Grand Hotel Central

Rooms 146   Architecture Oriol Tintoré   Interior Design Sandra Tarruella, Isabel López
The Original Pau Guardans

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The Original Pau Guardans
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—Explore Barcelona from this elegant property, or simply take in the historic views while lounging by the rooftop infinity pool.

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    Rooms 146 /Architecture Oriol Tintoré /Interior Design Sandra Tarruella, Isabel López /The Original Pau Guardans

    The Grand Hotel Central offers a discreet and luxurious hideaway amid the bustle of Barcelona's fashionable El Born district. Owner Pau Guardans has completely reworked a 1920s building to create a hotel that evokes the splendor of Barcelona's high society in the early part of the 20th century. The result is a tranquil property infused with timeless elegance and urban soul. Guardans' reputation as a trendsetter and visionary is evident in the finer details of the hotel. With his very own city guide 'Barcelona Around,' Guardans offers guests an insider view of this vibrant city – a vibrancy that includes the hotel’s own Talent Gallery, which exhibits some of Barcelona's talented artists. With the rooftop Sky Bar, infinity pool, and panoramic views, guests will feel completely immersed in the buzz of the city without leaving the comfort of their chaise longue.

    Nearest Airport
    BCN – Barcelona Airport
    Food & Drink
    City Restaurant & Bar: Mediterranean cuisine, Sky Bar
    Spa & Recreation
    Rooftop Pool, Sauna, Treatments, Fitness Center, Biking
    Conference & Meetings
    3 Meeting Rooms
    Internet
    Complimentary WiFi
    Services
    Parking

    Rooms & Suites

    Dark oak floors, clean lines, and smooth materials, such as glass and wood, provide the 146 rooms and suites here with a grand sense of urban modernity. The bedrooms feature transparent panels and semi-opaque materials as dividers so that sleeping spaces, bathrooms, and even the wardrobes all merge seamlessly. Little details in this centrally located Barcelona hotel, such as soundproof rooms for total peace and quiet, heavenly toiletries by Gilchrist & Soames (London), and an anti-steam mirror with make-up light, give an added dimension of luxury.

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    From Here to Infinity

    The day began with a cortado, then a panoply of Catalan delights: buskers on Las Ramblas, juicy bacalao with pine nuts, a Miró you had never seen before. It led you here, to the roof terrace, your tanned limbs draped lazily across a lounger, your finger tracing the circumference of a glass…

    As time passes, what endures are the moments that moved your soul or altered your mind—the Original Experiences that stay with you long after you’ve returned home. Click here to read more about the Original Experiences that await at Grand Hotel Central, and begin dreaming up your next extraordinary trip.

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    Interior Design

    Statement lighting fixtures illuminate myriad materials that give the interior spaces their beguiling allure, such as bold brasses, delicate glass, and polished wood.

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    Architecture

    The hotels regal, jewel-like facade perfectly fits its setting between the Gothic district, with its spectacular Cathedral, and the ancient city walls and “el Born”.

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    Architecture

    The hotels regal, jewel-like facade perfectly fits its setting between the Gothic district, with its spectacular Cathedral, and the ancient city walls and “el Born”.

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    Interior Design

    Statement lighting fixtures illuminate myriad materials that give the interior spaces their beguiling allure, such as bold brasses, delicate glass, and polished wood.

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    In 2006, Guardans struck out on his own with Barcelona’s Grand Hotel Central, which reinterprets the grand hotels of the 1920s. Hotels, says Guardans, should function as ‘engines of local communities,’ a principle that governed his second and third properties: the Hotel Único Madrid, which opened in 2008 and The Principal Madrid in 2015, respectively.

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    Made by Originals

    Pau Guardans

    There are entrepreneurs who ride trends and there are those who drive them. Pau Guardans, a Barcelona native and veteran hotelier, is decidedly of the latter kind. As co-founder and director of the successful chain AC Hotels, he helped introduce design into the Spanish hospitality sector.

    Made by Originals
    Pau Guardans

    There are entrepreneurs who ride trends and there are those who drive them. Pau Guardans, a Barcelona native and veteran hotelier, is decidedly of the latter kind. As co-founder and director of the successful chain AC Hotels, he helped introduce design into the Spanish hospitality sector.

    In 2006, Guardans struck out on his own with Barcelona’s Grand Hotel Central, which reinterprets the grand hotels of the 1920s. Hotels, says Guardans, should function as ‘engines of local communities,’ a principle that governed his second and third properties: the Hotel Único Madrid, which opened in 2008 and The Principal Madrid in 2015, respectively.

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