HOTEL ME BARCELONA: A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN A UNIQUE SETTING
IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU
The ME by Meliá brand created in 2006 by the company Sol Meliá with the inauguration of the Hotel ME Madrid Reina Victoria, seeks to break away from the traditional concept of luxury by offering clients a space where design, music and gastronomy have a strong connection with the city in which the hotel is located. The aim is to create a unique experience which etches the essence of the experience on the memory of the visitor, in a place where everything is designed to stimulate their own individual "self" at a most intimate level.
The Hotel ME Barcelona is the brand's fourth hotel and is the international flagship of the company which also operates in Madrid, Cancún and Cabo San Lucas. Standing at 120 meters high, with 29 storeys and 258 rooms the hotel is located in one of the tallest buildings on the Barcelona skyline. The building was designed by the French architect Dominique Perrault who designed the Grand Bibliothèque de France in Paris.
Thanks to its height and location, visitors can enjoy privileged views of the city's beaches bathed by the Mediterranean, the entire city skyline and the mountains which surround it, both from their rooms and from the hotel's terraces and restaurants. From any of the hotel's huge windows it is easy to make out the silhouette of the Sagrada Familia, the Agbar Tower, the Tibidabo, Montjuïc and the Mediterranean sea.
Created by Dominique Perrault, one of the most influential figures in contemporary architecture, the hotel left the interior design and décor in the hands of a team of experts coordinated by the architect and the Corada Figueras Arquitectos studio.
The building's exterior is designed to reflect the light and the movement of the city during the day, so the whole building changes along with Barcelona as the hours go by, causing the skyscraper to emit a singular energy only possible thanks to the light of the Mediterranean. Its structure and form where developed by Perrault as a symbol of technology and modernity daring to reach for the sky. This induced the architect to use slender, clean lines which set Hotel ME Barcelona apart from the traditional bulky edifices which make up the skyline of many large cities.
Inside, the lobby appears as a fresh, inviting space giving pride of place to the warm colours and an atmosphere relaxation. Music and local art are given a prominent role in this area and a subtle fragrance especially created for ME Barcelona embraces the visitor. This same ambience is reflected in the hotel's multiple lounges and meeting rooms which are equipped with state of the art technology, but not forgetting however, what distinguishes the ME brand: its warmth and the aim to provide a unique and personal experience.A unique hotel for unique people
The concept behind Hotel ME Barcelona places an emphasis on first class customer service aimed at satisfying their every need no matter what this may be. The “Everything is Possible” button that each visitor will find on their hotel room telephone is just one illustration of this.
In order to guarantee this level of attention Hotel ME Barcelona provides the services of Aura Experience Managers. These are specialists in personal relations, whose only role is to ensure that each and every visitor entering the world created by Hotel ME Barcelona enjoys a unique experience. The idea is to enhance the person's "aura" which is the most intimate and essential part of this person. The Aura Experience Managers create personalized experiences by combining the functions of concierge, DJ, stylist, guide, confidant, and personal assistant.
Dining as an experience
The Hotel ME Barcelona bar and restaurants are open to hotel guests and the people of Barcelona alike. The culinary offer blends the innovation of haute cuisine with the originality of the surroundings to attract the in-crowds and people curious to discover a new haunt they can make their own.
The Sky Food Bar Restaurant & Lounge situated on the ground floor of Hotel ME Barcelona, has a contemporary and refreshing design, mirroring the colorful light of the Mediterranean. The fashionable design accentuates the influence of the Catalan culinary tradition with a fusion cuisine combining Oriental and Argentinean touches. With the showing of classic films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's and North by Northwest in the evenings, the restaurant offers a distinct alternative for a dinner with friends or for couples, at affordable prices that will surprise its visitors.
By night, the Sky Food Bar Restaurant & Lounge turns into a fashionable night club with famous international DJs making Hotel ME Barcelona an exceptional spot of the Barcelona nightlife. At the bar, expert barmen prepare cocktails which are specially mixed to the taste of each visitor.
On floor 24 of Hotel ME Barcelona, the renowned chefs Javier and Sergio Torres prepare haute cuisine in their restaurant surrounded by views of the Mediterranean, the mountains and of the city itself. The Dos Cielos restaurant stands out for its personal attention, a dining room with few tables and an open kitchen where the entire creation process is on view; a show offered specially for the gourmets among the guests.
Angels & Kings: An alternative spot to enjoy the nightlife
The popular New York bar opens its first venue outside the United States on the sixth floor of the Hotel ME Barcelona. The marriage of the ME by Meliá concept with the creators of the original Angels & Kings (the musician Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Crush Management, Stephen Wiseman and Matt Eiles) make this space an exclusive social meeting point in the Catalan capital.
Located on the sixth floor of the Hotel ME Barcelona, Angels & Kings Barcelona boasts an immense terrace and swimming pool where people who appreciate good music can enjoy cocktails, tapas, fabulous views and one of the most stylish nightspots in Barcelona.
Its interior design seeks to achieve an electrifying and romantic ambience by mingling a contemporary air with vintage furnishing and walls decked out in a Victorian style. Rock inspired, this venue also has a stage serving as the centerpiece for presentations and concerts.
YHI Spa: the perfect retreat
At YHI Spa, Sol Meliá's exclusive brand meaning Goddess of Light, the most important aim is to provide each client with an all-embracing sensation allowing them to luxuriate in an exclusive experience and to completely enjoy total wellbeing in mind, body and spirit. The Spa is established on the philosophy of YHI energy based on the five senses and seeks to provide clients with the skills to enable them to enter a mental state of deep contemplation.
Meeting rooms and conference hall
Hotel ME Barcelona is also the ideal place to hold your business meetings and conferences with over 1,276 square meters of space which holds up to 300 guests. If they wish, guests may use the Business Center 24 hours a day.
With a total of 258 rooms and suites, Hotel ME Barcelona is an option for both business trips and pleasure travelers alike. Its facilities are equipped with the latest technology and are developed to provide the greatest possible comfort and convenience.
All rooms have been designed to satisfy the expectations of the most demanding client, with feather pillows, comfortable deluxe mattresses, topped with another natural white goose down mattress, the finest quality bed linen and a range of AVEDA natural organic skin care products, not to mention a home cinema system, interactive 32-inch plasma TV, surround speakers, free WiFi internet access, iPod adaptors and MP3 connector.
“The Level” situated on floor 25 is an exclusive VIP floor with 360º panoramic views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the Barcelona cityscape. On this select floor, to which only 43 luxury rooms and 23 suites situated on the uppermost floors have exclusive access, clients are offered a personal and private check-in and check-out service as well as a concierge service, continental breakfast and 4 other culinary events which take place throughout the day - depending on the rhythm of the day - to delight their palates with the chefs finest creations. They may also enjoy a selection of the finest liqueurs, Champagne and a unique setting achieved through a blend of lighting, design, art, fine cuisine, music and entertainment.
The Sky Suite of Hotel ME Barcelona also situated on The Level, has 150 m2 and the client has the possibility to create an entirely exclusive floor by reserving the two neighbouring additional accommodations. This Suite occupying the whole floor with restricted access offers everything imaginable as far as privacy is concerned, in addition to spectacular views of the mountains outside Barcelona and the Sagrada Familia.