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Spain | Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

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Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
by: Erina Pindar  |   SmartFlyer

WHY: Long weekend in Barcelona
WHEN: February 2014
WHO: myself and this guy

A centrally located mid-19th century bank transformed into a contemporary and luxurious hotel

- Details, Details -

TYPE: Contemporary with Mandarin Oriental's legendary service right in the heart of Barcelona.

ROOMS:  Currently at 98 Rooms and Suites (10), by April 2014, the hotel will be unveiling 17 new suites and 5 new rooms.  Starting at 348 sq ft. the rooms are bright and stylish with creative maximization of space. 

POOL/GYM:  A floating pool at the rooftop perfect for lounging during warmer months, a beautiful twin-lane swimming pool downstairs at the Spa, and a fully equipped gym. 

SPA: Stunning and serene, wouldn't expect anything less from a Hotel Group known for its world-class spas.  

RESTAURANT:  The all-day dining Blanc Brasserie serves daily breakfast, Sunday Brunch, and Afternoon Tea.  The Michelin-starred MOMENTS serves both lunch and dinner.  

SEASONAL: In the summer, check out the Mimosa Garden for a chic alfresco option and Terrat for light bites on the rooftop. 

VIBE:  Designer Patricia Urquoila transformed the mid-19th Century bank into the modern and luxurious Mandarin Oriental Barcelona. You'll find the local glitterati at the Banker's Bar or dining at MOMENTS. 

BAR: Look up when you visit the Banker's Bar and you'll find the original security boxes from the building's former life.  The cocktails menu is extensive and the bartenders on-point.  Try the Banker's Martini or one of the bar's bespoke Gin & Tonic.  

WI-FI: Throughout the property and complimentary for our clients.

KIDS:  Yes.  Great connecting options for the kids and extra beds can be added to the parents' room

PET-FRIENDLY: Yes, your pets are welcomed as long as it weighs less than 40 kg (app. 88 lbs)

LOCATION:  On Passeig de Gracia. Walking distance to El Born, Gaudi's Casa Batllo, Las Ramblas, and major shopping and dining areas.  Located 25 minutes away from the BCN airport.  


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SmartFlyer Exclusive Amenities

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability 
 Daily buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests 
One bottle of wine and selection of tapas for two at Banker's bar (once during stay)
 Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability
Complimentary wi-fi for duration of stay


 

- A Few Things -

Housed within a classic bank building, the hotel blends in with its surrounding. It's not until you cross the dramatic runway into the lobby that you realize that this isn't the Mandarin Oriental you're used to.  Though the overall effect is distinctly European, the Mandarin Oriental's signature Asian influence is unmistakably there. 

Every rooms are light-filled with hardwood flooring, muted color scheme, and rich with textures.  The room design itself is clever and intuitive while at the same time creatively maximizes the space.  

If location is everything, you won't find a better location in the city than this luxurious hideaway.  Located on Barcelona's most stylish street, Passeig de Gràcia, you're within walking distance to major shopping, but if you're looking to pick up a few last-minute additions to your wardrobe from Manolo Blahnik, Brioni, or Tiffany & Co., you won't have to go to far as they're right on your doorsteps.

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