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Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona Wins Best Hotel City Terrace in Europe

Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona



BARCELONA, Spain (Oct. 15, 2019) Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona, the five-star luxury hotel with a privileged location in the heart of Barcelona, was honored with the 17th annual Prix Villégiature’s Best Hotel City Terrace in Europe award last night at Ferrieres Castle near Paris, honoring the hotel’s renovated rooftop area.


La Dolce Vitae is the largest rooftop terrace on famous Passeig de Gracia, offering impressive panoramic views of Barcelona and its most emblematic architectural icons, such as Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and Jean Nouvel’s Torre Agbar. The terrace reopened last summer after an extensive renovation by interior designer Antonio Obrador offering a refined, contemporary style while maintaining its famous swimming pool at the center. It offers a menu by Chef David Romero under the guidance of Michelin-star Chef Nandu Jubany, the hotel’s chef consultant.


Founded in 2003, the Prix Villégiature Awards are presented annually honoring the best hotels in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The jury is made up of 23 journalists from 15 different countries who choose the best hotel in 28 different categories. In 2018, the jury recognized Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona’s famous Majestic Breakfast Experience as the Best Breakfast in Europe.


Since its opening in 1918, Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona has played an emblematic role in Barcelona architecture, society and lifestyle, serving as the backdrop to important political and historical events, and welcoming through its doors some of the greatest personalities in art and culture. Located in the heart of Barcelona’s luxury and fashion district, the hotel’s history is among the richest in the Catalan capital.


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“In the world of great luxury hotels, the old is now the new,” – that’s what the experts say when speaking of hotels with such profound tradition and history like Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona. Since opening in 1918, the five-star hotel owned by the Soldevila-Casals family has played an emblematic role in Barcelona architecture, society and lifestyle, hosting notable guests such as Ernest Hemingway and Antonio Machado. Led by interior designer Antonio Obrador, the neo-classical French style property has completed a five-year renovation and has reclaimed its place among the iconic landmarks of the vibrant city.


With a privileged location in the heart of Barcelona on stylish Passeig de Gràcia, the 271-room property is home to an unmatched 1,000-piece art collection with works by artists such as Antoni Tàpies and Josep Guinovart. In 2019, Prix Villégiature recognized the hotel yet again, naming its newly-renovated La Dolce Vitae rooftop terrace – with its panoramic city views — as Europe’s Best Hotel Terrace. Under the direction of Michelin star Chef Nandu Jubany, a robust gastronomic offering is highlighted by the Majestic Breakfast Experience, named Europe’s Best Breakfast in 2018 by Prix Villégiature. Additionally, The Leading Hotels of the World, a prestigious organization that represents independent luxury hotels from around the world, recognized the property with the Remarkably Uncommon award in 2018; the hotel has been a member of the organization since December 2014. Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona is also home to the city’s largest suite, a 5,000-square-foot penthouse with capacity for six, a dining room, two panoramic terraces and access to a personal butler and chauffeur.