The location is perfect.
Just a two-minute walk from the Mediterranean, this new Sofitel – the first in Spain – opened last fall: three years of careful renovation have transformed the old building into a flagship of the Accor group's upscale brand .
It is now here that a bit of the local “vida chic” plays out… In this contemporary district, at the gates of the marina and the Olympic village, the Sofitel Barcelona Skipper has the largest vertical garden in the city on its façade.
Inside, it is both a haven of peace and the epicenter of a very Catalan animation.
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People meet there from morning to evening at the Tendiez bar or in the various spaces and lounges, also suitable for business meetings.
Sophisticated and elegant, the 225 rooms and suites have been decorated by Factoria UDA, a renowned architecture studio in Barcelona.
In blue and cream tones, they evoke both the sparkling sea and Parisian refinement.
The herringbone parquet and black and white bathroom add a touch of beauty while
(hexagonal cobblestones invented by Gaudí) adorn the headboard.
On the walls of the rooms and corridors, the artists Mario Ruiz and Yaya Tur deploy their creations.
“Creativity is in the spotlight in our hotel, which brings together the best of Paris and Barcelona, two cities that have always known how to reinvent the classics and break codes
,” underlines Matthias Bernard, general manager of the Sofitel Barcelona Skipper.
“We offer joyful luxury that is both natural and rebellious.
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For a few moments or for the whole day, the tempting swimming pool unfolds its blue reflections on the roof of the establishment.
From there, you can enjoy a magical view of the infinite sea and the immense city.
In summer, in the quiet garden, another pond refreshes visitors tired of salt water.
El Cielo Rooftop offers waterfront service.
Inside, the Iberian and Mediterranean-inspired menu at Tendiez Tapas Bar & Restaurant works wonders.
The young starred chef David Andrés is at the helm.
Of course, he favors local products.
It accommodates paella, gazpacho or
croquetas in its own way
, classics of Spanish cuisine.
We would almost forget to visit Barcelona.
However, the city extends, majestic, around the hotel, with its high places.
The medieval quarter of
, the Ramblas and the central market of La Boqueria are nearby.
The Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, to see at least once in your life, not very far either.
See you soon at Sofitel Barcelona Skipper!