The Hoxton has opened its doors in Barcelona. Set in the creative neighbourhood of Poblenou, within walking distance of the beach, The Hoxton offers 240 rooms; a striking rooftop with a pool, cabanas and views over Sagrada Familia; Tope, a rooftop bar and taqueria; and Four Corners, a ground-floor pizza restaurant that stretches across a light and airy restaurant, sun terrace, slice shop and bodega – a one-stop shop for the best Spanish snacks, wines and craft beers.
At the heart of the hotel, the bright and airy lobby is a welcoming space, centred around a curved all-day bar serving coffee and drinks. On entering the hotel, guests are wowed by the colourful hand-painted mural on the bar front, by local artist, Maria Marvila.
Floor-to-ceiling windows feature on both sides of the lobby, embracing the Mediterranean sunshine. The space is framed by lofty arches, peachy plastered walls, and bold abstract artworks curated by John Brown Projects. A contemporary mix of tactile fabrics and patterns on upholstered seating is used alongside abundant planting, rattans and stones, to create a space that feels intimate, relaxed and welcoming.
The hotel’s 240 bedrooms, meanwhile, reflect their location. Embracing the sun and sea of Barcelona, rooms feel Mediterranean with terracotta floors, faded florals, natural jute rugs and serene colour palettes. Handcrafted tapestries hang above statement headboards and floor-to-ceiling windows flood the rooms with light.
Up on the roof with striking views of Sagrada Familia, Tope is a fun and informal Mexican taqueria. A sister to Tope Portland which opened atop The Hoxton Portland in 2018, Tope Poblenou offers 360-degree views of the city, which can be enjoyed with relaxed seating, or soaked up poolside on a sun lounger or in a comfy cabana.
On the ground floor of the hotel, Four Corners is a pizza restaurant, sun terrace, slice shop and bodega. The pared-back space is full of natural light with cascading greenery, large paper shade lanterns and bold blue tiles. A colourful hand-painted mural by artist, Caroline Denervaud, frames the open-kitchen and wrap-around bar, with its corrugated concrete front and red leather bar stools.
The Apartment, The Hoxton’s meeting and events space, is comprised of three rooms, centred around a communal pantry kitchen. Located on the ground floor, the differently-sized rooms make the most of the natural light and feature white-washed timber floors, bespoke joinery and a continuation of the hotel’s dynamic artwork collection.
Moving walls and concealed TVs mean the rooms transition seamlessly to accommodate all kinds of occasions, from small meetings to large standing receptions.