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Nick Jones’s Soho House empire is expanding into yet another city in October (it is already in Istanbul, Berlin and Oxfordshire, to name a few) and this one is a match made in heaven. The antidote to snobby, cooperate member’s clubs, Soho House couldn’t be better suited to Barcelona, a city that is defined by its laid-back aesthetic and creative vibe.

For more than 20 years now, the houses have served as bases for a like-minded demographic to connect, create and chill out. In the aftermath of economic instability, the younger generations have taken their futures into their own hands and as a result Cataluña’s capital is a hive of creative start-ups, all of which would contribute to the universal Soho House ambiance. Here lunches are eaten away from desks, commuters aren’t dressed stiff suits and after work drinks aren’t just a Friday thing. It is a city where work and leisure are closer companions: the Soho House attitude is rooted in their culture.

The newest member of the trendy clan will be housed in a converted 18th-century apartment block on Plaza Medinaceli, just a minute from Barcelona’s Port Vell marina. “The design approach is totally sympathetic to the building and the city” explains Jones, but true to it’s roots, the House retains it’s stylish DNA to ensure existing members feel at home.

In keeping with tradition, the hotel includes a Cowshed spa, a luxe cinema room and, of course, a rooftop pool, this one with city and beach views. It also hosts the newest branch of the acclaimed Cecconi’s Italian restaurant, so anyone who has tired of tapas can indulge in a plate of silky ravioli.

Rooms

The House has 57 bedrooms, ranging from small and sweet to sweeping spaces, available for both members and non-members. Bedrooms have a modern but rustic look, with lots of warm, Mediterranean colours and traditional Spanish-patterned textiles. Bathrooms are light and simple with local tiles and vintage bronze fittings. The design of the new House has been spearheaded by Jones, the in-house design team managing director Vicky Charles and European design director James Waterworth. Inspiration has been taken from classic Catalan design, with gothic architecture influences and double-height, vaulted ceilings.

What’s for breakfast?

Breakfast can be eaten at Cecconi’s or in any of the club restaurants. Members and guests will be able to enjoy a wide selection of cereal, granola, yoghurt, fruits, pastries, cakes, cured meats, cheeses and breads, or tuck into the à la carte menu which features homemade bread with traditional Spanish meats and cheeses, pancakes and baked eggs arrabbiata to our traditional poached egg and avocado on toast.

How about lunch and dinner?

For lunch and dinner the club space menu options include:

Cecconi’s: a public restaurant originating in Mayfair, London, with sister restaurants in Berlin, Miami Beach and West Hollywood. It is open seven days a week, seating up to 120, serving a classic Italian menu.

The Club Floor (fifth floor): open all day and night, the club space has a lounge area and a bar with outdoor seating. The menu is inspired by the Mediterranean, with locally sourced ingredients. The club serves breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea from 4PM to 6PM, dinner and late night drinks.

Rooftop restaurant with the same menu as the club floor.

Is there a bar?

Yes! There are bars in Cecconi’s, on the Club Floor, the rooftop and in the Green Room (a speakeasy).

Amenities

The rooftop: with views of the sea and the city, a pool with beds, a bar and a lounge seating area where food is served from breakfast to dinner.

A 36-seat screening room: the room has velvet upholstered armchairs and footstools and screens pre-released and independent movies every day for members.

Cowshed Relax spa: located on the lower lobby, the spa is available to both members and non-members. The design is based on a traditional Spanish pharmacy and has four treatment rooms, four mani-pedi stations, and an indoor pool.

A Cowshed Active gym: fully equipped gym open to members and hotel guests. The facilities include a workout studio, House Ride classes, a yoga studio, a steam room, laundry facilities, and a House Press juice bar.

Things you should know

The House has a speakeasy called the Green Room open from Thursday to Sunday from 10PM through to 3AM. The room can be used for parties and cocktails and is located in the lower lobby.

Rooms start at €220 per night and reservation requests can be made either through www.sohohousebarcelona.com or +34 93 342 86 88.

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