Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619-621.
Privately Owned- WSF Group
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Almanac Hotels is destined to be a new luxury hospitality tastemaker recognized for developing iconic hotels in landmark locations that are rooted in rich histories. All of the properties are architecturally significant and located in the heart of each city where the cultural junction meets the urban landscape. This dynamic brand is inspired by locals yet determined to entice the wanderlust of travelers everywhere.
The Almanac Group wholly owns and operates each and every property in the current portfolio allowing them the freedom to develop and create visionary projects that are entirely bespoke in nature. The commonality in each hotel is the delivery of exemplary luxury hospitality services – maintaining the highest standards across the entire brand – while respecting the individuality of each hotel and every guest.
As a brand, Almanac Hotels understands and strives to enhance the elements of travel that make up your personal journey. Those components are comprised of Scent, Taste, Light, and Touch. When all of those things come together in an exciting way your heart may skip a Beat or it may beat faster – in either case you will know that we got it right. Awaken your senses to a new kind of hospitality experience and unlock the essence of Almanac Hotels.
History & Story
Almanac Hotels is a new hospitality tastemaker developing iconic hotels in landmark locations. The Almanac Group is creating visionary projects that are entirely bespoke in nature. This dynamic brand is inspired by locals yet determined to entice the wanderlust of travelers everywhere. All hotels are rich in history, architecturally significant and located in the heart of the city where the cultural junction meets the urban landscape. The commonality in each is the delivery of exemplary hospitality services – maintaining the highest standards across the entire brand – while respecting the individuality of each hotel and every guest.
New Hotel. Designer : Jaime Beriestain
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Almanac Barcelona offers 91 luxurious accommodations including 30 suites. In a prime location, the hotel is steps from Passeig de Gràcia, Almanac Barcelona offers a level of service that is high on engagement, relaxed, personalized and consistent, while a wide range of facilities cater to guests’ comfort. Using a wealth of textures and materials, Jaime Beriestain Studio has created a feeling of discreet refinement throughout the hotel. A particularly unique feature in many of the rooms is a cubic window allowing natural light to flood into the interiors while incorporating a sofa into the windowed nook.
The VIRENS Restaurant in Almanac Barcelona, led by Michelin-starred chef Rodrigo de la Calle, introduces a proposal based on greens and vegetables. With his philosophy of organic farming as a base, the chef offers a culinary sensory experience that gives a special role to natural, vegetable and fungal products.
Azimuth Rooftop Bar, our captivating panoramic rooftop terrace and lounge. The perfect place to relax and enjoy light bites. A space also ideal for private events, product launches or presentations.
Besides, Almanac Barcelona offers a choice of five venues for meetings, conferences or special events that can accommodate from 10 to 100 people. The various meeting rooms are all enhanced with the latest technology required for today’s business leaders including the finest sound systems and video conferencing capabilities.
Eixample-city center. Located on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619-621, it is steps from Passeig de Gràcia, where guests can find stylish shopping, restaurants, bars and museums.
Key sites/activities in the area
• Steps from Plaça de Catalunya, considered to be both its city center and the place where the old city and the 19th century-built Example meet.
• Boquería market
• Liceu theatre
• Palau de la música
• Casa Batlló/La Pedrera
• Les Rambles
• Gothic quarter
No special space. No minimum age for children
Restaurants & Bars
The VIRENS restaurant, led by Michelin-starred chef Rodrigo de la Calle, introduces a proposal based on greens and vegetables. With his philosophy of organic farming as a base, the chef offers a culinary sensory experience that gives a special role to natural, vegetable and fungal products. Guests can access the restaurant directly from Gran Via or through the hotel. VIRENS offers three private dining facilities filled with natural light, making it the perfect place to host a business meeting, private lunch or dinner. With room for up to 14 people, the private dining rooms offer an exclusive place to enjoy delicious cuisine.
Come and meet at the apex of Barcelona’s social life where the dedicated team will guide and transport you from day through to the course of a starry night. The captivating panoramic rooftop lounge and terrace, will serve an inventive cocktail menu to transport your taste buds on a journey around the globe. The glass enclosed lounge offers the opportunity to enjoy the views of Barcelona all year round during lunch and dinner for hotel guests and non-residents alike.
Available exclusively, is perfect for special events, product launches or celebrations. The rooftop lounge and terrace offers sweeping views of the city where you will always have the perfect backdrop for your photos – day or night.
The rooftop wading pool and sun lounge are exclusive to hotel residents. Boasting incomparable views of the city, it serves as a perfect place to relax, tuck into a corner, or read a book.
Steam and Sauna
Exclusive for hotel guests, enjoy a healthy moment in the sauna or steam room followed by a lay down on heated beds in the relaxation room. Reservations not required.
State-of-the-art fitness facilities are open 24-hours for your convenience. Guests will find treadmills, elliptical and bicycle machines along with free weights that will help get your heart pumping. Personalized training programs with the finest coaches in the city are available through prior arrangements with our concierge.
Anne Semonin offers pioneering skincare and tailor-made body treatments. Pamper yourself through the touch of the soothing hands of our wellbeing professionals. For added privacy, treatments may be provided in your room or suite. Learn more about our menu of services or book now to make a reservation.
Corporate & Celebration Events
The various meeting rooms are all enhanced with the latest technology required for today’s business leaders including the finest sound systems and video conferencing capabilities.
• Rooms at Mezzanine level :
Located on the mezzanine, with views of the lobby, the Light Meeting Room seats up to 14 guests. Its elegant board table makes it the perfect place for an executive meeting. The room provides state-of-the-art technology, including AV equipment and Wi-Fi access.
Taste & Scent rooms are located on the mezzanine and benefit from ample natural light during the day yet can be subtly shielded from the outside world. Designed in grey, beige and gold tones, each room has a single table for up 10 guests and a plasma screen. The rooms lend themselves equally well to presentations, celebratory occasions and small events.
• Beat & Touch rooms are approached down a sweeping, curved staircase from the lobby. Their flexible seating make them particularly suited to presentations, fashion and meeting events, receptions and seated lunches & dinners. State-of-the-art technology, including AV equipment and Wi-Fi access.
• Azimuth :
Located on the rooftop, Azimuth enjoys spectacular views of the city which will allow your guests to experience the energy of Barcelona. The lounge and terrace are the perfect setting for receptions, gatherings and dynamic meetings. These venues can be reserved exclusively for your event.
Hotel & Restaurant Awards
Conde Nast Traveller 2019 Readers’ Choice Award: Best Hotel in Barcelona and 3rd Best Hotel in the Iberian Peninsula
Food & Travel Reader Award 2019: International Hotel of the Year
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