Located in the heart of Barcelona on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Almanac Hotel is comprised of 91 accommodations and has undergone a complete renovation over the last two years. In a prime location, the hotel is steps from Passeig de Gràcia, where guests can find stylish shopping, restaurants, bars and museums.
The redevelopment of the fundamental architecture and exterior conceived two buildings from different eras into one seamless property. The Jaime Beriestain Studio, an award-winning interior and landscape architectural firm, has created a design of discreet refinement using a wealth of textures and different materials. Grey, beige and gold tones were chosen throughout while accents of oak and walnut have a subtle patina that emanates a feeling of warmth. Antique mirrors strategically placed are a perfect complement to the extensive use of marble from Ibiza.
A select number of rooms have a balcony or terrace. A particularly unique feature in many of the rooms is a bowed window design that incorporates a sofa into a windowed nook. Called ‘Cube Rooms’ they open up the skyline views allowing natural light to flood into the interiors. (The standard room size is 34m2 for greater comfort, spacious suites range from 45m2-125m2).
The pool and sun lounge will remain exclusive to hotel residents and serve as the perfect place to relax and enjoy light bites. The captivating panoramic rooftop interior lounge and terrace are open to all and serves an inventive cocktail menu to transport your taste buds on a journey around the globe.
Línia is the hotel’s Mediterranean brasserie whose name is inspired by the iconic grid system of Barcelona that cuts through the heart of the city. Taking into consideration that hunger clocks are not always in sync when traveling, the restaurant offers an all-day dining and sharing menu where denizens and traveler’s lives intersect from morning to night.
To enhance the overall experience at the hotel, Almanac Hotels has developed a ‘Connect & Collect’ app. Tapping into the latest technology, and using an IOS or Android device, guests have access to a personal concierge whether they be in the hotel or out and about (without incurring phone charges), a guide to interests in the area, free international calling and more. From the pre-arrival experience to departure, the intention is to utilize the latest technology to encourage human interaction with the hotel team to make the stay more complete.