Hotel Arts Barcelona

The largest hotel in the city is also the tallest building in Spain. Despite having almost 500 guest rooms, it maintains a calm and relaxed ambience. Over 1,000 works of art are displayed the walls, and the hotel also has acres of marble and plenty of greenery. Its outdoor areas enjoy sea breezes. The hotel attracts a 50/50 split of business and leisure travelers.

Hotel Arts Barcelona

Amenity highlights: The design hotel has a fitness center with extensive facilities and an outdoor swimming pool with spa tub. Business facilities include a total of 14 function rooms. The largest, the Gran Salo Gaudi, is the largest ballroom space in the city. The Bar Marina and Café Veranda both offer light Mediterranean cuisine and the chance to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine in summer.

Insider tip: On Saturdays guided tours of the hotel’s extensive art collection are available. The one hour tours explore the largely Spanish works and end with afternoon tea complete with a live harp accompaniment.

ADDRESS

Ptg Marine 19-21
Barcelona, 08025
Spain & Canary Islands

web: www.hotelartsbarcelona.com

Nearest major airport:
Barcelona, Spain (BCN-Barcelona International Airport)

DINING

Bar Marina – This open-air informal restaurant is only open in the summer. On the menu are pizzas that are cooked in a wood-fired oven in the open kitchen. Other options include grilled meat, fish and salad. Bar Marina also offers a range of freshly squeezed fruit juices.

Café Veranda – Breakfasts are buffet style, as is lunch with hot and cold dishes available. No dinner service. Sunday brunches are becoming something of a Barcelona institution with a variety of chefs on hand to create a smorgasbord of hot and cold dishes. An outdoor terrace area is open only in the summer months.

LOCATION HIGHLIGHTS

Marina nearby
In city center
Convention center nearby
Full-service health spa nearby
On beach
In entertainment district
Water nearby

NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST

Olympic Port and beaches – one block
Museum of Modern Art – 0.5 kilometers (0.25 miles)
Old Port – 1 kilometer (0.5 miles)
Picasso Museum – 1 kilometer (0.5 miles)
Cathedral – 1.5 kilometers (1 mile)
City History Museum– 1.5 kilometers (1 mile)
Old Town – 1.5 kilometers (1 mile)
La Ramblas – 1.5 kilometers (1 mile)
La Sagrada Familia and Gaudi Museum – 2 kilometers (1 mile)
Maritime Museum – 2 kilometers (1 mile)
Passeig de Gracia – 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles)
Montjuic – 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles)
Park Guell – 6 kilometers (4 miles)
Nou Camp Stadium and the Museum of Football – 6 kilometers (4 miles)
Barcelona International Airport El Prat de Llobregat (BCN): Approximate driving time is 20 minutes and distance is 16 miles (10 kilometers).

Trains and yellow and black taxi cabs are available for transfer from the airport to the center of Barcelona. The Aerobus also serves terminals A and B and takes passengers to Plaza Catalunya and Plaza Espanya in central Barcelona.

The extensive underground train system (the Metro) connects the hotel with the rest of central Barcelona with most journeys taking less than 20 minutes. The Metro station closest to the hotel is Ciutadella Vila Olimpica. The hotel can give advice on local bus services and order yellow and black taxi cabs on request.

Driving directions from Barcelona Airport: Take the C246 toward Barcelona. Turn off to the right onto the Ronda Litoral. Keep to the right side for about 6 miles or 10 km. Take Exit 22, Marina-Port Olimpic. Keep right, and the hotel is located about 500 yards on the right after the second set of traffic lights.

POLICIES

Tax of 7% is not included in the price but will be added at the time of payment.
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaways and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Small pets only
Check-in time is 3 PM
Check-out time is Noon

PROPERTY AMENITIES

The hotel’s fitness center features sauna, steam room and massage services, as well as a range of fitness equipment. The outdoor swimming pool and spa tub are open year round but the pool is not heated.

The hotel has a range of 14 function rooms. The largest, the Gran Salo Gaudi, is the largest ballroom space in the city. The team behind the conference facilities is very flexible and a myriad of events can be organized, from large conferences and exhibitions, through to private parties and weddings. The latest audio-visual technology is also available.

See a list of property amenities
Marina on site
Poolside bar
Spa tub
Steam room
Full-service health spa
Technology helpdesk
Fitness equipment
Room service (24 hours)
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Bar/lounge
Parking (surcharge)
Conference room(s)
Meeting rooms (small groups)
Business center
Audio-visual equipment
Secretarial services
Safe-deposit box – front desk
24-hour front desk
Doorman/doorwoman
Multilingual staff
Beauty services
Hair salon
Babysitting or child care (in room, surcharge)
Currency exchange
Dry cleaning service
Patio
Grocery
Casino on site
Air-conditioned public areas
Swimming pool – outdoor
Spa services on site
Massage – treatment room(s)
Sauna
Concierge desk
Complimentary newspapers in lobby
Health club
Coffee shop or café
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Parking (valet)
Exhibit space
Event catering
Ballroom(s)
Banquet facilities
Cell phone/mobile rental
Computer rental
Number of rooms: 482
Porter/bellhop
Security guard
Medical assistance available
Translation services
Shopping on site
Tour assistance
Laundry facilities
Coffee in lobby
Barbecue grill(s)
Shoe shine
Elevator/lift
Wedding services

RECREATION

The outdoor swimming pool and spa tub are open year round but the pool is not heated. The Mediterranean Sea is just in front of the hotel. There are beaches where a range of watersports are available in summer months. The Olympic Port is also by the hotel with its own marina.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

Golf – miniature nearby
Snorkeling nearby
Swimming on site
Water skiing nearby
Boat launch nearby
Running track/path nearby
Racquetball/squash nearby
Bicycle rentals on site
Helicopter/airplane sightseeing nearby
Fishing nearby
Golfing nearby
Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Sailing nearby
Motor boating nearby
Windsurfing nearby
Aerobics on site
Tennis nearby
Hiking/biking trails nearby
Skydiving nearby
Playground nearby

ROOM AMENITIES

Internet access – high speed
Cable/satellite TV
Pay movies
Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Separate sitting area
Air conditioning
Blackout drapes
Multi-line phone
Voice mail
Wake-up calls
Turndown service
Bathrobes
Hair dryer
Massage – available in room
Bidet
Handheld shower
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Desk
Cribs (infant beds) available
Premium TV channel(s)
VCR
CD player
Premium bedding
Climate control
Soundproofed rooms
Complimentary newspaper
Internet access – surcharge
Minibar
Housekeeping (daily)
Private bathroom
Complimentary toiletries
Bathroom telephone
Slippers
Extra towels/bedding in room
Electronic/magnetic keys
In-room safe
Rollaway beds
Smoking rooms

ROOMS

This hotel has 482 guestrooms, decorated in either blue or beige with light wood furniture. Large windows bring in plenty of natural light. Bathrooms have separate bath tubs and showers. All deluxe rooms have views of the Mediterranean Sea or back towards the city.