Location: Five-minutes Walk to Las Ramblas, 300 Metres from Beach, Historic Centre of Barcelona, Spain
Guide Price: €55m
No. of Keys: 75
The Opportunity: To acquire this hotel full of art that looks out with the one-thousand ceramic eyes on its façade, by Frederic Amat, in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, just five minutes from the Ramblas and the Boqueria market and two from the Cathedral.
A hotel full of history, located right where Roman water channels passed through the city, where the palace of the first Count of Barcelona stood, and, more recently, where the city’s first department store, Casa Vilardell, was once found.
A history on which the current owners have built a designer boutique hotel from the ground up. A culinary hotel with an one star Michelin restaurant. A five-star boutique hotel with 74 rooms at which guest service is part of their essence.
The neo-classic façade was all that was left of the old building when the hotel was built. A façade that was treated by sculptor Frederic Amat.
When you walk into this hotel in Barcelona, you’ll see fantastic art by artist Samuel Salcedo. White ceramics on black walls. This black, along with the white and the wood tones, creates a dialogue inside the hotel and in its rooms.
A majestic spiral staircase, at the opposite end of the entrance hall, rises up through the building like a spinal cord. At its feet lie a piece by artist Joan Priego, known for his multi-coloured work in wood and his satire of contemporary man.
In each of the guest rooms, this dialogue takes place among the various spaces and materials. The sleeping area, with wooden floors and white walls and bed linens, counters and blends into the black walls and floor of the bathroom, where the only thing that stands out is the shine of the fixtures and mirrors.
The piece de resistance with this hotel is the rooftop terrace bar & pool. A little oasis in the middle of the bustling Gothic Quarter, it faces the Mediterranean and has privileged views of the Barcelona Cathedral and a unique highlight: a glass-walled pool exclusively for hotel guests.
The space centres on a 13-metre-long pool, with glass walls, where you can find respite from the warm summer days. The rooftop of the hotel is listed among the best rooftop bars in Barcelona within The Rooftop Guide, the world’s leading website and social media about rooftop bars. SV
Main Picture: The Rooftop Pool & Bar
Current Owner: Private family
Flag and Management: Free to new owner.
Financials: 5% yield in 2019
Agent: Local agent in partnership with THPT
Guide Price: €70m
Guide price per Key: Just under €1m
Date Posted: June 2021
THPT Comment: This is an opportunity to acquire on of the finest boutique hotels in Barcelona, a city with virtually no new-build hotel planning consents being given since 2017. Act now, this hotel will not be available for long.
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