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
PULLMAN BARCELONA SKIPPER
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
HOTEL REY JUAN CARLOS
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