Yesterday we covered the opening of the new InterContinental Barcelona. I said that it was the only luxury hotel to open in the city so far this year, which is correct.
However, on 25th November, Melia Hotels International is opening the brand new ME Barcelona.
Melia has taken six years to renovate an existing historic building, to create a hotel with 164 rooms and suites. Designers who have been involved include Jaime Hayón, Patricia Urquiola, Oscar Tusquets, Ramón Úbeda, Otto Canalda, Antoni de Moragas and Ronan and Ewan Bouroullec.
The hotel will include a spa and, on the eight floor, a rooftop terrace with a heated swimming pool and views over Plaça Catalunya.
You can find out more on this page of the Melia website.
Remember that, if you have an American Express Platinum card, you will have Gold status in MeliaRewards. You should also have some 20% discount codes sitting in your online MeliaRewards account as part of your member benefits.
We will try to review this hotel in the Spring. In the meantime, look out for a review of Melia’s new INNSIDE Newcastle hotel over the next week or so.
How to get MeliaRewards Gold status from American Express (December 2021)
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE MeliaRewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Hilton Honors Gold and Radisson Rewards Gold status.
You can discover the benefits of MeliaRewards Gold status on the Melia website here.
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