El Palauet, Barcelona, Spain
Located in Passeig de GraciÂa–the most emblematic avenue in Barcelona–in a historically listed building dating from 1906, El Palauet is a very small hotel with six modernist suites that can accomodate up to 4 guests each. All suites have amazing views of the avenue as well as Tibidabo, the famed mountain that overlooks the city of Barcelona. The hotel contains original features as period ceilings, doors, and stained glass windows that have been carefully restored and turned into a chic framework for contemporary modernist furnishings and minimalist interiors. Pieces by the Eames, Saarinen, Platner, Jacobsen, and Starck are used throughout. Each suite is a spacious 150 square meters with two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen room, breakfast area, living room with balconies or terrace, desk/work area, and gallery with large bathtub and chromotherapy system. All the suites have been equipped with state-of-the-art touchscreen controls that allows guests to operate the climatization system, create different ambiences through lighting, operate the hi-def home cinema system, and acess El Palauet’s music library. El Palauet provides guests with a personal assistant who can provide a series of ‘a la carte services’ such as arranging for a chef to prepare meals in the suite’s kitchen, laundry service, massage, hair and makeup services, personal shopper/trainer, baby-sitting, care rental, and tickets to local events among other services. On the rooftop of El Palauet is a private spa that is for the exclusive use of guests. It features a sauna, waterbed, massage room, solarium, chill out lounge, and landscaped terrace with amazing views over the city. El Palauet is a new kind of chic small hotel that is perfect for short and long-term residence in the heart of colorful, exciting Barcelona.