Regarded as the avant-garde capital of Spain, Barcelona is the natural destination for EDITION’s latest hotel to set a pioneering cultural precedent in modern luxury travel, forming a vibrant new landmark for the self-confident city.

The Barcelona EDITION is the true personification of an urban resort: an intimate and sophisticated boutique-style environment, yet at the same time, a destination in itself for the city’s best entertainment, food and drink.

Not only famed for its creative spirit and energy, Barcelona is the first city in the world to gain UNESCO Biosphere accreditation as a sustainable tourist destination. With EDITION’s Stay Plastic Free initiative to inspire and influence other hotels, brands and properties to ban the use of single-use plastic, The Barcelona EDITION will act as a thought leader and innovator in the city’s sustainable tourism action, promoting a new kind of travel that shares environmental responsibility between visitors and residents alike.

The Barcelona EDITION will boast an enviable locale in El Born, the city’s creative hub in the centre of the famed Ciutat Vella district. Nestled between the cerulean waters of the Mediterranean Sea and l’Eixample neighbourhood – Barcelona’s renowned boutique shopping epicentre - the location is considered the beating heart of the city, now only made stronger with the energetic influence of The Barcelona EDITION.  Adjacent to the iconic Santa Caterina Market and within fifteen minutes of the beach and the great Barcelona Cruise Port, the hotel is set within walking distance of the city’s most beloved landmarks including the Picasso museum, Antoni Gaudí’s Palau Güell, and the famed Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

Having undergone a complete metamorphosis by Carlos Ferrater Studio, what was once an outdated, underused property has been transformed into a contemporary, glass-fronted monument, acting as an urban mirror to reflect the city’s gothic architecture. Playing with geometric angles to emphasise light and shade, The Barcelona EDITION appears to harness the essence of its environment.

With 100 rooms and suites, three restaurants, two bars, a roof terrace with plunge pool and a buzzing lobby, the hotel offers a dynamic social hub where guests and visitors can work, relax, socialise and dine all under one roof.

A spectacular lobby bar serving locally produced vermouth, craft beer and sherry will act to unite the hotel’s reception with an informal all-day dining restaurant overseen, alongside the hotel’s two further dining concepts, by partner chef and founder of the global movement ‘Cooking in Motion’, Sebastián Mazzola, formerly creative director of the Adrià Group, developing the concepts behind the city’s famed Tickets and Pakta.  Seating 87 guests, Bar Veraz offers a menu of affordable dishes that focus on the freshest, seasonal ingredients to attract not only residents, but locals alike. In the mornings, the space offers guests a light and airy a la carte breakfast experience. For lunch and dinner, the menu features a cutting-edge interpretation of Mediterranean specialties complemented by a regionally focused wine list including more than 30 wines from local vineyards.

A fresh incarnation of The London EDITION’s award-winning Punch Room will occupy the mezzanine floor, adapted seamlessly to suit the Barcelona zeitgeist. Accessed by a feature spiral staircase of steel, marble and wood, this sophisticated space overlooks the main lobby and dining area and offers an extensive menu of long drinks, punches and sangrias served from vintage silver bowls as well as a highly curated menu of individual cocktails alongside a selection light bites to complement the drinks offering.

Destined to be the most desired of Barcelona’s daytime social gathering places, The Roof, located on the 10th floor of The Barcelona EDITION, offers an unparalleled panoramic view over the city and offers food and drinks served all day to residents and visitors alike. The kitchen offers small plates of light, flavourful Latin-American dishes with an Asian influence, designed to be shared and enjoyed amongst friends and families.

The gym, meanwhile, on level one, does away with the crowded standard of contemporary gyms, and combines wellness and holistic design into the need for physical exertion, open 24 hours.

Reservations are now open with opening rates starting from €375 per night, book your room at The Barcelona EDITION.