InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has opened InterContinental Barcelona, the first luxury hotel to open in Barcelona this year situated in the heart of the Montjuïc district. Located southwest of the city, Montjuïc is a scenic hill that overlooks the harbour offering stunning views of Barcelona.
Taking inspiration from the Mediterranean Sea and the striking architecture that the city is famous for, InterContinental Barcelona’s has 273 rooms following an extensive renovation.
InterContinental Barcelona is also home to a 180sqm Presidential Suite, as well as 17 Junior Suites, which offer stunning views of Barcelona, embodying the brand’s modern luxury philosophy.
“InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has been pioneering luxury travel in new destinations and established, upmarket locations for 75 years,” said Enrique Escofet, General Manager, InterContinental Barcelona.
In the coming months, it will be opening new doors in locations including Rome in Italy, Sorrento in Australia, Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, Kaohsiung in Taiwan, and Appi Kogen in Japan.
“The brand is renowned for weaving modern luxury design through its collection of iconic properties globally and InterContinental Barcelona is a perfect example of how the brand can reimagine an existing property to exceed the expectation of the modern luxury traveller.”
From Michelin star Chefs to up-and-coming talent, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts represents the best of international and local culinary expertise and InterContinental Barcelona is no exception. With three restaurants and bars within the hotel, guests can expect to be immersed in local culture with menus referencing earthly elements.
The hotel’s main restaurant will be headed by Victor Torres, the youngest chef in Spain to achieve a Michelin star. Directly translated to mean ‘the measurement of purity amongst the elements that make up the earth’, Quirat will offer a specially curated menu designed to offer guests a unique experience tailored around the chef’s interpretation of the earth. All dishes will be made with locally sourced quality ingredients that are available seasonally.
InterContinental Barcelona’s second restaurant has been designed around the concept of roots being the source of vitality of the earth and its produce. The menu pays homage to the humble root as the origin of all earth’s ingredients and only uses seasonal ingredients. With an open kitchen, diners will have a full view of the chefs at work whilst enjoying a selection of sharing plates. For breakfast, Arrel will offer hotel guests a buffet service, whilst for lunch and dinner, there will be a daily set menu and a small à la carte menu available for guests and locals alike.
The hotel’s Gebre Cocktail and More bar offers a selection of classic and signature cocktails, the Boira Coffee Lounge is a great space for relaxation any time of the day, and the 173 Rooftop Terrace has spectacular 360° views over the whole of Barcelona and offers guests a seasonable swimming pool.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 205 hotels and over 70 set to open in the coming years, the brand said, “with the vision of bringing luxury travel to emerging and established destinations.”