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.