Soaring 44 stories above the Mediterranean Sea, Hotel Arts Barcelona is a resort that prides itself on offering unrivaled cultural and gastronomic experiences for its guests. Located in the heart of the city’s Port Olimpic district, it is widely known as one of Barcelona’s culinary destinations as it is home to Enoteca, a two-star Michelin restaurant run by chef Paco Pérez, an award-winning chef who has five Michelin stars in its Restaurants.
Gastronomy is an integral part of the hotel, where in addition to the elegant gastronomic experience offered at the Enoteca, guests can also enjoy creative cocktails at the Parallel 41 Bar; coastal dishes at Marina; light and healthy food options and coffee at Bites; and cocktails and music at the stylish Infinity Pool & Lounge.
Soon, Diego Daud, the hotel’s P41 Bar & Coctelarium mixologist, will present Liquid Journey Series, a cycle of workshops and special events in which guests from the world of craft cocktails and liquid flavors will come to present the best beverage innovation.
“With incredible architecture, public works of art and world-class gastronomy around every corner, Barcelona is brimming with works of art and culinary delights,” said Hotel Arts Barcelona General Manager, Andreas Oberoi. “Hotel Arts Barcelona’s strong focus on art, design and culinary creativity aims to immerse guests in the culture of the city.”
“Entering Hotel Arts Barcelona offers an immediate visit to the senses, where sleek modern interiors combine with floral designs carefully selected by the house’s floral experts. Fresh flowers punctuate areas of the hotel, while more than 500 original works of art by Spanish artists add to the hotel’s heritage, creating indelible moments.
As Hotel Arts continues to work to improve the artistic experience for guests, it plans to offer an even wider range of experiences for its guests, taking advantage of what a city like Barcelona has to offer. This includes working with emerging artists, new art forms, and more.
We spoke with Hotel Arts Barcelona General Manager Andreas Oberoi about the properties’ culinary offerings, emphasis on art and more. Here’s what he had to say.
Can you tell me more about Hotel Arts Barcelona?
Hotel Arts Barcelona is a timeless icon and prominent feature of the Barcelona skyline, offering stunning panoramic views from its unique waterfront location. Designed by renowned architect Bruce Graham, the hotel has 44 floors of exposed glass and steel and offers unforgettable culinary, wellness and artistic experiences.
As for art, Hotel Arts Barcelona has an impressive fish sculpture by Frank Gehry at the foot of the hotel and features over 500 original works of art by contemporary Catalan and Spanish artists throughout the property .
For extraordinary wellness experiences at 490 feet above sea level, 43 The Spa offers an extensive menu of treatments by award-winning Natura Bissé, eight treatment rooms and outdoor relaxation terraces. As the tallest building in the city, Hotel Arts Barcelona has the only spa in Barcelona with stunning sea views.
Can you share your thoughts on the importance of integrating arts and culture into the hotel experience?
The P41 Bar and Coctelarium at Hotel Arts Barcelona offers a memorable and artistic bar experience with its panoramic views and cocktail program featuring flavors and ingredients from different places and cultures. Named P41 for “Parallel 41”, the latitude where the city of Barcelona is located, the bar features striking art installations, including one by multidisciplinary Barcelona artist Inocuo made in ceramic.
Inocuo’s artwork depicts “a liquid mapping of Parallel 41”, reinforcing the core concept with a layer of copper fiber flight maps that radiate from key points of Parallel 41 like a global network of metadata, capturing the true essence of the place.
At the far end of the bar is the Coctelarium, where award-winning mixologist Diego Baud and his team of bartenders offer craft cocktails influenced by the tastes, textures and rituals of places located along the same map coordinates as the point of Barcelona. . of latitude.
Guests of Hotel Arts Barcelona come to P41 for Diego’s signature creations made with fresh, sustainable and organic ingredients that he blends with the best spirits on the market. Rounding out the experience is a selection of signature gastro-bar style dishes and tapas directly inspired by the gastronomy of the various locations around the 41st parallel.
Talk about Enoteca, the hotel’s two-star Michelin restaurant. Can you tell us more about the restaurant and its new upcoming programs?
Enoteca offers both traditional and innovative touches of Mediterranean cuisine. It is designed to offer a journey to the essence of the Mar d’Amunt, Paco Pérez’s refuge in Barcelona, where it pays homage to the origin and the ingredients that local producers provide each season. Designed more than ten years ago, the restaurant celebrates the purity of the flavors of the unique region of the Costa Brava where the chef draws his inspiration.
From Dalí’s whitewashed town of Cadaqués to Llançà, where chef Paco Pérez grew up, diners travel through countless corners of geography tasting each unique, simple and elegant dish.
What is the inspiration behind Enoteca’s menu?
Chef Paco Pérez’s cuisine is the convergence of the sea, the garden and the mountain landscape. Privileging the seasonality of locally sourced ingredients from small and medium producers, the restaurant is driven by the desire to offer elegant and imaginative cuisine based on the freshness of the sea and the essence of farm and mountain products. , from artichokes picked after just four days and marinated with seaweed for five months, to wild mushrooms that find expression in Enoteca’s rice and fish dishes.