Clockwise from top left: the bedroom; the sitting area; the bathroom; the desk with a view
Staying at the Hotel Arts
is such a treat. Upon arrival, we were whisked through the lobby straight up to the Club level on the 33rd floor where we were graciously upgraded to a roomy corner Executive Suite
with fantastic views of the city, Acqua di Parma
toiletries, Bang & Olufsen
electronics with an iPod
connection, a Nespresso
machine, mini-bar snacks from Hediard
. Need I say more? After unpacking, we went upstairs for some light lunch and relaxed with espressos in the comfort and the unobtrusive service at the Executive Club.
Clockwise from top left: the city with Gaudi’s Sagrada Famlilia in the distance; the Mediterranean; Nespresso in every room; the welcome amenity
Cocooned in the luxury of our suite while enjoying the breathtaking views of this seaside city, I finally understood why the 2006 Louis Vuitton guide on Barcelona ends it’s entry on the Hotel Arts with this: “The only downside to the place, which was magnificently renovated in 2004, is that once you’re inside, you may never want to leave.” and I totally agree with them.
Eye-catching flower arrangements all over the hotel