Opened on Paseo de Gracia in 1918, Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona has earned its reputation as an “icon of exclusiveness” with nearly a century of devotion to elegance and tradition. The hotel’s guest list includes the likes of Queen Maria Cristina of Austria, Picasso and Hemingway.
Known in art circles as “El Hotel Del Arte,” the Majestic features more than 1,000 works in a prized private collection. Three restaurant venues, including the lauded Petit Comitè by Nandu Jubany, put fine dining at your fingertips. Don’t miss the rooftop terrace bar La Dolce Vitae, with its spectacular city views, or the Majestic Spa, which offers lavish treatments like the Diamond Rose Ritual, a body treatment incorporating roses and diamond dust.
The hotel’s new “Barcelona by Scooter” program makes city exploration easy: for 50 euros, rent a scooter with helmets, a backpack filled with water and snacks and an iPad pre-loaded with a city map and themed itineraries.