Grand Hotel Central Spain
Grand Hotel Central
Via Laietana, 30 08003 Barcelona,
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Silvia de Blas
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Grand Hotel Central
History & Story
Grand Hotel Central is housed in an elegant building that dates back to 1926 where it was owned by Francesc Cambó, Catalan politician and businessman. The building was designed by Adolf Fiorensa and inspired by the Chicago School. It was converted into a hotel in 2005 by Pau Guardans, grandson of Francesc Cambó.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Grand Hotel Central, is a home in the heart of Barcelona where the amenities and luxuries of a five-star hotel are combined with a sense of style, modern design and elegance. It is perfectly located between the Gothic district with a spectacular Cathedral and the ancient city walls and “el Born” where guests will also be able to reach the centric shopping district with its numerous bars, cafes and restaurants within a short stroll.
The hotel has 147 rooms and a spacious rooftop with breathtaking panoramic views over Barcelona, a Skybar and a renown infinity pool that create oasis among the urban setting of the Gothic Quarter, along with its City Restaurant which provides a taste of market fresh Mediterranean cuisine with a cosmopolitan twist and the City Bar offering all day dining including salads, tapas and a wide signature cocktails selection surrounded by good music in a relaxing atmosphere.
There are an exclusive spacious event and meeting rooms with natural light and spectacular views of the city, which can be personalized for multiple kinds of events.
Wellbeing is taken care of with the Wellness Suite and its carefully designed treatments, a Thermal Suite that offers a private steam and sauna experience and a well-equipped Fitness Center.
Together these elements create a unique lifestyle a memorable stay.
Laundry and ironing, 24h. – Room service, 24h. – Airport transfers. – Parking available. – High-speed Wi-Fi access. – 24h reception and concierge service. – Storage space for luggage. – Complimentary bicycles. – Running routes and personal trainer. – Personal Shopper. – Babysitter, translators, guides… – Turndown service (night) daily in the rooms. – Private car with driver (for guests only). – Facilities for the disabled. – A doorman at the entrance.
Different music selection for the areas of the hotel.
Set right in the heart of the city, between the Gothic District and the born, right beside Barcelona Cathedral and Palau de la Música, The Cathedral, las Ramblas, the shopping district, numerous cafés and restaurants, along with the most popular beaches, enticing the guest to walk out and discover the city.
Key sites/activities in the area
The hotel is located just a stone’s throw away there are some of the most interesting parts of the city: the Ramblas, the Plaça Catalunya, Palau de la música, the Cathedral, the surprising Born district, the most popular museums, restaurants & tapas bars, and the best shops or the pleasant Passeig Marítim walk. The most popular beaches, the Ramblas, and the Plaça Catalunya are also just a short walk away.
Babysitting on request.
Baby cots available for guests.
Number of rooms in all: 147
The 147 spacious rooms and suites (all with natural light and all exterior) feature modern design, with simple lines and functional furniture in a palette of soft, natural colours. They offer warm wooden floors, the latest technology (free Wi-Fi, electric shutters…), carefully designed lighting, and fully equipped bathrooms (amenities, bathrobes and slippers, large tubs…). There are also luxury touches like Nespresso machines and Loewe flat screen TVs. Customers can choose from seven types of rooms (Central, Superior Twin, Superior King, Deluxe King City, Junior Suite, Master Suite and Grand Suite) in which the same quality service is maintained, but which vary in size and their different city views.
• Standard: 21 rooms, different views
• Executive: 45 rooms, different views
• Superior: 48 rooms, different views
• Deluxe: 19 rooms, city views
• Junior Suite: 6 rooms, city views
• Suite: 6 rooms, city views
• Grand Suite: 1 room, city views
Restaurants & Bars
• City Restaurant
City Restaurant is a part bistro, part gastropub, serving market-fresh Mediterranean cuisine with a Cosmopolitan twist. The menu features traditional dishes updated with fresh, local produce of the best possible quality. The food has a classical foundation, with nods to international cuisine and loads of flavour. A warm, comfortable, timeless space with a simple elegance that conveys a much-needed calmness in the heart of the city.
• City Bar
At the City Bar you will find the best atmosphere in the city, day or night, with classic cocktails such as mojitos, cosmopolitans, and pisco sours to as well as outstanding and creatively designed cocktails by renown mixologist Manel Vehi, with floral essences (Good Vibes), exotic fruit (Sex in Cadaqués), mixed spices and more. It is a venue in the heart of the city where you can also hold private events, with optional DJ and a wide selection of set menus for groups.
The Skybar, with an excellent menu of cocktails and snacks, is one of the most renown in Europe due to its panoramic views of the city and its location right beside the infinity pool, creating a beautiful and secluded space within the active city atmosphere.
• Wellness Suite
In addition to its large outdoor pool for swimming, the hotel offers a well-equipped and newly renovated Fitness Centre (including a Kinesis machine, designed by Antonio Citterio for Technogym). To relax after exercising there is nothing better than The Wellness Suite, with spa treatments carefully designed to pamper your body and mind or the Thermal Suite with hammam and sauna for private use.
• Rooftop Infinity Pool
Probably the most spectacular pool in Barcelona with panoramic views out over the city and its fabulous Skybar, it is among the most famous in Europe for its breathtaking views of Barcelona. Harpers Bazaar magazine listed the infinity pool as one of the top 10 in the world, which has also been featured in numerous international lifestyle books and on magazine covers, such as Conde Nast Traveler. A sheet of water merges in with the rooftops in the Born district; comfortable loungers, a variety of fruit, salads, juices and cocktails from the Skybar and gentle chill-out music make this a privileged area in the city. In summer the terrace is an ideal place to enjoy a refreshing dip or soothe away your stress in our lukewarm pool, don’t forget your swimsuits!.
Corporate & Celebration Events
We boast a specialized team that adapts to the specific needs of each guest and each situation in order to satisfy all requirements. One can enjoy customized meetings in our new meeting rooms, a unique, exclusive and spacious with natural light and spectacular views of the city or enjoy a cocktail dinner in any of the hotel’s common areas (from the Terrace and pool to City Bar & Restaurant), benefitting from the culinary creativity of our kitchen staff.
If you need a great setting for a meeting of up to 40 people for a working breakfast, brainstorming session, training course or coaching sessions, a board meeting, seminars, classes or to present your company’s annual budget plans, get in touch with us. We offer 3 different rooms with various possible configurations to cover all your needs.
But it’s not all work! From parties in the terrace by the infinity pool to marriages, catwalks, fashion trade shows, our new event rooms are suited for every occasion. In addition, our City Restaurant offers the most wonderful menus for sharing a brunch or dinner with attractive, fresh Mediterranean gastronomy. We can also offer breakfasts, cocktails or a quick snack to make sure that your event is a roaring success… in every sense! In the restaurant, we organize lunches and dinners for groups up to 80 people.
• Technical information
Last-generation technology Video conferencing system AV equipment Free Wi-Fi Ambience design Customised services DJ on request
Number of employees