Nothing says summer in the city like rooftop cocktails. In the Catalan capital, the Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona has a rooftop terrace with killer views of the city’s landmarks like the Sagrada Familia. The latest buzz? La Dolce Vitae is showing off a renovation, just in time for the sizzling summer season. Interior designer Antonio Obrador gave the space a makeover with sleek, new decor and a wider bar. The swimming pool remains the focal point, but Obrador redesigned the space to make it more comfortable. There’s lots of greenery, including a vertical garden created by Clavisa, a company specialized in cactus cultivation.
The menu has also been upgraded by Michelin-starred chef Nandu Jubany and executive chef David Romero. Expect international food with Catalan touches in dishes like Balfego bluefin tuna tartare served with avocado and wasabi, Can Met vegetables, and organic roast beef with toast and pickles. Starting June 9, the Rosée Sunset BBQ will offer meats and fish cooked in a wood-fired oven, paired with M De Minuty rosé wine. Cap it off with a Ferrero Rocher and Nutella XXL ice-cream sandwich.
For the summer season, the hotel hosts the Majestic Sunset Sessions, with resident DJ Carlos U-Soul spinning the soundtrack from June to September. On the weekends, he’s joined by popular DJs from around the world.
First opened in 1918, the Majestic is a beloved city landmark on Passeig de Gràcia. The five-star hotel is owned by the Soldevila-Casals family, and decorated with a prestigious art collection numbering 1000 pieces. There are 271 guest rooms, including the largest suite in Barcelona. Measuring 5,000 square feet, the penthouse can accommodate six guests and comes with two panoramic terraces, a dining room, and personal butler service.
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