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As the meet­ing rooms in this 154-room ho­tel en­cir­cle a lush gar­den, par­tic­i­pants en­joy nat­u­ral light and can step out for fresh air. An ex­pan­sive foyer pro­vides an area for cock­tails, and there is a board­room with space for 12.

126 Ber­ruguete; tel +34 934 270 000; al­i­mara­ho­tel.com


Man­aged by Ritz-Carl­ton, this 483-room prop­erty has over 32,000 square feet of event space of­fer­ing stun­ning Mediter­ranean views. There is a grand ball­room, 14 con­fer­ence rooms, one board­room and a va­ri­ety of out­door ter­races, in­clud­ing 41) branded as “Arts 41,” ideal for more ex­clu­sive af­fairs.

Ma­rina 19-21; tel +34 932 211 000; hote­larts­barcelona.com


En­sconced in one of Barcelona’s most eye-catch­ing land­marks, this ho­tel has 280 rooms. The 54,000-square-foot Congress and Con­fer­ence Cen­tre is made up of a grand hall, a 500-ca­pac­ity au­di­to­rium, 12 func­tion rooms – many with ac­cess to out­door ter­races – and six board­rooms. Evo of­fers price­less views.

144 Gran Via; tel +34 934 135 000; hes­pe­ria.com


This 258-room prop­erty from Span­ish chain Melia is de­signed to cater to “cool” cus­tomers. Its range of meet­ing venues in­clude seven stu­dios, three Sky ball­rooms and three break­out spa­ces, spread out over 12,500 square feet and equipped with the lat­est au­dio-vis­ual tech­nol­ogy. Some 320 guests can be ac­com­mo­dated the­atre-style.

272-286 Pere IV; tel +34 933 672 050; me-barcelona.com


Lo­cated in the swanky Port Olympic ma­rina area, 150 feet from Barceloneta beach and ten min­utes from the city center, this Ac­cor prop­erty has 154 rooms and more than 10,000 square feet of meet­ing space. The Grand Ball­room Olimpia holds up to 680 for cock­tails.

10 Avenida del Li­toral; tel +34 932 216 565; pull­man­barcelona-skip­per.com


Why go off-site to meet when the grounds of this 432-room prop­erty hold the Cat­alo­nia Palace of Con­gresses, con­sist­ing of 35 func­tion rooms (most with nat­u­ral light), an ex­hi­bi­tion hall and an au­di­to­rium seat­ing up to 2,027? Three mar­quees in the 19th-cen­tury gar­dens ac­com­mo­date 250, 300 and 480 guests re­spec­tively, while the al fresco ar­eas lend them­selves to cock­tails and con­certs.

661-671 Avenida Di­ag­o­nal; tel +34 933 644 040; hrjuan­car­los.com


The stylish 500-room Princesa event fa­cil­i­ties in­clude the street-level Catalunya room and the Di­ag­o­nal, Pe­dralbes, Vic­to­ria and Bo­nanova rooms up to 1,200 guests can be held here.

4 Plaza Pius XII; tel +34 con­corde-ho­tels.com


The 473-room ho­tel has 32,000 square feet of meet­ing space, in­clud­ing 13 func­tion rooms and an al fresco area with great views of the Barceloneta board­walk. Mixol­ogy classes can be ar­ranged in the 26th

Placa de la Rosa del Vents; tel +34 932 952 800; w-barcelona.com

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