Ideally located in the heart of Barcelona, Spain's most design-conscious city. Casanova Hotel offers a peaceful haven away from everyday life.
Its modern and innovative 124 guest rooms perfectly suit the spirit of this cosmopolitan city, inspired by the surrounding Gaudi architecture and buzzing arts scene.
Other design highlights include the angular sun-lit lobby with its pistachio back-lit bar, the whimsical lighting fixtures and sculptural chairs.
One of the hotel's most renowned features is the popular restaurant, Mexiterranée where a delectable fusion of Mediterranean, Catalan and Mexican dishes surpass the expectations of even the most discerning gastronome. Elsewhere, the Mediterranean garden spa features a tranquil courtyard with a couple's cabana and three indoor treatment rooms.
As a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the refashioned Casanova Hotel debuted in November 2007. Like its namesake, this hip yet elegant establishment exudes charisma, style and sex appeal.
Mexiterranée: The restaurant offers the best of Mexican cuisine whith a unique Mediterranean touch. This culinary fusion of aromas and flavors combines vegetables, exotic fruits, fresh fish and sea food, accompanied by tacos, ceviches and jalapeno peppers. Every other month the chef comes up with exciting new menus and decorative themes. The design exhudes a chic, contemporary ambience, accented by a speedy and efficient service.
Lobby Bar: Casanova's chic Lobby Bar is part of Barcelona's fashionable social scene, serving up DJ's spinning the latest beats and a succulent ceviche menu, against a cinematic backdrop ranging from classic black and white films to the latest music videos. The glowing, back lit pistachio-hued glass bar is the centerpiece of this hip, comfortable lounge for enjoying cocktails such as the Casanova, a festive signature drink of strawberries, lime juice, Cinzano, Lillet and sugar created by the hotel's on-site restaurant choreographer. The bar menu features many local favorites, a highlight being a selection of seafood ceviches inspired by Mexican and Mediterranean ingredients. Playful overhead lighting fixtures add a whimsical note to the retro furniture which pay homage to the designs of Catalan born artist Joan Miro.
GUEST ROOMS & SUITES: The 124 rooms include Standard rooms, Deluxe rooms, Superior rooms and Junior Suites.
All of them offer elegant amenities and facilities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. There are rooms specifically suitable for physically challenged guests and
there is also a limited number of smoking rooms. All rooms feature elegant and discrete designs with plush beds, wood floors, full bathrooms with shower and bath, and LCD TV. Some rooms have a private balcony with views to the city centre.
SPA: Casanovas's spa offers unique treatments with precious stones, herbs, flowers and essences, using aura healing techniques and chakra balancing through the medicinal powers of precious gems, river stones and certain minerals in their unique, pure state.
Barcelona is Southern Europe's great city. In spite of its solid international position, it is physically a people's city, a friendly city which makes it an ideal place to wander around, discovering the new city, observing the people, their customs and their way of life. Visitors wander tirelessly, stop at shop windows or have a rest in a café.
Barcelona is renowned for its architecture and culture, and its location on the Mediterranean shore. The moderate climate, wonderful beaches and lively streets are complemented by the city's historical heritage and old quarters such as the Casco Antiguo and Barrio Gótico, popular events, shopping, entertainment, and, of course, the food.
The city's food establishments share Barcelona's taste for aesthetic value, which is apparent in the design and the architecture of its restaurants. However, there is also another important factor: the presence of the greatest creative chefs of the moment. This success is the result of consistency, centuries of tradition and the Catalan predisposition for avant-garde cuisine, thus placing it among the finest in Europe.
If one had to erect a monument to the unknown shopper, he would come to Barcelona. The Catalan capital combines the best selection of the greatest international brand names with its own establishments and personality. With over 35,000 shops, Barcelona is a constant temptation for those who round off a short trip or a break with some good shopping.
Barcelona has the largest shopping network in Europe, three miles long, that runs the length of the city. The city captures 25% of international tourism in Spain, boasting some of the best shopping streets in Europe, such as Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla de Catalunya. And the heart of Barcelona, the famous Eixample, is a constant succession of shops, one after the other, which experts call continuous shopping. Imagine: a shoe shop next to a shop of unisex clothes, next to a jeweller's, a department store, a cake shop, a menswear shop, the latest fashions in women's clothes, franchises, private labels, designer brands, and small shops next to the show window of a designer brand.
And all this takes place in the midst of the magnificent Modernisme buildings that stand in the centre of the city, in l'Eixample. Some of these have been declared Human Heritage, such as the well-known Casa Milà, on Passeig de Gràcia, or la Casa Batlló, which is celebrating its centenary. Others are Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Amatller, and even the Sagrada Família, the unfinished masterpiece church by Antoni Gaudi which never stops growing year after year. Barcelona deserves its reputation for being Europe's largest open air museum of the Modernisme movement. It is a delight for the senses.