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Located on Barcelona’s most exclusive boulevard at Passeig de Gràcia 113, this five-story palatial mansion, built in 1906, is an extraordinary example of Modernism (the sumptuous Catalan version of Art Nouveau). Its architect, Pere Falqués, was a contemporary of Antoni Gaudí whose acclaimed buildings are nearby.
The fabulous El Palauet is located just north of the intersection of Passeig de Gràcia and a main artery called Avinguda Diagonal, where the boulevard narrows into a charming tree-lined street divided by a parkway with gardens and sculptures. Gaudi’s undulating Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, is just three blocks south.
The facade of El Palauet reflects the great prosperity, creative genius, and unbridled imagination of the era. “Palauet”, in the Catalan language, is a small palau or palace.
Forty-five original ceilings with ornate molding designs are listed as historic treasures by the Town Hall of Barcelona. Superb carved-wood doors, stained-glass windows, mosaic tiles, wrought iron ornamentation, dramatic staircases and the traditional elevator have all been meticulously restored.
Rates presently range from 499 Euros (introductory), to 2900 Euros per double suite per night for up to four persons.
Six two-bedroom, two-bath, extremely spacious apartment-style suites (1,615 square feet), can accommodate up to four guests.
Similar in layout, the suites feature a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, stellar contemporary furnishing and state-of-the-art technology throughout. There are two suites to each floor with a common foyer off the elevator.
The Passeig de Gràcia Suites have balconies and face east overlooking the tree-lined boulevard. On the opposite side of the building, the Tibidabo Suites have a small private terrace and face west overlooking the Monastery of Pompeya and, in the distance, the top of Tibidabo Mountain.
Bathrooms feature spacious closets and shelving, a shower with enormous rainfall showerheads plus hand-held fixture, a futuristic automatic toilet-bidet, and a safe. An additional room has a large bathtub and soothing chromotherapy lighting with alternating colors.
Masterful interior decor features contemporary pieces by an array of award-winning designers: Charles and Ray Eames, Ero Saarinen, Warren Platner, Arne Jacobsen, Mies van der Rohe, Philippe Starck, and Antonio Citterio (“less is more”) whose sleek works are in the permanent collection of MoMA New York.
Space-age Corian seamless surfaces have embedded illuminated decorative patterns that reflect the original modernista design motifs found in the same suites.
A culinary expert is available at your service. He can shop and stock your kitchen, and cook your breakfast (optional) with a wide menu selection including Catalan specialties, and serve it on your dining table.
He can also coordinate a special chef to prepare your lunch or dinner en-suite, as well as suggest restaurants to suit your preferences.
Guests enjoy utmost privacy at the rooftop private spa and on the landscaped terrace which offer a panoramic view of this cultural capital on the Mediterranean.
Spa facilities include a wooden Finnish sauna, treatment rooms and massage tables, outdoor Jacuzzi with hydro-massage “beds”, and solarium for sun tanning. The bar and al-fresco lounge area are ideal for yoga, relaxation or for get-togethers.
SEE... The city of Barcelona from the rooftop terrace.
HEAR... The music you love via El Palauet integrated sound system.
TASTE... A range of Spanish and Catalan wines in your very own suite.
TOUCH... The iPads screens, by which you can control everything in your suite, from lighting to temperature to music.
SMELL... The organic products by AVEDA and Natura Bissé offered complementary in each room.