The history of art is not to be narrated not only in the showcases of museums, it can also come back to life at the corner of a bedside table or a cabin spa. It is this that reveals the luxurious chain Derby Hotel, created by the philanthropist and art collector Jordi Clos, who offers to the most demanding customers reside in places full of objects and materials rare and beautiful. With its furniture in olive and maple inlaid marquetry of rosewood, its parquet floors in merbau, its ceilings decorated with gold leaf and objects of art from international auction, the Hotel Claris Barcelona is a perfect example.

Installed since 1992 in the walls of the former palace of the Nineteenth Vedruna and renovated in 2016, the Claris Hotel, which has 80 rooms and 44 suites, enjoys an exceptional location, a few steps from the Passeig de Gracia.

Façace of the Claris, a member of the luxury chain Derby Hotel, created by the philanthropist and art collector Jordi Clos, Claris Hotel & Spa Barcelona

Between a session of shopping on the main commercial artery of the city, and the discovery of one of the sights of the Catalan capital such as the works of modernist by the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, so we can elect a domicile here to enjoy modern comfort while continuing his quest for art and heritage.

“the Best Hotel Spa Luxury Historic” in 2018

The rooms are spacious and cozy, blend harmoniously plush bedding, and portraits of ancestors, tv, high-tech and English furniture of the Eighteenth, when the bathrooms provide ample space for lounging, dreaming of history. If the little museum, which features, on the first floor, parts of pre-columbian of the impressive collection of the family Ended, the Mayan secret Spa puts into practice the traditional care of the mayas from the know-how of that time.

Elected, in July last, “best Spa Hotel Luxury Historical”, it invites the clients to install under the dome of the sauna pre-hispanic to the contact of the volcanic stones are heated with aromatic herbs medicinal to re-establish balance and harmony between the body and the spirit. The outdoor swimming pool, installed on the roof of the hotel, accentuates the feeling of being privileged because you can enjoy a bath by plunging his gaze on the city and take to the pitch on the hustle and bustle that reigns there.

Mr. Kao, the first bar to dim sum in Barcelona Claris Hotel & Spa Barcelona

Rest La Terraza del Claris, the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, which is adjacent to the solarium, where we can enjoy local dishes such as the irresistible pata negra (here you will find one of the best in the city!) around which the chef Aurelio Morales has created “signature” dishes. And he also envisioned the first bar, dim sum in Barcelona, Mr. Kao, recently inaugurated. This place inspired by the golden age of private clubs in Shanghai revisits to the sauce and mediterranean traditional recipes of the chinese cuisine for us to switch again in another place and another time. What offer a thousand trips in one!

We will: C/Pau Claris, 150, 08009 Barcelona. Tel: +34 934 876 262 ; claris@derbyhotels.com

At what price? Of 194 € to 3300€ for the King Duplex suite.

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