Introducing Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona
January 17, 2024 by Hidden Doorways
Set in the heart of modernist Barcelona on the unbeatable location on Barcelona’s most stylish boulevard, is the magnificent Majestic Hotel & Spa. Surrounded by Gaudi’s masterpieces, a collection of revered boutiques and endless first-rate restaurants, this heritage hotel’s setting is nothing short of sublime, placing you at the elegant epicenter of Spain’s famous beachside city. Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona first opened over a century ago in 1918 under the ownership Soldevila-Casals family and ever since it has prided itself on reflecting luxury and comfort in every detail.
Let’s start with the accommodation of which there’s an extensive amount available. Divided into rooms, suites, penthouses and residences, there are 258 in the hotel’s main building, each decorated by interior designer Antonio Obrador in his signature discreet luxury handwriting. But just over the way on the famously chic Paseo de Gracia (home to many of Gaudi’s masterpieces such as Casa Batlló and La Pedrera) are a further Majestic property that houses 28 apartments or residences ranging from generous one-bedroom to capacious four-bedroom quarters. These are perfect for guests seeking more space and an even greater sense of sanctuary with the same access to services and amenities as those staying in the hotel. Oh, and in terms of clientele, know that Majestic is proudly a dog-friendly place too, granting them VIP (Very Important Pet) status and presenting them with a personalized card, cozy dog bed, a toy and treats upon arrival. They really do go the extra mile when it comes to service and thoughtful touches.
Ask us to pick one room to stay in though and we’d have to choose The Majestic Royal Penthouse – the largest suite in the whole of Barcelona and completely customizable in terms of layout to suit whoever is staying. Transform the common rooms — living and dining rooms and a bar — into one or three rooms, the choice is yours with 500 square meters with which to play. Delight in the storytelling decor, such as the richly colored Chinoiserie-inspired sitting area, roam free across multiple private terraces boasting jacuzzi’s and landmark views including Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Familia, and indulge in the penthouse’s own chauffeur and butler — it’s perhaps no surprise it won the “Best hotel suite in the world” at the Villegiature Awards in 2022.
Ensuring you start the day on the best foot forward and return to slumber feeling scrumptiously fed and watered are Majestic’s collection of restaurants and bars. With menus devised by our executive chef David Romero and advice of the Michelin star chef, Nandu Jubany, to dine at the farm-to-table restaurant SOLC is to delight in local, seasonal produce morning, noon and night. A much-talked about gastronomic delight at Majestic is its Sunday brunch, served from 1-4.30pm and opens with a welcome glass of Moët & Chandon. Gourmet starters and mains promise personalized attention followed by a dessert & sweet buffet meticulously made by pastry chef, Marc Perez. The Brunch Gourmet of SOLC alone is responsible for another prestigious award win in Beyond Luxury’s “Best Luxury Hotel Brunch” 2023 category. And don’t forget its rooftop terrace, restaurant and bar, La Dolce Vitae that’s said to have one of the best cityscape views of all. Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and the Glòries Tower are ready to be pointed out as you sip handcrafted cocktails to the rhythm of its Sunset Sessions courtesy of Majestic’s resident DJ and guests.
Spring 2024 will see a new 40-foot indoor pool being added to accompany its fitness center and holistic spa. An intimate space, it features a hydrotherapy circuit to balance muscle stimulation with release and relaxation. A jet-powered jacuzzi, steam bath and dry sauna are available with exclusive use and are recommended before you head into your private treatment cabin for a Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi massage or perhaps an esteemed Natura Bissé facial that use Kobido facial massage to tone, relax and reverse the signs of aging.
A stay at Majestic is to also revel in an impressive art collection — it’s in fact referred to in artistic circles as the ‘Hotel of the Arts’. Its owners’ interest in art lead to the hotel hosting the New Art Show in 1996 and 1997 with more than 11,000 flocking to see the works on display. Today, you can walk its hallways and public spaces noting significant historical avant-garde artists such as Tàpies, Saura, Chillida, Guinovart, Cobo, Casamada, and Gerardo Rueda as well as more recent artists, backed by the most prestigious national and international galleries, such as Anish Kapoor, Richard Long, and Richard Deacon.
And as a concluding note on Majestic’s endless efforts to do well by its guests, visiting this Spanish institution is to support its sustainable mission. With various environmentally minded initiatives in place, Majestic is on a crusade to be kind to the planet, going one step further as in 2023 obtained the Biosphere tourism sustainability certification for hotels to reinforce its commitment to the environment. The hotel is also one of The Leading Hotels of the World’s Sustainability Leaders – an elite and exclusive group of resorts whose sustainable certifications are endorsed by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.
Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona