Hotel Arts Barcelona & 43 The Spa

Barcelona, Spain

Features

  • Day Spa
  • Fine Dining
  • Going Solo

Spa

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Gymnasium
  • Personal training
  • Pool – Outdoor
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

Designed by distinguished architect Bruce Graham, Hotel Arts is a masterpiece in its own right.

Taking prime position on the seafront, the hotel overlooks the vibrant marina, beach and Frank Gerhy’s famous golden fish sculpture ‘El Peix’.

A blissful retreat, cultural hub and fine dining destination rolled into one.

The Spa

43 The Spa

Sitting on the top two floors of the skyscraper, the contemporary 43 The Spa has breathtaking views. Black slate corridors lead to separate ladies and gents’ hydro and thermal areas with panoramic views of the coastline and marina.

His and hers facilities include a vitality pool with multi-jets, light therapy steam rooms and saunas with sea views. Eight treatment rooms sit on the floor below alongside a relaxation room with day beds and outdoor loungers.

Spa Facilities

  • Two water areas with Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room
  • Panoramic views
  • Eight fully equipped treatment suites
  • Two relaxation areas
  • Hydrotherapy pools
  • Saunas and steam baths
  • State-of-the-art gym facilities
  • Experienced personal coaches
  • Extensive menu of treatments by the prestigious luxury Spanish skincare brand Natura Bissé

Spa Products

To Stay

Each of the 483 rooms and suites boast a signature look, but unite when it comes to beautiful and breathtaking views of the Barcelona skyline and shore.

The hotel also offers an array of apartments as well as private penthouses. All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV and internet access with the added bonus of a minibar and a Nespresso machine.

To Eat

There are six restaurants and bars to choose from, serving everything from light, informal breakfasts (served until midday) and poolside lunches to local Catalan fine dining.


Facilities and Activities

  • Modern gym, personal trainers, yoga and pilates teachers can be provided on request for private classes
  • Outdoor yoga during Global Wellness Week
  • 24-hour travel concierge
  • On demand transfer service
  • On-site shops and hairdresser
  • Fully equipped iLounge featuring latest Apple devices

For the Kids

Special amenities and activities for children on-site.


Getting There

Marina 19–21, Barcelona, 08005, Spain

+34 93 2211000

Situated in the marina area of Port Olimpico the Hotel Arts is only a few minutes walk from the beach. The metro is 5 minutes walk away and 4 stops (10 minutes) to Passeig de Gràcia and the very centre of Barcelona.

The seafront hotel overlooks the Mediterranean on the Port Olimpic, next to the marina and Barcelona’s famous beaches, and surrounded by lush terraces and lively promenades.

Close by, the district of Barceloneta is a hive of characterful bars, cafes and local seafood restaurants. The hotel is a short stroll away from the city’s historical centre, and just 20 minutes by car from Barcelona airport.

Barcelona El Prat Airport

Lisa BrownBy Lisa Brown

Part of the Ritz Carlton Group this is a chic city hotel with the feel of a super-luxe resort and just half an hour from the airport – it’s a popular choice for weekend breaks amongst the European jet set.

The hub of the resort is the buzzing pool area complete with an innovative cocktail menu and lunchboxes for poolside feasting. There’s also a great ice cream parlour, Rocambolesc, serving up gelato from the Michelin starred Roca brothers.

43 The Spa

Sitting on the top two floors of the skyscraper, the contemporary 43 The Spa has breathtaking views. Black slate corridors lead to separate ladies and gents’ hydro and thermal areas with panoramic views of the coastline and marina.

His and hers facilities include a vitality pool with multi-jets, light therapy steam rooms and saunas with sea views. Eight treatment rooms sit on the floor below alongside a relaxation room with day beds and outdoor loungers (not for those with vertigo!) where you can chomp on post treatment healthy snacks and infused waters and juices.

The Treatment

My Natura Bissé Vitamin C Facial began with a deep cleanse and exfoliation using a glycolic peel followed by a spritz of the DELICIOUS orange toner (the luxury skin brand was created in Catalonia and uses local ingredients). A mask followed and while it sank into the skin the skilled therapist massaged my arms and hands. The treatment finished with a pressure point head massage and application of SPF 50 vitamin C cream so that I was ready to head poolside to catch some rays.

I also attended The Natura Bissé masterclass for Global Wellness Day, where had the chance to sample the Diamond and Vitamin C range whilst performing a DIY mini facial. Fun and informative, I discovered their amazing Diamond Life Infusion Retinol Eye Serum which I’ve now put on my beauty wish list!

Other Treatments

Citrus Body Scrub – Using the highest concentration of pure vitamin C, a protective treatment that uses natural exfoliating agents to eliminate impurities and leave the skin with a smooth and silky appearance.

The 43 Experience – The unique massage incorporates various chiropractic techniques, pressure, stretching manoeuvres and aromatherapy precious oils to stimulate the senses and deeply relax the entire body.

Diamond Anti Aging and Rejuvenating – A rejuvenating facial which works to regulate the four key skin-age biomarkers. The intensive treatment results in firmer, glowing skin.

To Stay

Each room boasts a signature look, but unite when it comes to beautiful and breathtaking views of the Barcelona skyline and shore. The hotel also offers an array of apartments as well as private penthouses. All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV and internet access with the added bonus of a minibar and a Nespresso machine.

We stayed in room 34C – a HUGE duplex apartment flooded with daylight and styled in contemporary muted tones. The vast living space boasts stunning panoramic views of the city, beach and marina. The apartment has a large open plan lounge dining area for 8, a full kitchen, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms with a plentiful supply of Asprey products.

Guests staying in suites and apartments have access to a club lounge serving complimentary champagne, wine, spirits, juices and snacks throughout the day. If you don’t fancy venturing down to the restaurant the club also offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and evening canapés.

To Eat

There are six restaurants and bars to choose from, serving everything from light, informal breakfasts (served until midday) and poolside lunches to local Catalan fine dining

The cool poolside Marina restaurant offers coastal delights such as lobster tacos and soft shell crab burgers. Be sure to try their heavenly signature dish – rhubarb and blueberry cheesecake.

Tapas restaurant Arola serves up top notch posh tapas, including the best patatas bravas I’ve ever tasted – they literally melted in the mouth. Also check out the the strawberry cheesecake with a magical twist!

Enoteca Paco Pérez is a two Michelin-star restaurant is overseen by renowned Catalan chef Paco Pérez. The menu is inspired by the food and produce of the Mediterranean with an emphasis on fish and seafood. Enoteca’s cellar features more than 700 wines.

Mixologist Don Giovanni heads up the Arola cocktail bar and is so passionate about his ingredients that he’s set up his own cocktail kitchen garden. His tasty and artistic creations include Honey Bee – complete with a honeycomb and pretty little bee.

Don’t Miss

La Sagrada Familia – Work started on Gaudi’s monumental cathedral in 1882 and is due to be completed in 2026, the centennial of the architect’s death; Barcelona’s most iconic building is a towering and awe-inspiring must see.

Picasso Museum – The delightful museum houses more than 3,000 pieces of the artist’s earlier works in a cluster of medieval stone mansions and courtyards.

Park Guell – Gaudi’s magical suburb, now a public park, is an UNESCO world heritage site and a whimsical and enchanting space of fairytale gatehouses and a giant mosaic lizard guarding a magnificent staircase.