The history of El Palace Barcelona and the city of Barcelona have been entwined for more than a century. Since its opening in 1919, the hotel has played an important part in all aspects of Barcelonan society. The novels of Carlos Ruiz Zafón offer a carefully curated tour of Barcelona. That is why it is not surprising to find the Ritz of Barcelona mentioned in his work.
Enjoy a luxurious experience with the following services during your stay when booking an Art Suite directly through the hotel website or contacting the hotel:
One round-trip airport transfer in Mercedes luxury car or minivan
Private, in-room check-in
Bottle of Champagne and fresh flowers on arrival
Priority hotel restaurant reservations
El Palace Barcelona city guide
Daily pressing service (one item per person)
Daily “Bubbles O’clock” In-suite afternoon bubbles tasting - selection of cava or champagne from our bar-cart and daily afternoon canapés served in your suite
Daily “Rise and Shine” morning coffee or tea delivered to your suite at requested times
BCN City Tour – 1-hour introduction to Barcelona walking tour
15 min. post travel destress neck or reflexology massage at Mayan Spa (one massage per person and per stay)
Free access to the Temazcal Sauna of our Mayan Luxury Spa
La Roca Village – shopping experience
Private shopper at El Corte Inglés Diagonal
Exclusive olfactory workshop at Carner Barcelona
Exclusive access to the Hispano Suiza Luxury car factory and museum.
Our suites have been stocked with all of the amenities that you might need to ensure that your stay is as stress free as you deserve.
The books of Carlos Ruiz Zafón will not go forgotten. A full collection of his work, in various languages, is on display.
The sophisticated décor of the suite stands apart with its elegant turquoise touches amidst a sea of tan and beige.
The classic furnishings lend an atmosphere of elegance to this luxurious space. The difference is into details and quality.
2 BEDROOM SUITE
This suite has two separate bedrooms that are joined by a large living-dining room. Enjoy a full experience to rest like an Artist.
This suite has one of the few Roman baths still operating in the hotel. The roman bath was part of Cesar Ritz initial design.
We are proud to offer the following services and amenities to guests who book this suite. If you have any special requests or needs, please contact us.
CD & DVD player (on request)
Louis XVI style furniture
Wingback chairs, upholstered in velvet, with geometric motifs
Roman bath, made out of Italian marble with mosaics as designed by César Ritz
Apple TV (on request)
Chopard toiletries and VIP service
Complimentary Nespresso coffee maker
42” TV, integrated into the decorative mirror in the bedroom, and another 55” TV, integrated into the decorative mirror of the living-dining room
"Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it"
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
His love for the city is palpable
The work of Carlos Ruiz Zafón takes literature and magic and mixes them together into extraordinary adventures. In this suite, we have done the same, adding the touch of elegance that has been our trademark since the very beginning to create an unforgettable experience.
Meet me at the Ritz
In many of his novels, the characters pass by or visit the Ritz of Barcelona, giving our hotel a silent but important role in creating the carefully crafted universe of these works.