Spain is a tremendously diverse country with Catalonia, the cultural center of the country, Andalusia, with the remains of its Moslem era, the Costa del Sol, although somewhat disfigured, but still a favorite of vacationers throughout the world, and the South, famous for its traditions and its great sense of hospitality. Spain is all this as well as a great economic success since the end of the Franco dictatorship in 1975. The “Spanish miracle” has been setting an example for all of Europe up to 2007. Spain is also a country with a great many different identities and languages such as Castilian, Catalonian and Basque. Another enviable aspect of the country is its nightlife, which is famous far beyond the borders of Europe. A prime example of this aspect of Spain is Barcelona, the Catalonian capital and a major economic, cultural and tourist center. Located between the mountains and the sea, the city enjoys a Mediterranean climate, which attracts millions of visitors. In addition, Barcelona has an incredible and unusual architectural heritage and an equally incredible “joie de vivre”. All this combines to make it an ideal place to visit. The buildings, designed and built by the architect, Antonio Gaudi have left an indelible mark on the city. These include the Güell Palace, the Casa Milà and of course the Familia Sagrada basilica, all of which are masterpieces and classified as world heritages by UNESCO. The Catalonian capital however, continues to innovate architecturally in the category of luxury hotels.
The Hotel Cram opened in 2004 in the Eixample quarter just five minutes from the famous Passeig de Gracia Avenue where one finds an island of discord; three controversial buildings adjacent to each by the three greatest modern Catalonian architects. There was never any controversy however, about the Hotel Cram. Everyone liked it. Its pop and funky architecture with a preponderance of red tones, represents an aesthetically avant-garde concept and especially an approach to design with the accent on functionality, which makes the guest feel at ease without being submerged by strange forms and shapes. Instead, he is invited to share the experience of a hotel as hospitable and festive as the Catalonian spirit. The Art Deco façade dating back to 1892 gives one the initial impression of a classic hotel, but the elaborate play of light soon indicates the futuristic spirit of the place. A small 1970s touch after; the guest is caught up in the originality of the Cram. For those who enjoy strong emotional experiences, the Hotel Cram has two must places to visit: the open air swimming pool located on the rooftop terrace with a spectacular view of the city, and the very chic Gaig restaurant, one of Barcelona’s hot spots. Directed by Carles Gaig and founded in 1869, it is a shrine dedicated to Catalonian cuisine, which has been redecorated and sublimated in an exceptional manner.
The common areas of the hotel have been designed in a very fluid style. There’s a great deal of light and water in an environment whose vivid colors contrast sharply with the black ceiling.
Four stars / Design / High-tech / Starred restaurant with Catalan & seasonal sophisticated cuisine / Cocktail & Terrace bar / Summer rooftop pool & solarium / In-room massages
Open all year
67 rooms and suites
Double occupancy from 143 euros
Barcelona El Prat international Airport (BCN) - Barcelona
Calle Aribau 54
No time difference
Mediterranean climate for most of the country (dry, hot summers and mild winters)
National ID card or valid passport
No vaccinations required
The euro (EUR)
Valencian, Galician and Basque are official languages in their regions of origin.
English and French in tourist areas
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