Shane Fonner

El Palauet Living Barcelona

with Shane Fonner www.palmiersdumal.com
  • Where:Barcelona, Spain

  • Why:Design inspiration trip / post Fashion Week relaxation.

  • When:March 2017

  • Who:Fellow creatives from Palomo Spain, Deveaux, and Rideau.

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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

    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

    • Refer a Friend

    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.

    • Pool/Gym

      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.

    • Wifi

      Free and very reliable.

    • Children

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

    • Price

      Indulgent luxury and worth every single penny.

    A cozy gin joint in Grácia that has the most extensive menu of gin I’ve ever seen. And I love gin.

    Bobby Gin

    Carrer de Francisco Giner, 47, 08012 Barcelona, Spain

    A cozy gin joint in Grácia that has the most extensive menu of gin I’ve ever seen. And I love gin.

    Allegedly Robert DeNiro’s favorite place in Barcelona, serving sumptuous tapas including my favorite patatas bravas in Barcelona.

    Bar Mut

    Carrer de Pau Claris, 192, 08037 Barcelona, Spain

    Allegedly Robert DeNiro’s favorite place in Barcelona, serving sumptuous tapas including my favorite patatas bravas in Barcelona.

    An incredible restaurant on the beach in Barceloneta, Pez Vela has the most incredible paella I’ve ever eaten. The squid ink varietal is beyond words.

    Pez Vela

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

    An incredible restaurant on the beach in Barceloneta, Pez Vela has the most incredible paella I’ve ever eaten. The squid ink varietal is beyond words.

    El Palauet Living Barcelona

    Paseo de Gracia, 113, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

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