During my editorial travel #mbf_barcelona I was able to enjoy the pleasure of being guest at the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona for a wonderful spa treatment and a delicious Lunch. Moreover we have been shooting at the hotel for a new lifestyle project. In the following article I want to share my impressions of the stay, so as introduce you guys to this unique hospitality.
It was one of our last days in Barcelona when we payed the Mandarin Oriental a visit. We have been invited to the hotel for some pleasant treatments. One of them was a relaxing and very calming massage. Since the time in Barcelona has been very stressful and busy for me it has been a great escape for me to switch off and calm down. Our tour had started at the Bankers Bar. The Building used to be a Bank before the hotel and original equitment is used for a original and creative decorated Bankers Bar in the hotel.
I was pleased with an intensive massage at the luxurious spa area. The spa are has not only various treatment rooms, but also an expansive 12-metre indoor swimming pool, heat and water areas as well as a fully serviced state-of-the-art fitness centre will further complement the hotel’s lifestyle facilities.
The perfectly located hotel in the heart of Barcelona includes 120 rooms and suites, so as a selection of superb and imaginative dining options, bringing together Asian food and local inspired highlights. Also the collaboration between Mandarin Oriental and Carme Ruscalleda brings an exciting development to Barcelona’s culinary scene, which is becoming increasingly renowned as one of the most inspired in the world. Carme Ruscalleda is the only woman in the world to be awarded a total of seven Michelin stars. I felt very honored to be guest for lunch and to be able to enjoy this unique food presentation.
The stunning interiors are the work of award-winning Spanish designer, Patricia Urquiola who has combined sumptuous fabrics of leather, velvet and exquisite silks along with elegant woods and a rich palette of green, black and gold to create a sophisticated and vibrant living space. Her eye for detail can be seen throughout the suite from the beautiful Tai Ping silk and wool rugs to the Bassano ceramics and statement pieces of furniture that she has designed exclusively for the hotel working with renowned brands such as B&B, Moroso, Flos and Molteni.
Luxury is in every detail including the attentive services of your butler, a 24h personalized butler service for guests staying in all our suites The Penthouse Suite, Mandarin Junior Suite, Barcelona Suite, Premier Terrace Suite, Premier Suite, Terrace Suite, Deluxe Suite and Boulevard Junior Suite.
The Mandarin Oriental is a great idea for hotel, but also for food. With a rooftop dipping pool and panoramic view over the city’s famous architectural skyline, located on the 9th floor one will experience a 360º panoramic view.