If you are looking for somewhere different for a weekend break this Winter, InterContinental opened a hotel in Barcelona this week.
It offers a new way to use your IHG Rewards points, or to use a ‘free weekend night’ voucher if you are an InterContinental Ambassador member.
Billed as the only luxury hotel to open in Barcelona so far this year, the hotel is in the Montjuïc district. South-west of the city, Montjuïc overlooks the harbour and, being on a hill, has views over Barcelona. Nearby attractions include the Palau Nacional which holds the National Museum of Catalan Art.
This hotel sounds familiar ….
This is not a new hotel. Well, it is and it isn’t. The building was previously the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center, and the Fira Palace Hotel before that.
As the old name suggests, the hotel is next to Fira Center, a large trade fair and events complex. This implies that room rates are likely to vary sharply depending on whether any major events are taking place. It is a short walk from Plaza Espana which has a metro stop.
The hotel has, apparently, had a full renovation and it does look impressive from the images in this article.
The company says that:
“InterContinental Barcelona is a perfect example of how the brand can reimagine an existing property to exceed the expectation of the modern luxury traveller.”
We will see.
The hotel has 273 rooms, with “nods to the richness of a European city built on unique Catalan culture, including the use of natural wood interiors with hues of blue, ochre, and neutral tones woven into the soft furnishings.”
There is a Club Lounge available for Royal Ambassador members and anyone who books a room with Club access.
The hotel has three restaurants and bars. The key offering is Quirat, which is run by Victor Torres. Torres is the youngest chef in Spain to earn a Michelin star.
Arrel, the second restaurant, has “been designed around the concept of roots …. The menu pays homage to the humble root as the origin of all earth’s ingredients.” There is also a cocktail bar, a coffee lounge and a rooftop terrace with a seasonal swimming pool.
The hotel boasts a 1,200 sq m spa with six treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool, jets and water beds, steam bath, sauna, and a hammam.
IHG Rewards update – November 2021:
Get bonus points: You can earn up to triple IHG Rewards base points with IHG’s new Autumn promotion. It runs from 1st October to 31st December. You can register here and our full article on the offer is here.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.
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