We’ve proclaimed our appreciation for the Soho House empire before. The brand’s locations in Berlin and Shoreditch are amongst their respective cities’ finest hotel stays. And that’s just two of the 18 total Soho properties, each as hip and aesthetically pleasing as the next, scattered around the world. The latest outpost recently opened its doors in Spain’s Catalonian capital. Let’s get to know Soho House Barcelona.
The swanky members-only spot makes its home in a 19th century building on the Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli in the city’s Gothic Quarter. Classic Catalan charm meets Soho House’s famous modern luxury and creature comforts. The space’s 57 rooms boast double-height vaulted ceilings, vintage bronze fittings, and Gothic architecture. Mid-century European antiques decorate each room, along with bright Mediterranean colours and Spanish textiles that pay homage to the location.
“It needs to feel authentic,” design and development director James Waterworth told Harper’s Bazaar. “If you choose to travel to Barcelona, you want to be surrounded by bright, punchy colours and vibrant patterns; you want to wake up and know you’re in Spain.”
Soho House Barcelona hosts all of the brand’s renowned amenities. A rooftop pool invites guests to enjoy the city from sky level. The gym is a stylish way to sweat. The house kitchen serves Mediterranean-inspired food with local influences, while Cecconi’s restaurant dishes out fare from Northern Italy. A 36-seat screening room sports velvet armchairs and footstools. The Cowshed spa, based on a traditional Spanish pharmacy, includes an indoor pool and four treatment rooms for maximum pampering.
In other words, it’s exactly what you want from a property in the Soho House family. Some spaces are open to members only, but anyone is welcome to check into the hotel. Guest have access to the club, gym, cinema, and rooftop pool. The spa is freely open to the public. Reservations can be made now through the Soho House Barcelona website.