The Barcelona Edition — Barcelona, Spain

Interior view at The Barcelona Edition hotel, Spain featuring brown wooden walls and floor, a white marble and wood spiral staircase and a gold coloured chair
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In its rise to Europe’s foremost cultural capital, Barcelona’s welcoming of an Edition hotel feels like a long overdue match between two icons. Located in El Born, the city’s historical and creative epicentre, The Barcelona EDITION stands tall over the Santa Caterina Market, after the former office space was radically transformed by Carlos Ferrater Studio into a geometric glass-fronted facade that mirrors the gothic architecture surrounding it. Throughout the property, mastermind Ian Schrager’s creative direction comes to life with acclaimed interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán creating a signature Edition space that rewrites its understated luxury with a unique injection of Catalan heritage.

Entering the double-height lobby, contemporary and classic design is mixed, with pieces from the likes of Eric Schmitt and Christian Liaigre, to Dalí and Gaudí. Locals and visitors alike dine here at Bar Veraz, flaunting a menu by Sebastián Mazzola, behind the city’s Pakta and Tickets restaurants. And though you’ll likely want to catch a drink at The Roof, the 10th-floor terrace with unprecedented views across the skyline, the hotel’s Punch Room is where nights are not to be missed. Ascending a marble and wood spiral staircase into a room of leather and velvet furniture, nights run late with a punch menu bringing back the once-lost drinks style in a variety of options.

If you’re staying the night, rooms breathe the telltale trademarks for which Schrager has become so well known, with warm accents coming through in the leather headboards and walnut wood panelling, complemented against whitened oak herringbone parquet floors. Even if just for a nightcap, the latest offering from EDITION is definitely one you’ll want to check in to when next in the Catalan capital.

Interior view of Sebastián Mazzola's Bar Veraz at The Edition Barcelona hotel, Spain featuring beige and brown wooden walls, spotlights, framed photos on the wall, tables with tableware, lamps and beige and brown seating. The bar front features a vertical wood slat design and there are dark coloured bar stools and a high-level rack with bottles of drinks and wine glasses

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Alternative view of Bar Veraz at The Edition Barcelona hotel, Spain featuring a large high-level rack with multiple bottles of drinks and glasses with a dulled yellow light shining through. The bar design features vertical wooden slats and there are framed photos on a beige walls behind the bar and multiple bar stools in front

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View of the rooftop dining space at The Edition Barcelona hotel, Spain featuring brown wooden tables, white seating, green plants and a bar area with stools and curtains. There is a view of nearby buildings under a blue sky

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Interior view of a room at The Edition Barcelona hotel, Spain featuring dark beige walls, wooden flooring and a bed with white pillows, white linen and a fur throw. There is also a wall mounted tv, a desk with a plant and lamp, a side table with three candles, a chair, red roses, framed wall art and a seat with cushions under the window which has light coloured curtains and offers a view of lit up buildings nearby under a dark starlit sky

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