Grand Hotel Central Spain
Grand Hotel Central
Via Laietana, 30 08003 Barcelona,
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Silvia de Blas
5 Star Luxury. Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Design Hotels
Grand Hotel Central
History & Story
Grand Hotel Central, a home in the heart of Barcelona where the amenities and luxuries of a five-star hotel are combined with a sense of style and elegance.
The hotel has a perfect location between the Gothic district with its spectacular Cathedral or the ancient city walls and “el Born”.
147 spacious rooms & suites with the best of modern design. Its very famous infinity pool, Skybar, its City Restaurant serving market-fresh Mediterranean cuisine with local produce of the best quality, the stylish City Bar offering all day dining including salads, tapas and a wide signature cocktails selection surrounded by good music in a relaxing atmosphere. The Gallery,our art space perfect for private events, the Wellness Suite with its carefully designed treatments, the Thermal Suite that offers a private steam and sauna experience, the well equippedFitness Center, and a dedicated team who understands your specific requirements for any meeting or event in one of our multiples spaces… All creates a unique lifestyle and fashionable experience with a sense of elegance.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The hotel enjoys a perfect location, between the Gothic quarter, with its spectacular cathedral and old city walls, and the Borne, the trendiest neighborhood in town, packed with boutiques, bars and restaurants.
The most popular beaches, the Ramblas, and the Plaça Catalunya are just a short walk away.
Laundry and ironing, 24h. – Room service, 24h. – Airport transfers. – Parking available. – High-speed Wi-Fiaccess. – 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. – Doorman at the entrance.
Different music selection for the areas of the hotel.
Set right in the heart of the city, beside Barcelona Cathedral and Palau de la Música, the hotel has spectacular views of the whole Gothic district and ancient city walls. Its outstanding location encourages guests to take a stroll out.
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, the surprising Born district, the most popular museums, restaurants & tapas bars, and the best shops or the pleasant Passeig Marítim. The most popular beaches, the Ramblas, and the Plaça Catalunya are 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 part bistro, part gastropub, serving market-fresh Mediterranean cuisine. Always recognisable, abundant and for everyone. 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 City Bar you’ll find the best atmosphere in the city, day or night, and extremely creative cocktails, including the “Mosco y Lola” (with vodka, black pepper and Earl Grey tea), as well as old favourites like the “Old Fashioned” and the “Whisky Sour”. 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 infinity pool and the Skybar, with an excellent menu of cocktails and snacks, are among the most famous in Europe for theirbreathtaking views of Barcelona. The infinity pool was designated by Harpers Bazaar magazine as one of the top 10 in the world, and has also been featured in numerous international lifestyle books and on magazine covers, such as Conde Nast Traveler.
• 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. In the new Thermal Suite a hammam and sauna for private use is provided.
• Rooftop infinity Pool
Probably the most spectacular pool in Barcelona with panoramic views out over the city and its fabulous Skybar. A sheet of water merges in with the rooftops in the Born district; comfortable loungers, a variety of fruit, salads, juices and cocktails, gentle chill-out music, all making this area a privilege reserved for our guests. In winter visit our terrace and 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, create events in the inspiring The Talent Gallery, or enjoy a cocktail dinner in any of the hotel’s common areas (from the pool to the library), 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! 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
Video conferencing system
DJ on request
Extra Notable Features
Renting electric cars (under request and subject to availability)
The (talent) Gallery is the first exhibition space in a hotel exclusively dedicated to Barcelona’s talented artists. Grand Hotel Central’s Urban Space invests in local creativity and showcases design, photography, illustration and any other artistic endeavour through not-for-profit exhibitions with the Talent Gallery being the ideal platform to show off the area’s creative talent.
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