Nobu Hotels has added its third Spanish property, following the renovation and reopening of the former Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya as the Nobu Hotel Barcelona.
Located on Avinguda de Roma in the city’s Eixample district, the 259-room property features a 23rd floor Nobu restaurant (the first in Barcelona), as well as lobby level Japanese tapas eatery Kozara.
Interior design also reflects the group’s Japanese influence, making use of Kintsugi – “a craft where cracked pottery is repaired with lacquer mixed with precious metals to create collages, textures and spaces throughout the hotel”, which the hotel says has been “cleverly paired with incredible works of art inspired by Catalonia’s legendary maestro, Gaudi”.
Facilities including a wellness centre with gym and spa, an outdoor terrace at Koraza, an auditorium and a café are all labelled as “coming soon”. Rates start from €250 per night for a Deluxe Skyline room.
Nobu Hotel Barcelona joins two existing Spanish properties in Marbella and Ibiza. The group recently announced plans for a second London hotel, housed within the former Radisson Blu Portman Hotel on Portman Square close to Marble Arch Underground Station.
There are currently around a dozen Nobu Hotels operating worldwide, with forthcoming locations including Atlanta, Riyadh, Sao Paulo, Tel Aviv, Toronto and Warsaw.
Last year Business Traveller reviewed the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, which was the first property to open under the brand back in 2013.