Boasting a suave design and breathtaking views across Barcelona’s skyline and the Mediterranean, the hotel is home to 259 sleek rooms and suites, a soon-to-come elegant spa and gym, and on the 23rd-floor, the city’s first Nobu Restaurant is serving up iconic Japanese cuisine with a local Catalan twist.
The sky-high dining destination’s menu includes classic favorites such as the Black Miso Cod, along with some new Spanish flavors that reflect Nobu’s philosophy of locality. Paying homage to local ingredients and classic Catalan cuisine, Nobu Barcelona serves delightful dishes with a Spanish flair, while staying true to the brand’s Japanese DNA.
Also unique to the hotel its eclectic lobby dining hotspot, Kozara, which serves masterfully executed Japanese-inspired Catalan tapas, paired with cocktails using the largest selection of sakes and whiskeys in town. And for those not wanting to venture too far from their rooms, guests can enjoy a wide selection of dishes from the Nobu in-room dining menu.
Situated in the city’s charming Catalan neighborhood of Eixample, the hotel captures the unique essence of Barcelona whilst reflecting the core values synonymous with Nobu Hotels; passionate service, distinctive design and unpretentious luxury.
The hotel’s interiors, designed by the Rockwell Group, seamlessly blend Japanese minimalism with the colorful character of Barcelona. Floor to ceiling windows provide panoramic snapshots of the bustling city while on the inside, a calming sense of Japanese serenity is evoked through the refined and modern furnishings. Recognizably Catalan-inspired designs, such as the works of Gaudi, are intermingled with the traditional Japanese craft of Kintsugi – the art of repairing broken pottery with precious metal lacquers – to create collages of materials, textures and spaces throughout the hotel.
The hotel’s central location allows guests to easily discover the city’s hidden spots through the hotel’s savvy concierge team; from founders Robert De Niro’s favourite restaurant to the bar Chef Nobu Matsuhisa visits when he’s in town and Meir Teper’s recommendation of where to dance. Just a short stroll from the hotel is Plaza de España, Barcelona’s buzzy La Rambla and the main railway station for high speed links to Madrid, Paris, Lyon and Marseille.
Coming soon, the hotel will welcome a wellness center complete with a gym and spa, a Kozara terrace for alfresco dining, auditorium and a Café, serving fresh barista-style coffee. Together with the Spanish hospitality group, Selenta, owned by Jordi Mestre, Nobu Hotel Barcelona offers guests and locals a super cool, luxury lifestyle experience with a genuine Catalan feel.
Room rates at Nobu Hotel Barcelona start from €250 per night in a Deluxe Skyline Room.
For more information, visit www.barcelona.nobuhotels.com
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