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Barcelona & Co. – our Spanish travel edit

Barcelona may be the obvious destination for devotees of fashion, design, gastronomy and fine wine, but it would be a mistake to only stop there on your trip to Spain. Let us take you on a revealing journey to surrounding regions where ‘living well’ is a fine art enjoyed by connoisseurs of the good life, as selected by us, for you.

BARCELONA

Hotel Omm located in Barcelona city centre, just off Paseo de Gràcia, is a reflection of the city’s vibrant art and design scene where you’ll find both creatives and the fashion pack gathering to enjoy a cocktail on the spectacular rooftop terrace overlooking La Sagrada Família. Hotel Omm is the only place to stay in Barcelona for the stylish; this is not your typical tourist haunt. A fashionable hotspot for locals and business people to meet in true Catalan style, this is a place to enjoy tapas, fine wine and to listen to DJ s from all around the world. The 91 rooms showcase the very best in contemporary design starring fluid clean lines offset by the warmth of parquet floors and hand woven rugs. For special occasions look no further than the Paseo De Gràcia suite, with its separate dressing room and stunning bathroom replete with free standing tub and an abundance of natural light.

Roca Moo, under the guidance of Juan Pretel, is a Michelin starred restaurant which puts Catalan cuisine firmly centre stage The restaurant offers two tasting menus with matching wines while the Roca Bar focuses on simply cooked local food. Made from the highest quality ingredients, the Roca Bar menu serves traditional tapas in a comfortable and modern bar with a feature fireplace.

Don’t forget to take some ‘Omm’ time out and enjoy an afternoon in Spaciomm Spa, where spa therapists are on hand to buff away your aches and strains in the cosy cocoon like rooms. Dark and inviting, elements of nature including wood, stone, iron, coconut and yarn are used to great effect to soothe and transport you away from everyday stresses. Let yourself be uplifted and invigorated by the water elements of the spa which include a sumptuous pool and energising shower sprays.

MALLORCA

Located on the island of Mallorca is the elegantly imposing Son Brull Luxury Hotel and Spa. Housed in an 18th Century Jesuit monastery this 5-star hotel sports 23 simply-appointed and stylish rooms. Nestled within the most elegant Mallorquina surroundings, and located at the foot of The Puig De Maria with stunning views over Pollença, the hotel is surrounded by ancient olive groves, lemon and orange trees.

Authenticity, Respect, Culture, Tradition and Heritage are the backbone of Son Brull’s philosophy. Guests at the hotel are invited to relax in unimposing rooms replete with soft white curtains billowing in the Mallorquina breezes and soak in free standing tubs. Terrace rooms overlook the aging vineyards and a wander through the diverse outdoor areas will reveal sculptures by Joan Bennasar.

The hotel’s philosophy is abundantly clear in its dedication to local produce. The hotel maintains its own vineyard, three centuries old olive grove and farm certified by the Consell Balear of Ecological Agricultural Production. In addition to making the most of its own produce the hotel works closely with many local suppliers to ensure sustainability. The quality of the local produce is found on display at restaurant 3/65 under the leadership of chef Rafel Perello. Specialising in locally caught seafood, the restaurant invites guests to enjoy locally made organic jams, sparkling oils and the hotel’s own house wine all of which are produced on the estate.

The spa at Son Brull offers guests an idyllic getaway to embark on a massage treatment in one of the outdoor treatment areas which are available during summer. Year-round relaxation is offered by the spa’s sauna, Hammam, whirlpool, indoor and outdoor pool heated with hydromassage jets and designer gym with Technogym equipment.

White Line Hotels is a tightly curated travel edit of some 60+ creative hotels, each one brimming with soul and crafted just for their neighbourhood.

 

Images © Olga Planas, Grupo Tragaluz, Hotel Omm, Son Brull Hotel & Spa, Consolación Hotel & Restaurant

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