Since Barcelona was declared the host city for the GSMA Mobile World Congress in 2011, tourism has been steadily increasing in this Mediterranean waterfront city. In 2017, Barcelona reached a staggering 80 million visitors per year, and predictions are calling for even more in the next coming years. 2018 was a huge year for Barcelona, with over 5 new hotels popping up all over the city. In 2019, even more brand new Barcelona hotels are expected to take the city by surprise and give the current hotel scene a run for its money! Here are the top new Barcelona hotels, updated for 2019.
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The first of the new hotels in Barcelona is located directly in the heart of the city, with views of one of Barcelona's most iconic landmarks - the Santa Caterina Market. This 100-room hotel has just recently opened its doors in the summer 2018, and makes for one of the most luxurious hot spots in the city. The Edition Barcelona offers a gorgeous signature restaurant, club, and bespoke cocktail bar, as well as an outdoor rooftop pool and fitness centre. After nearly a year of being open, The Edition Barcelona still has so much left to be discovered by both locals and foreigners alike.
Bar Veraz - The reception is connected to the all-day kitchen, preparing signature cocktails, serving local vermouth and beer, and a wide selection of over 30 wines! Not to mention, you can eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this stunning hotel bar.
CABARET - This is a truly one-of-a-kind experience to be had in Barcelona. As you might have imagined, CABARET offers an exhilarating supper club experience complete with a dinner and show provided by the famous Ibiza entertainment company, Manumission. Enjoy a monochromatic tasting menu prepared by the famous chef Sebastián Mazzola (chef of Bar Veraz, as well) who has gained world-wide fame for his flavourful and creative dishes. To finish off a spectacular evening of entertainment, CABARET finishes off the night with a DJ set.
The Roof at The Edition Barcelona - This rooftop is without a doubt one of the most spectacular in the city, offering views of the Santa Caterina Market and overlooking the famous neighbourhood, El Born. Imagine kicking back on a lounge chair in the Barcelona sunshine, drinking a freshly-made smoothie or juice, and enjoying some of the best views in town. That's a pretty accurate depiction of what you'll experience at The Roof at The Edition Barcelona.
Insider tip- The geniuses behind The Edition Barcelona have opened a clandestine punch room where you can have a glass of punch, play pool, and enjoy the private comfort of this hidden space within the hotel. Will you be able to find it?
The Hotel Rec opened its doors in January 2018, and has been buzzing ever since. It boasts an incredible location, just steps from the famous Arc de Triomf, as well as the gorgeous Ciutadella Park. The rooftop offers spectacular views of the city, a swimming pool, and a relaxing space to enjoy their delicious breakfast. This adults-only hotel is already off to a promising start, and they’ve only just opened! The Núñez y Navarro Group guarantees a unique, enjoyable, and above all, comfortable experience while staying in any of their hotels in Barcelona. This 91-room hotel offers daily activities for you to enjoy Barcelona, the city that they're so proud of.
REC Lounge - The 7th-floor rooftop lounge is the place to be in the Hotel REC. As Hotel REC is an adults-only space, you can enjoy their rooftop pool and solarium in peace without children running or screaming. The lounge offers their guests an incredible space to enjoy breakfast from 7:00-11:00, a hot spot for cocktails in the afternoon, and even a great place to enjoy live music they occasionally host.
Rooftop Breakfast at the Hotel REC
Fismuler Restaurant - At every great hotel, there should be a great restaurant, right? At the new Barcelona Hotel REC, you'll find one of Barcelona's most heavily-recommended restaurants by food critics all over the city. From the famous Spanish "tortilla," to the homemade cheesecake, the Barcelona Fismuler Restaurant is a must-try restaurant.
Insider tip - Hotel Rec is affiliated with the famous Hotel 1898 located in the heart of the Gothic Neighbourhood and along the famous street Les Rambles. Within the NN Group, you'll also find the local favourite, The Corner, which many use as a local co-working and meeting location.
Motel One has been in Barcelona exactly one year, and they’ve been filling up since January 2018! Just a stone’s throw from the Ciutadella Park and a 20 minute walk to the beach, the location is just one of the many perks of this hotel. The Motel One brand is completely reshaping the concept of “motels” and offering tastefully-designed rooms starting from just 79€ a night. This brand new Barcelona hotel is proving that enjoyable accommodation experiences don’t have to come at a high price. Not to mention, their breakfast buffet with organic and fair-trade coffee is truly one of the best in the city.
The Rooftop - The Motel One rooftop is certainly something to boast about. With its proximity to the zoo and the Ciutadella Park, the Motel One Rooftop offers an incredible view with even more incredible cocktails.
The Artwork - Motel One has teamed up with local artists and illustrators to create a truly spectacular interior design, such as furniture custom-made by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, or some of the brightly-coloured murals created by the talented illustrator Lara Costafred.
Details in the Motel One Barcelona Hotel
Insider tip- This hotel offers 602 affordable rooms to help you enjoy your stay in a central location without breaking the bank.
The One Rooftop Dining
Home to one of the most breathtaking rooftop bars in Barcelona – Mood Rooftop – this new hotel opened in 2017 but still remains undiscovered to many. The One is part of the H10 Hotels Group, offers 89 rooms total, and is located in the heart of the Eixample neighbourhood in Barcelona. What's more, the rooftop at this new Barcelona hotel offers some of the most gorgeous sunsets in Barcelona. Nominated for "Best urban hotel in Spain" by Condé Nast Traveler, The One Barcelona is certainly a 5* hotel that you don't want to miss.
Mood Rooftop - This gorgeous rooftop bar and restaurant has gained a reputation for offering some of the tastiest rooftop bites in the city. During the winter months they make the most of their rooftop and offer an indulgent Swiss fondue experience from the 17th of January through the 3rd of March. The normal hours for enjoying this rooftop are from 11am-6pm starting on April 3rd, 2019.
Somni Restaurant - If you're in the mood for good food, great service, and fine-dining, this restaurant is a great option for all of you who seek upscale experiences. From fresh seafood, to duck-stuffed cannelloni, this restaurant has delicious options for expensive tastes.
Despacio Spa – the ultimate relaxation spot which includes a Finnish sauna, and daily massages and facial treatments.
Insider tip - If you can't afford the hotel The One, check out some of their gorgeous 4-star hotels distributed throughout the city, like the central H10 Urquinaona.
Azimouth Rooftop Bar by Almanac Barcelona
The Almanac Barcelona opened its doors in November 2017 but celebrated their official grand opening just last month. This immaculately designed hotel offers 61 rooms and 30 suites, all by the skillful hand of Jamie Beriestain. Each room has been carefully arranged with painstaking attention to detail. All of the rooms in this new Barcelona hotel offer custom-made king-sized or twin beds, as well as a complimentary minibar so you can enjoy the height of luxury.
The Azimuth Rooftop- The rooftop offers a relaxing lounge, as well as a swimming pool and full cocktail bar. With bold red and white accents splashed throughout the decoration and furniture, as well as white and grey marble flooring, you'll begin to relax and enjoy the refined atmosphere after your first sip of local red wine. Best of all, the wine and vermouth list are quite extensive, and not to mention, very affordable!
Línia - This 5-star restaurant has already established quite a name for itself in Barcelona, and the food is of the highest quality. From tasting menus, to detailed menus of the day, you'll be able to savour every scrumptious bite of the beautiful dishes prepared by the talented chefs.
Insider tip - with room for up to 14 people, the private dining rooms within the Línia restaurant offer an exclusive space to enjoy special dinner parties.
H10 is slowly but surely taking over the 4-star hotel scene in Barcelona and throughout Spain, and we can't say we're surprised. With 15 hotels in Barcelona alone and 50+ hotels throughout Spain and its various islands, the H10 group offer trendy hotels with gorgeous rooms, with central locations, and all the amenities you could need at reasonable prices. The H10 installed its latest and greatest addition to the group, the H10 Madison, with 101 beautiful rooms just a minute away from the famous Barcelona Cathedral and Barcelona's historic neighbourhoods, the Gothic and the Born. The Madison is located in a completely rehabilitated building that dates back to 1928, and thanks to the genius work of Lázaro Rosa-Violán, they've maintained some of the most intricate details from the original building.
The Avenue - Located on the bottom floor of the hotel, you can enjoy some of the finest cocktails and tapas in the area, at this restaurant and bar. Not to mention, they offer an INCREDIBLE breakfast buffet with carefully-selected produce and high-quality ingredients.
H10 Hotel Madison Barcelona Rooftop Terrace with Swimming Pool
Terrassa del Gòtic Rooftop- The hotel culture here in Barcelona heavily encourages enjoying views of the city, having drinks by the rooftop pools, and enjoying the delicious warm summer nights in the city. The hotel rooftop at the H10 Madison offers panoramic views of the city and the Barcelona cathedral, and a heated swimming pool so you can enjoy outside of the hot summer nights.
Insider tip - Want to stay close to the Barcelona beaches? The H10 group has recently just done renovations in their H10 Marina Hotel, with 235 hotel rooms, a newly refurbished and ultra-stylish Bar La Llum with a gorgeous outdoor terrace, and a newly-renovated in-house restaurant, Dionissos.
This luxurious hotel was recently renovated in 2018, and is ideal for meetings, corporate events, and an overall luxury experience. The Sofia Hotel offers 465 guest rooms total distributed over 17 floors, all of which are decorated with modern design, and 18 of which are designer suites. There are multiple spaces to dine, get drinks, a delicious cup of coffee, and even enjoy an evening show with dinner. Not to mention, the hotel comes with a complete fitness room and a luxurious spa, but what else would expect from this gorgeous new 5-star Barcelona hotel?
SOFIA Be So Gastronomic Restaurant - For the refined palate, the culinary experience here is nothing short of spectacular. The restaurant prepares classic dishes with modern reinterpretations that will make your mouth water instantly, like their "Poulet cooked two ways with truffle sauce and raclette cheese" or the "Rack of suckling lamb with Kalamata olive waffle and jus". OK, we're already drooling.
Sofia Be So Restaurant
SOFIA OASIS Wellness & Spa- The Oasis will take you directly to the shore of the Mediterranean, to a moment in time when you felt calm, relaxed, and rejuvenated by the sea. The Oasis offers a complete water circuit service and 1,100m2 of pure relaxation. They have saunas, steam baths, and exclusive treatments and massages by some of the highest-qualified professionals in the city.
ZUU- After relaxing at the spa all day, you'll be feeling glamorous for an evening of entertainment and delicious food. ZUU takes the dinner show to the next level, with dancers, actors, singers, all to enhance a delicious meal and a strong signature cocktail.
Insider tip - the Sofia Hotel Barcelona has an adorable library-style café and bakery called Philosofia tucked away on the first floor, offering delicious pastries, piping-hot cups of coffee, and a truly enjoyable space to work or read.
The iconic Renaissance Hotel will release 77 completely renovated rooms out of the 211 total. This 5-star hotel is known for being centrally located, between some of Barcelona's most iconic architectural masterpieces, such as the Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, and the famous Passeig de Gracia walking street. Being a Marriott brand hotel, the service is top-notch, the rooms are comfy as can be, and all of their higher-end rooms such as the suites, and luxury guest rooms have been just renovated in March 2019, and have been decorated reflecting the unique and colourful designs of Antoni Gaudí.
Goja Rooftop Experience - During the summer, this rooftop is always filled with events, live music, and great cocktails. If you're looking to get a delicious signature cocktail or a healthy mocktail, this rooftop bar will exceed your expectations and quench your thirst.
Goja Rooftop at the Renaissance Hotel
BRAND NEW Rumbo Restaurant - This brand new restaurant within the hotel has been opened as well in March 2019, and specialises in healthy, wholesome, and flavourful food. Rumbo is dedicated to providing high-quality dishes, incredible signature cocktails, and have a non-stop kitchen ready to satisfy your appetite at all hours of the day. Be sure to try their specialty coffee and beautiful latte-art designs!
Insider Tip - For anyone looking for accommodation for Mobile World Congress, the Renaissance Fira is located just moments from the Barcelona Fira and is one of the most iconic hotels in the area!
Soon the former Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya will undergo renovations to become the brand new Nobu Hotel Barcelona, just a short distance from the famous Plaza d'Espanya. Renovations will be finished by late summer 2019, and this 259-room hotel will soon become a reference point in Barcelona. The Selenta Group has partnered up with famous actor and founder of Nobu Hospitality, Robert De Niro, to open this new establishment in the Eixample neighbourhood of Barcelona.
This new Barcelona hotel will have a restaurant on the 23rd floor which will offer spectacular 360-degree views of the city, as well as a luxury spa, fitness centre, and thoroughly detailed meeting spaces to host corporate events in Barcelona.
Render of Nobu Barcelona Hotel
Insider tip - The Nobu hotel chain has gained a reputation for hosting some of the most incredible restaurants in major cities such as the Nobu Hotel Shoreditch in London. We cannot wait to see what they'll open in Barcelona!
The Kimpton Barcelona will feature 156 rooms, a delicious new restaurant with all-day kitchen service, 250m2 of event space, as well as a luxurious rooftop complete with a tanning solarium and a swimming pool with views of the city. The neighbourhood, full of trendy boutiques and restaurants, is a favorite of visitors and locals alike, and provides the perfect base from which to explore.
Hotel Room by Kimpton
This new Barcelona 5-star hotel, which will be taking over the former NH Barcelona Centro building, will be centrally located near La Rambla the most famous street in the historic part of Barcelona. Not to mention, the hotel will be located a stone's throw from other iconic landmarks like the Cathedral of Barcelona, La Plaza Jaume where you can find the government building, and some of the most charming winding streets in the city.
Insider tip - This boutique luxury hotel brand is known for having quirky and eclectic designs, so be prepared for a unique and aesthetically-captivating experience.
The Little Beach House by Soho House was opened officially in summer 2018, but has recently been re-opened for the summer season. Due to such high demand to stay at this beach-front hotel in the charming coastal village of Garraf, an hour train ride from Barcelona, it's hard to actually book a room here. Soho House in Barcelona is where the socialites, Instagrammers, creatives, and generally "cool" people of Barcelona hang out and pay for exclusive memberships here. This little boutique hotel with 17 rooms distributed over 2 floors will take you to your favourite beach holiday, with a luxurious twist.
Photo of Little Beach House Barcelona in Garraf
House Kitchen - Feeling famished? The House Kitchen will take care of your hunger pains all day, serving Mediterranean dishes non-stop, with an open kitchen and fish counter.
The Roof - The Little Beach House Roof is one of the coolest hangout spots in the area, with views of the sea and the beach, and the sun lounges exclusively available for club members, their guests, and the hotel guests. This is certainly one of the classiest rooftops in the area and makes for a gorgeous place to host an event.
Insider tip - This hotel is anti-tv and pro-disconnection. You won't find a TV in any of the hotel rooms, and quite frankly, we think that's awesome. Why watch TV when you can watch the sun go down over the Mediterranean sea from your balcony?
The Barceló Diagonal 414 Hotel will open its doors in late September of 2019 as the newest addition to the Barceló Hotel Group. Located on one of the busiest business streets of Barcelona, this hotel will be the perfect place to stay for business trips and work meetings. The Barceló group has 68 hotels in Spain alone, and already offers 3 hotels in Barcelona city: Hotel Barceló Raval, Barceló Sants, and the Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults only.
Some of the most promising characteristics of a Barceló Group Hotel experience are the carefully-selected locations, oftentimes near major landmarks, gorgeous rooftops, excellent service, and comfortable rooms. We're expecting nothing less from the Barceló Diagonal 414 in the heart of the business district of Diagonal Avenue.
Render video of Barceló Diagonal 414
Insider tip - Did you know that Occidental Atenea Mar is one of the few adults-only hotels in Barcelona? No screaming kids, no babysitting, and no worries. Sounds like the ideal getaway for parents, right?
Barcelona has it all, from corporate event dream venues to accommodation for conferences and congresses. Planning on hosting a corporate event? We’re here to help you through the stressful process, every step of the way! Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let’s talk about your upcoming event!