25 APRIL 2022
Opening its doors in Barcelona’s creative neighbourhood of Poblenou, the newest Hox has a rooftop pool and taqueria, bodega, pizza slice shop, basement event space and all-new four-bed rooms.
Located in walking distance of the beach and set to be a pillar of the community, 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. The hotel’s large and bright lobby is full of cosy corners and houses Best Of, The Hoxton’s retail collection which features exclusively local and sustainable brands. To the right of the lobby, three meeting and events spaces make up The Apartment, along with La Cave, a basement space that will host local cultural programming and community events.
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 have been designed to 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. Rooms are generously sized, ranging from Roomy to an all-new ‘Homey’ category which will appeal to families and longer staying guests with kitchenettes, dining areas, and the option of two double beds in separate closable rooms for privacy. Bathrooms feel fresh and bright, with Zellige tiles, terracotta floors, walk-in rainfall showers, and Blank amenities. A handful of Biggy and Homey rooms feature bathtubs — perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the city.
Up on the roof with knock-out views of Sagrada Familia, Tope is a fun and informal Mexican taqueria with a rotating menu of tacos, fresh Mexican-inspired dishes, frozen margaritas, giant slushies, and DJs amping up the vibes at the weekends. Offering 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, Tope vows to be a lively weekend spot with DJs hitting the decks on Fridays and Saturdays, making it a must-go destination to catch the sunset.
On the ground floor of the hotel, Four Corners is a pizza restaurant, sun terrace, slice shop and bodega. Specialising in deep-dish Detroit-style pizza served in square pies or giant slices, Four Corners is overseen by New York-based pizzaiolo, Anthony Falco. With thick and chunky bases are light and baked fresh, toppings include: Mortadella and pistachio pesto; Soppressata with spicy honey, cheesy carbonara; and the classic red top. Between the lobby and the restaurant, Four Corners’ Slice Shop is a quick, grab-and-go option, where guests can swing by to pick up a slice for the road or sit in at its relaxed high-top seating. Guests are encouraged to visit the bodega, where they’ll find a curated selection of Barcelona’s snacks, beers and low-intervention wines.
The Apartment and La Cave
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. The pantry kitchen is the heart of The Apartment, with a terrazzo-topped bar, checkerboard concrete floor and statement handmade tapestry. New and unique for The Hoxton’s Barcelona property, La Cave is a multifunctional basement space and extension of The Apartment. Unlike any event space of its kind, La Cave feels welcoming and warm, just as you’d expect from a Hoxton. Here, guests will find a sprawling statement art piece from local artist, Sandra Modrego.