district: Ciutat Vella (Old Town)
Kimpton Hotels, IHG’s “approachable luxury” chain, entry into Spain, the Vividora Hotel is a boutique-style property within walking distance to some of the city’s most prominent landmarks. Guests can easily access Las Ramblas, La Barceloneta Beach, La Boqueria, Plaça Catalunya and the legendary culinary scene of Barcelona. Design-forward tokyobikes and Kimpton Vividora Hotel branded skateboards are available for guests to explore the city.
Kimpton’s Creative Director and SVP of Design, Ave Bradley, collaborated with local interior design studio El Equipo Creativo to instil an authentic yet contemporary sense of Barcelona throughout the hotel. The striking design mixes terracotta colours, representing the urban landscape of Barcelona, with vibrant blues to channel the Mediterranean. Pantone’s 2020 Colour of the Year ‘Classic Blue’ is one of the main colours used in the rooms and in the restaurant, Fauna.
Each guestroom borrows inspiration from a stylish Barcelona apartment. The Mediterranean colour palette, natural wood, sleek marble, subtle graphic motifs and bold tiles give a nod to the city’s coastal setting. Each room features locally designed furniture and artwork, Vifa Bluetooth speakers and exclusive luxury bath amenities.
The ground floor Cafè Got is bathed in light with floor to ceiling windows. By day, the cafe offers local artisan NOMAD coffee, Catalan cheeses and small plates. By night, natural wines, homemade vermouths and signature cocktails by mixologist Adrià Batlle take centre stage, accompanied by a selection of light dishes and tapas.
Fauna, the main restaurant is located on the first floor and is inspired by the warmth of an elegant Barcelona home: mosaic floors, walls covered with colourful tiles and high ceilings. With a menu designed by the Catalan Chef Ferran López, Fauna offers a culinary experience based on Mediterranean flavours and family recipes with a creative touch, such as the signature Criollo Octopus with Canarian potatoes and green mojo.
Terraza de Vivi, the rooftop of Kimpton Vividora Hotel, is the city’s newest oasis. With a beautiful swimming pool, sun loungers, pergolas and lush greenery, Terraza de Vivi will offer an ingenious selection of cocktails combined with small creative dishes from the bar, all with panoramic views of the city.
✅ free Wi-Fi • 156 rooms, including 10 suites • hotel opened: February 2020 • architecture: GCA Architects • interior design: El Equipo Creativo (Barcelona) • parking possible at a location nearby (charged) ✅ pet friendly, no charges • 24-hour front desk