM: Fully refurbished rooms with fantastic views over Barcelona and offering a welcoming, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere with a perfectly harmonious blend between natural light, colours and Classical fittings. Even the smallest details have been taken care of in these Deluxe Urban rooms that also feature the best equipment and services in order to guarantee our clients' complete satisfaction.
HOTEL CONDES DE BARCELONA 4*
- Centrally located
- PLAZA CATALUÑA 1 KM
The 4-star-hotel is ideally located on the Paseo de Gracia, in the heart of modernist Barcelona, opposite the famous Gaudi building “La Pedrera”, a few minutes walk from Plaza Cataluña and the historic city centre. The hotel occupies two former nineteenth century palaces. The restaurant and catering service is under the management of the chef Martin Beresategui, three stars holders.
CAPACITY 235 rooms
MEETING ROOMS YES
CLASSIC ROOM: Comfortable rooms elegantly decorated to create a welcoming atmosphere. Their size is approximately 25 m2. They have views to the outside or over a pretty Eixample courtyard. Some have a small balcony.
DESIGN ROOM: Newly-constructed rooms all located in the centre building in a brand new wing of the hotel, which stand out for their contemporary design, brightness and the addition of the latest technology. Their size is approximately 25 m2. They have views to the outside or over a pretty Eixample courtyard.
PROPOSED ACCOMMODATION NEAR BARCELONA FORUM
HOTEL FRONT MARITIM 4****
Set 100 metres from Barcelona’s Nova Mar Bella Beach, Front Maritim offers free Wi-Fi and a gym with sauna. The Fòrum and CCIB Convention Centre is within a 15-minute walk. Rooms at the Hotel Front Maritim are modern and functional. They all include a TV and a selection of pillows, while bathrooms come with a hairdryer and amenities. The Front Maritim’s restaurant serves a wide range of modern Mediterranean cuisine. The hotel also holds regular wine-tasting evenings. Hotel Front Maritim is 700 metres from the shops and restaurants of Diagonal Mar Shopping Centre. Selva de Mar Metro Station is within a 10-minute walk, and nearby bus stops offer regular links to Barcelona city centre.
CAPACITY 177 rooms
HOTEL AC BARCELONA FORUM 4****
Hotel Barcelona Forum is located opposite Diagonal Mar Shopping Centre, at the end of Avenida Diagonal. It offers a free gym, spa, rooftop pool and modern rooms with Mediterranean Sea views. All stylish rooms come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, Wi-Fi connection and minibar. The private bathrooms have a bathrobe and hairdryer. The hotel’s restaurant offers healthy Mediterranean food. There is also a smaller restaurant with fantastic sea views, as well as a café, which serves tapas. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and there is a safe in reception. AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott fitness centre has a sauna, hot tub and Turkish baths. Massage services are also available for an extra charge. The hotel is 500 metres from Maresme Metro Station. From here you can reach Passeig de Gràcia in central Barcelona in 15 minutes. Barcelona Airport is 19 km away.
CAPACITY 368 rooms
HOTEL BARCELONA PRINCESS 4****
Barcelona Princess is a 10-minute walk from the beach in the city’s Forum area. It offers wonderful views, a free Wi-Fi zone, free sauna and a gym. Rooms at the Barcelona Princess are elegant and bright. Each has contemporary décor. All rooms have satellite TV and offer free drinks from the minibar. The hotel has a Mediterranean restaurant and 2 stylish bars, including a relaxed poolside bar with panoramic views. All guests have free access to the 2 heated outdoor pools. The one on the 23rd floor offers spectacular sea views. The hotel is set on Avenida Diagonal, next to Diagonal Mar Shopping Centre. The tour bus stops in front of the Barcelona Princess and Maresme Forum Metro Station is 100 metres away. Plaza de Catalunya and Las Ramblas can be reached in 15 minutes, by Metro or bus.
CAPACITY 364 rooms
HOTEL DIAGONAL ZERO 4****
Hotel Diagonal Zero is opposite Barcelona’s Forum Convention Centre, and a 5-minute walk from the beach. It has a spa and gym, and a rooftop pool and bar with spectacular views. There is free access to the hotel gym. The spa includes a Turkish bath and Finnish sauna. Beauty and massage treatments are available at a surcharge. Reservations of 3 nights or more for January or February include 1 day's free spa access. All air-conditioned rooms at the Diagonal Zero have flat-screen satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and a laptop safe. The soundproofed rooms have facilities to connect iPods, MP3 players and PCs. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities. There is a touch-screen control for lights and temperature. The private bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer, and bathrobes and slippers can be provided upon request. The Echo Healthy Restaurant & Food Boutique offers delicious healthy cuisine. There is also a delicatessen and 24-hour room service. There is a tram stop just outside the hotel. Metro, bus and tourist bus stops are located within a few minutes’ walk.
CAPACITY 262 rooms
SUGGESTED VISITS AND EXCURSIONS
HD CLASSIC BARCELONA: SIGHTSEEING TOUR & SPANISH VILLAGE
DURATION 4h. approx.
Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities of Spain and this classic tour gives you a quick overview of its main highlights. Explore Via Laietana, the Cathedral and its cloister, Gothic Quarter, Plaça Sant Jaume (Generalitat and Town Hall). You will continue on to the Villa Olímpica (athletes residential complex during the Olympics) and the Port Olímpic (Olympic harbor), which you will tour on foot. Afterwards you will ascend Montjuïc Mountain, which offers a panoramic view of the city and harbor. Tour the Olympic Stadium, Palau Sant Jordi and Calatrava Tower. We will proceed to Poble Espanyol, built in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition as the pavilion dedicated to art. It is one of the few monuments that belonged to an International Exhibition that can still be visited. From the beginning, it was conceived as a real "village" in the middle of a city, with a surface area of 49,000 m2. The aim was to give an idea of what might be an "ideal model" of a Spanish village containing the main characteristics of all towns and villages in the peninsula. For this reason, 117 buildings, streets and squares were reproduced to scale. Here you will also be able to taste Catalan Cava, the renowned local sparkling wine.
HD CLASSIC BARCELONA: SIGHTSEEING TOUR & SAGRADA FAMILIA
DURATION 4h. approx.
Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities of Spain and this classic tour gives you a quick overview of its main highlights. Explore Via Laietana, the Cathedral and its cloister, Gothic Quarter, Plaça Sant Jaume (Generalitat and Town Hall). You will continue on to the Villa Olímpica (athletes residential complex during the Olympics) and the Port Olímpic (Olympic harbor), which you will tour on foot. Afterwards you will ascend Montjuïc Mountain, which offers a panoramic view of the city and harbor. Tour the Olympic Stadium, Palau Sant Jordi and Calatrava Tower. We will proceed to Sagrada Familia is one of the most visited buildings in the world. We will visit the astonishing interior of this church, where vaults reach seventy meters. Antoni Gaudí designed a Latin cross plan with five aisles, extremely rich in ornamentation and symbolism. We will also visit Sagrada Familia museum, where you will see drawings, plaster models and pictures about the history and development of this basilica from its early beginnings to the present day. The museum will also give valuable information about Antoni Gaudi´s life and career.
MONTSERRAT Y CAVAS FREIXENET / CODORNIU OR SIMILAR
DURATION 8 h. approx.
After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters). Next, visit
the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. The Royal Basilica has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain for hundreds of years. On some days the children's choir sings in the monastery at midday, and so you may be fortunate enough to catch one of their delightful performances. The price includes a taste of 4 typical liquors of Montserrat and entrance free to Audiovisual “Montserrat Portes Endins”. The visit will proceed to the Freixenet cava cellars. The guided tour at Freixenet begins with a brief audiovisual presentation of the history of a family business. This is followed by a visit to the old part of the cellars, built in 1922. Here, the house guides will personally explain the process of cava production and will give advice on serving and drinking this sparkling beverage. Visitors will board a small train to travel through part of the 20 km of underground cava cellars. At the end of this journey, visitors arrive at the tasting room where they can taste the different cavas of the Freixenet range. The visit finishes at the “Dolores Ferrer” store where visitors will have the chance to acquire many articles relating to the world of cava and wine.
GIRONA + FIGUERES + DALI
DURATION 9h. approx.
One day excursions from Barcelona to Girona and Figueres. Girona has the charm of a large city without the crowds. A very human-sized city to discover by strolling around with eyes wide open. Is especially renowned for being home to one of Europe’s best-preserved Jewish quarters. We will proceed the journey till Figueres in time to visit the Teatro Museum Dali. The museum was inaugurated in 1974 upon the remains of the former Figueres theatre. It contains the broadest range of works spanning the artistic career of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), from his earliest artistic experiences and his surrealist creations down to the works of the last years of his life.
CAVAS FREIXENET / CODORNIU OR SIMILAR AND SITGES
DURATION 8 h. approx.
Do you want to immerse yourself in the magical world of cava? We invite you to visit the Freixenet cava cellars. The guided tour at Freixenet begins with a brief audiovisual presentation of the history of a family business. This is followed by a visit to the old part of the cellars, built in 1922. Here, the house guides will personally explain the process of cava production and will give advice on serving and drinking this sparkling beverage. Visitors will board a small train to travel through part of the 20 km of underground cava cellars. At the end of this journey, visitors arrive at the tasting room where they can taste the different cavas of the Freixenet range. The visit finishes at the “Dolores Ferrer” store where visitors will have the chance to acquire many articles relating to the world of cava and wine. Very close to Barcelona, we find Sitges, one of the most picturesque villages on the Catalan coast. With the Garraf massif as a backdrop, Sitges is one of the favourite destinations for tourists visiting Catalonia. Its microclimate, with almost 300 days of sun per year, seventeen beaches, an attractive range of cultural opportunities and its exceptional cuisine and shopping options make it the perfect choice for enjoying the Mediterranean coast.
The Masia Can Portell was built in 1917 in the architectural style of the period, which now contrasts with a completely remodelled, modern interior, with over 1,700 m2 at your disposal. The lounges, on three different floors, are arranged for holding all sorts of celebrations, banquets, and business meetings. At our restaurant, one can sample the most exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, prepared by our Chef.
MAS DE SANT LLEI
Mas de Sant Llei is a private Villa for the celebration of all kinds of social events, cultural and business. We provide you our customer service and MICE department, an expert time who will assist you in organizing your event as expected. It is located 45 minuts drive from Girona airport, 55 minuts from Barcelona airport and 20 minutes from Barcelona city centre
EL XALET DE MONTJUIC
The restaurant Montjuïc El Xalet, unique in Barcelona, is placed on the emblematic mountain of Montjuïc, called the ‘Jewish Mount’, at the 31 of Miramar Avenue. With its spectacular views of Barcelona, the restaurant, which was inaugurated in 2004, is located next to the swimming pools of the 1992 Olympic Games, and in front of the funicular and the singular telepheric that carries to the top of the mountain and to Montjuïc’s castle. Its exquisite decorations, makes Montjuïc El Xalet a privileged place for its clients. With a window of big dimensions that allows watching the mesenteries of the restaurant’s kitchens, it combines the warm style with modern and elegant touches. Proof of it is its great panoramic terrace and a spinning room from where it is possible to enjoy of spectacular views, together with private lounges. Mediterranean and Catalan dishes with author's touches, respecting the traditional flavours and the raw materials.
Esferic is a unique alternative in Barcelona. Its elegant and original spaces, equipped with the latest technology in the midst of nature are perfect for any kind of event. This place must be rented and catering has to be calculated. Above you will find prices and information.