Suite of the week: The Catalan-style Terrace Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona enjoys a stunning setting in the heart of the avant-garde city’s celebrated Passeig de Gràcia. Located in a renovated mid-20th century building, the hotel offers views of Passeig de Gràcia on one side and views of the hotel’s landscaped interior garden on the other side.

mandarin-oriental-barcelona-lobbyEach of the hotel’s 120 rooms and suites has been designed by leading Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola and features contemporary, yet elegant interiors, with exacting attention to detail.

barcelona-2014-suite-terrace-suiteThe Terrace Suite has been designed in the manner of a private apartment with a luxuriously large terrace for al fresco dining. The large outdoor living space overlooks the Passeig de Gràcia or the hotel’s peaceful landscaped garden.

barcelona-2014-suite-terrace-suite-living-roomThe suite’s interior design by the Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola follows the same avant-garde and cosmopolitan style that characterizes the hotel. The interior works to bring the outside in with furnished terraces that run the length of the building. The common living area has clean-lined modernity in harmony with the hotel’s signature Oriental style. The modular white leather furniture is accented with black-lacquer tables and carpentry frame pale rugs.

barcelona-2014-suite-terrace-suite-bedroomThe suite features a bathroom, bedroom and study separate from the living area.

barcelona-2014-suite-terrace-suite-bedroom-2The ceiling to floor windows allows a wealth of natural light to pour in, while light oak floors and soft woven rugs give a feeling of natural warmth. The bedroom runs into a walk-in dressing area.

barcelona-2014-suite-terrace-suite-bathroomThe glass-walled master bathroom has an elegant, spa-like atmosphere enclosed within light, tinted opaque glass.

barcelona-2014-suite-terrace-suite-bathroom-2The bathroom acts as a stunning sanctuary with beautiful features including a freestanding circular bathtub, stand-alone shower and mirrored vanity unit.

mandarin-oriental-barcelona-restaurantFrom traditional Mediterranean to Oriental classics, the hotel features an array of restaurants and bars offering the most innovative gourmet experiences. Whether you want to dine in under valuated skylights in the Mimosa Garden, grab a drink at Banker’s Bar, savor Mediterranean-influenced all-day dining at Blanc Brasserie & Gastrobar or munch light bites at Terrat, the hotel’s dining options offer the finest gastronomic experiences in Barcelona. Guests can also choose from the a la carte menu or opt for the tasting menu at the hotel’s two Michelin star restaurant ‘Moments’.

barcelona-spaDesigned as a haven of complete serenity, the hotel’s highly acclaimed spa offers a wide range of holistic treatments and therapies from around the world. Guests can also lap up in the water oasis and 12-meter pool.

mandarin-oriental-barcelona-poolThe hotel’s Terrat alfresco restaurant offers panoramic views across Barcelona and its surrounding mountain range. Guests can soak in the breathtaking views as you take a dip in its rooftop terrace pool.

Cost: 3,100 Euros (approx. $3,920)
Size: 80 sqm / 860 sqf
Occupancy: 3

Why should you splurge on it?
The Terrace Suite evokes an at-home sense of comfort. The linear simplicity of the suite reflects the open, cosmopolitan character of the Mediterranean city. With floor-to-ceiling windows opening up to views over the hotel’s landscaped garden or Passeig de Gràcia, the rooms are flooded with light and enjoy a real sense of calm and space. From the Scandinavian style armchairs, bespoke weaved rugs, leather furnishings, sumptuous liners to the lacquered wardrobes, each piece has been meticulously chosen by Patricia Urquiola to give suite its own character. The suite also enjoys the benefit of connecting to an adjoining room to accommodate more guests.

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40
08007 Barcelona