On my recent trip to IBTM I was lucky enough to stay 2 nights in the Hotel Barcelona Princess. This is a 4* hotel in front of the CCIB International Congress facility & the new yachting harbour in Barcelona.
It is an avant-garde hotel opened in mid-2004. There are 363 rooms with either a sea view or Barcelona skyline view (both magnificent). There is a good complimentary wifi internet connection in all rooms, plus a complimentary minibar and use of the fitness centre and sauna. The waterfall style hydro-massage showers in all rooms was heavenly! The complimentary toiletries and nozzle for the hair-dryer was also appreciated.
They have 6 meeting rooms with natural daylight, with capacity for up to 200 delegates.
There are 2 external and heated swimming pools (including 1 infinity pool in the 23rd floor).
The hotel is adjacent to a major shopping centre, which I understand is one of the biggest in Barcelona (Diagonal Mar – entrance 20 meters away). It is 8 minutes walking distance to the beach (500 meters away) and is well connected with main motorways & public transport (metro L4 Forum stop – 30 meters away).
It was a great place to stay during my time at EIBTM in Barcelona and I had a show round before my flight home. I loved the suites and the Desigual themed hotel rooms and Loft meeting area. To me I envisaged that the relaxed bean bags and seating in the Desigual Lounge would be perfect for an informal company brainstorming session.
Rest assured your international event would be in safe hands here. 30% of the MICE business at the hotel comes from the UK market, followed by Germany and France. Only 8% of the bookings are from within Spain.
If you would like further information about the Hotel Barcelona Princess please contact us. I highly recommend this hotel as a great place to stay and hold a meeting or conference during your business trip.