Unless you’re making a flying visit, the chances are that you’ll be looking for a hotel when you next host a corporate event in Barcelona. The good news is that there are hundreds of quality hotels across the city – the hardest part is choosing the right one for your business.
Below, we’ve rounded up seven of our favourite hotels for corporate clients to give you some food for thought. Each is equipped with the facilities required to host meetings, events, and wine and dine your guests after a busy day exploring the sights and sounds of Barcelona…
Since 1918, The Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona has been considered one of the finest hotels in the city, catering to royals, celebrities, and many a successful entrepreneur. It’s perfectly located on Passeig de Gràcia, nestled between Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and his Pedrera apartment building, and it’s close to many amenities such as shops and transport links.
What’s perhaps most impressive about the Majestic Hotel & Spa is that it’s able to combine elegance and tradition, offering cutting-edge experiences in its spa whilst staying true to its history when you step into its grand entranceway. With generously-proportioned rooms and a gourmet menu serving room service 24 hours a day, there’s no better place to do business.
H10 Art Gallery Hotel
If you’re looking for a more contemporary hotel for your next corporate event, then you can’t go too far wrong with the H10 Art Gallery. This four-star hotel is dedicated to the world of art and features a modern, calming interior with clean lines and open-plan spaces, perfect for catching up with business contacts and organising your next meeting when you’re in the city.
Alongside artwork from Joan Miró and Miquel Barceló, the hotel features a Modern Art restaurant, a Pop Art Bar, and three specially-equipped meeting rooms for professionals who want to get work done. And when it’s time to unwind after the end of a busy day, enjoy free WiFi, a gym, and the breathtaking L’Olivera Terrace, home to a hundred-year-old olive tree.
Part of the Derby Hotels Collection, the Balmes Hotel Barcelona is located in an excellent spot, close to the Passeig de Gràcia and the Rambla de Catalunya. This four-star hotel is able to offer peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona’s busy streets, featuring calming interiors, an indoor garden, and a pool if you fancy a quick dip.
Home to more than 100 rooms, suites, and apartments, the Balmes Hotel is the ideal spot for business travellers, with function rooms, dining experiences, and a collection of African art with wooden African masks, sub-Saharan sculptures, and more – a real novelty.
What’s more, staying in the hotel grants you access to the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona, and you’ll find some homemade chocolates and a bottle of mineral water in every room.
Situated in the Eixample area, Hotel Claris offers stunning five-star accommodation that’s perfect for business. It’s close to the fantastic Passeig de Gràcia, where you can indulge in some retail therapy after your meetings, and houses an impressive art collection, with pieces in both public spaces and private guest bedrooms, ranging from 18th-century English furniture through to engravings by Catalan artist Josep Guinovart – something for everyone.
With meeting rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, a cocktail bar, a gourmet restaurant and a rooftop terrace offering jaw-dropping views of the city (bring your camera!), Hotel Claris is a wise choice when you are looking for corporate accommodation in Barcelona. What’s more, a first-class buffet breakfast is included in the price of your room – great if you want to grab a croissant and a coffee before heading out to explore the city on a team-building exercise.
If you’re looking for a business-friendly hotel in the heart of the city, then the H10 Madison is an option to consider. This four-star superior hotel is relatively new to the scene, making a home for itself inside of a beautifully-restored 20th-century building close to the Cathedral.
Boasting high ceilings and contemporary interior designs inspired by Barcelona’s industrial past, the hotel offers guests access to comfortable rooms, gastronomical delights at the Avenue Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, a rooftop bar with a plunge pool, and two meeting rooms for business. There’s also a free gym for letting off steam after a busy conference call or a stressful meeting – it’s just 500 meters from the hotel, with plenty of other amenities nearby.
If you want to show your guests that you mean business, consider the Hotel Royal Passeig de Gràcia on your next visit to our city. Opening in 2013, this hotel sits on one of Barcelona’s most distinguished avenues, just fifty metres from Gaudí’s Pedrera, and features more than 100 specially-designed rooms, all boasting contemporary technology and interior design.
The hotel serves a buffet breakfast, overlooking an interior garden, and the Terrace Bar on the tenth floor of the hotel provides views of the Barcelona skyline. There’s also a meeting room with natural light, overlooking the Passeig de Gracia – perfect for signing a deal!
Grand Hotel Central
The final corporate hotel on our list is The Grand Hotel Central, chock-full of character and charm. This five-star retreat, built back in 1926 and once used as a family home, is Art Deco through and through, whilst remaining understated to allow for ultimate relaxation. With impeccable service and fine dining experiences, the hotel has a brilliant reputation – but it’s its rooftop infinity pool that really gets people talking, and a must-do when you’re staying.
As well as well-equipped rooms and suites featuring bathtubs and specially-made shampoo, the hotel offers guests access to a gym with beautiful views of the city, and a spa area with a steam room, massage room and sauna. Soft drinks and beer are free from the mini bar, and you’ll find Nespresso machines, DVDs that can be borrowed, and free WiFi devices to stay connected when you’re travelling across the city – a real selling point if you’re low on data.
Whether you’re visiting the city to meet up with potential clients or bring your team together, we’re proud to offer corporate events in Barcelona for every occasion. Get in touch with the team at Barcelonina to discuss our unique and unforgettable experiences for your business.