Escape to… Cotton House Hotel | Barcelona, Spain

The Cotton House Hotel fills the space which previously played home to the headquarters of Spain’s Cotton Textile Foundation, “Fundación Textil Algodonera”, an emblematic 19th-century building in the neoclassical style – truly a historic Barcelona landmark. The edifice was built on the orders of a family of the Catalan bourgeoisie when the textile industry was at its height. It was sold in the mid-20th Century to the Cotton Producers Guild which established its headquarters there with the aim of housing the highest possible number of cotton-producing bodies and services, creating a literal “hotel” of cotton houses and later inspiring the Cotton House Hotel.

The original elements of the building have been conserved, such as the imposing marble staircase, delicate parquet and boiserie embellishing ceilings, floors and walls in some of the rooms. Also the famous spiral staircase built in 1957, the main feature of which is that it is not supported on the floor below, but is suspended from the metal frame of the upper floor, to give a light and airy aspect. At the same time, all the facilities of the building have been completely replaced, resulting in a distinguished setting full of history, yet modern and comfortable at the same time.

Location:  Barcelona, Spain
Distance from Airport:  Barcelona–El Prat Airport Intl. (BCN) approx. 20 mins. away
Distance from Cruise Terminal:  Port of Barcelona -approx. 15 mins. away

The Cotton House Hotel makes a great Barcelona “Escape” location. Located in Barcelona (Eixample), Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection is minutes from Casa Calvet and Tivoli Theatre. This 5-star hotel is close to Casa Batllo and Palau de la Musica Catalana. Only 15 mins from Barcelona cruise port this is a great Pre or Post cruise hotel.  Nearest beach is 25 mins away.  Ready to plan your Barcelona cruise or vacation package? Contact me karen.holmes@mei-travel.com.

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