Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

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

2 thoughts on “HOTEL ARTS

  1. Thanks a lot Rumi! I’m glad you liked the recipe. As you know, I LOVE Japanese food.Barcelona is beautiful and the Hotel Arts is very cool. We’ve been eating tapas non-stop.G.T.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Happy new year Gourmet Traveller !Barcelona’s Hotel Arts is so cool.I’d like to go with you someday.Japanease fried chicken, we call that ‘Kara-Ague’.Your friend’s recipe was perfect!Latin Mafia


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