Shane Fonner

El Palauet Living Barcelona

  • Where:
  • Why:Design inspiration trip / post Fashion Week relaxation.
  • When:March 2017
  • Who:Fellow creatives from Palomo Spain, Deveaux, and Rideau.
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El Palauet Living Barcelona The team in front of one of the many examples of street art around Barcelona.

The team in front of one of the many examples of street art around Barcelona.

El Palauet Living Barcelona The baroque detailing of the El Palauet exterior.

The baroque detailing of the El Palauet exterior.

El Palauet Living Barcelona The modernism façade by Pere Falques.

The modernism façade by Pere Falques.

El Palauet Living Barcelona The stained glass exterior of the Tibidabo Suites.

The stained glass exterior of the Tibidabo Suites.

El Palauet Living Barcelona Artists taking in vermouth before lunch in Barceloneta.

Artists taking in vermouth before lunch in Barceloneta.

El Palauet Living Barcelona The jaw-dropping interior of our 2-bedroom suite.

The jaw-dropping interior of our 2-bedroom suite.

El Palauet Living Barcelona Mediterranean sun bathing on the spacious balcony.

Mediterranean sun bathing on the spacious balcony.

El Palauet Living Barcelona Charming alleys lit with market lights in the Gothic Quarter.

Charming alleys lit with market lights in the Gothic Quarter.

El Palauet Living Barcelona Evening looking up the Passeig de Grácia towards the hills.

Evening looking up the Passeig de Grácia towards the hills.

El Palauet Living Barcelona The artists in the cave-like event space.

The artists in the cave-like event space.

El Palauet Living Barcelona The event space replete with Barcelona chairs.

The event space replete with Barcelona chairs.

Highs & Lows

  • The rooms are just unreal. Original high ceilings restored to their opulent glory, balcony overlooking the Passeig de Grácia, full kitchens with all the amenities, sound system via Bluetooth to your device, chromotherapy shower lighting, remote/iPad controlled lighting, sound, and shades.

  • The rooftop Jacuzzi overlooking the city is sublime with a glass of local wine to boot.

  • The neighborhood of Grácia is charming with small streets and cozy bars around every corner, including Bobby Gin, with a list of almost 40 different gins and multiple combos for G&T lovers.

  • The personal assistants are on-hand 24 hours a day to offer anything you could possibly want - but only when you want them.

  • The location on Passeig de Grácia is walking distance to almost every attraction in Barcelona - especially for a New Yorker used to daily walking.

  • The hotel’s basement is an epic event space - ideal for throwing private events or fashion presentations…and a completely different vibe from the baroque exterior and opulent rooms.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury design-centric, all-suite boutique hotel in a historic modernisme building designed by Pere Falques.

  • Vibe

    Elegant, baroque, opulent grandeur with discrete, attentive service…ideal for an inspirational respite or an indulgent retreat.

  • Location

    Well-located outside of the more touristy Gothic Quarter, though just a short 20-minute walk away, in the charming bohemian enclave of Gracia.

  • Rooms

    6 (and each one is a stunning 1600 square feet featuring two bedrooms and two baths).

  • Music

    Music is connected in your suite via bluetooth to any device, allowing you to choose the vibe that suits your mood.

  • Year Opened

    2011

  • Designed By

    The modernisme façade was designed by Pere Falques, a contemporary of Gaudi.

  • Health & Wellness

    No pool, but the rooftop jacuzzi and Finnish spa are divine.

  • Restaurant

    No, though the personal assistants can organize a chef to come and cook en suite, or you can order “traditional” room service from the Michelin-starred chef just across the Passeig de Gracia.

  • Bar

    Not traditionally, but anything you desire is a phone call away.

  • Minibar

    Even better...there is a full wine refrigerator in every suite, plus gin and anything else a guest could want. Additionally, the hotel’s personal concierge can arrange for anything you need brought to your room, no questions asked.

  • Children

    Up to you, the hotel and staff are graciously prepared.

  • Price

    Indulgent luxury and worth every single penny.

  • Website

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Bobby Gin

Bobby Gin

Carrer de Francisco Giner, 47, 08012 Barcelona, Spain

Bar Mut

Bar Mut

Carrer de Pau Claris, 192, 08037 Barcelona, Spain

Pez Vela

Pez Vela

Passeig del Mare Nostrum, 19 - 21, 08039 Barcelona, Spain

El Palauet Living Barcelona

El Palauet Living Barcelona

Paseo de Gracia, 113, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

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