Like a huge transatlantic ship in the heart of Barcelona, an impressive building designed by Pritzker prize winner, Rafael Moneo, hides a new jewel in the hotel industry. Stony travertine marble walls cover and unveil a solid structure of steel, glass and concrete. Discrete luxury that is calm and elegant. Architectural seriousness has been reborn in the NH Collection Barcelona Constanza. At last, a hotel that is the final destination.
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NH Collection Barcelona Constanza
In the upper side of Barcelona, where the financial centre meets the most coveted of residential neighbourhoods, the most exclusive of shopping centres and the mythical Camp Nou stadium, the NH Collection Barcelona Constanza stands, a new hotel magnet in a capital city that is constantly renewing itself.
The location of NH Collection Barcelona Constanza is unique. The offices and headquarters of the large international corporations have situated the base of their operations in our country. Only 15 minutes separate the hotel from the international El Prat airport and it only takes 6 minutes to reach the high speed train station (AVE). A major transportation route–the Gran Vía de Carlos III– connects the NH Collection Barcelona Constanza with the city’s new financial expansion area, L’Hospitalet, in only 10 minutes, and in only 5 additional minutes, it connects the hotel to the Barcelona port.
The Avenida Diagonal, where the hotel is located, is the main access way of Barcelona, joining one end of the city to another, from the mountains to sea. The privileged location of the NH Collection Barcelona Constanza allows easy access via public transportation. The hotel has a taxi stop at its doorway and very nearby, there are Tranvia, bus and subway stops on the Diagonal (at less than a 5 minute walk).
Outdoor sports lovers may enjoy the city via bicycle thanks to the bicycle lane that runs across the entire Avenida Diagonal. At NH Collection Barcelona Constanza, there are electric bicycles available for those guests wishing to use them. They can travel across the 180 km of the city’s bicycle lanes.
The stadium is not the only place that is a must see in the surroundings of the NH Collection Barcelona Constanza. Shopping is another large draw for tourists who are seeking to avoid large crowds and massive groups. Just a short walk down the Avenida Diagonal leads to the Plaza Francesc Maciá, where some of the most important international fashion and design brands are located.
The gardens of Sant Joan de Dèu connect the NH Collection Barcelona Constanza with another architectural emblem of the city, the L’Illa Diagonal shopping centre.
Another work of awarded architect Rafael Moneo and of Manuel de Solà-Morales, this iconic building was described by its authors as “the fallen skyscraper”. With a façade of over 300 metres of travertine marble, the complex is inspired by New York’s Rockefeller Center and hosts over 170 stores, convention centres, parking lots… At only 3 blocks away, another legendary temple of luxury, the Pedralbes Centre and next to it, a large El Corte Inglés centre, specialising in exclusive international brands.
It all comes together. Interiors connected to exteriors thanks to two landscaped facades of white travertine marble with large windows and cantilevers. The hotel’s lobby, a huge box of steel, glass and basalt, is the heart of this architectural emblem. Its walls, over two stories in height, house an impressive black staircase that zigzags across it, surprising and turning it into a point of attention.
The new Italian kitchen of legendary Sicilian chef Andrea Tumbarello, the latest in signature cocktails by barman Diego Cabrera, a spa with flotation cabin and hydro massages, an outside pool on the top floor, gym and relaxing garden views of the Sant Joan de Déu gardens are just some of the ingredients converting the hotel into the latest mecca of Barcelona.
Experience the sophistication, vibrance and beauty of Barcelona that finds its perfect reflection in the NH Collection Barcelona Constanza.
Indulge the hotel´s exquisite cuisine while getting a rich taste of the city in an exclusive location.