Mandarin Oriental Suites
Following a substantial programme of works in 2014, the already resplendent Mandarin Oriental Hotel Barcelona added 18 suites and 4 rooms to its roster of luxurious accommodations. And, thanks to the design savvy of award-winning Spanish designer, Patricia Urquiola (the very designer responsible for the hotel’s existing decadent decor), the new suites are as sumptuous as fans of the Mandarin brand could have hoped. Think: bespoke contemporary furnishings and a rich colour palette of deep industrial shades, offset with earthy green tones and splashes of gold.
In fact, even the so-called “Junior Suites” are kitted out in velvet and silks, Bang & Olufsen entertainment systems, Acqua Di Parma bath products, and an extensive menu of cloud-like goosedown bedding to choose from. And, of course, the much-loved 24-hour butler service. After all, what would a suite experience at the Mandarin Oriental be without a butler at your beck and call at any hour of the day or night?
There are nine types of Mandarin Oriental Suites to choose from, ranging from the Junior and Terrace Suites (the terraces are perfect for al fresco dining in the balmy Barcelona evenings) to the Barcelona Suite, with its very own outdoor hot tub. But for the ultimate in luxury, there’s no beating the Penthouse. Occupying the whole top floor of the hotel, it’s a 2,542 square-foot, two-bedroomed, outdoor-terraced, impeccably-designed crash pad of epic proportions, perched high above the city.