A city experiencing life from the Mediterranean. Welcoming, dynamic, innovative, pioneering, modernist, Gothic, recreational, Olympic, spectacular...with as many places to discover as stories to tell.

Barcelona the capital of Catalonia, is located on the coast and bounded by the Collserola ridge and rivers Besós and Llobregat. The city is less than 150 kilometres from the Pyrenees and from France.

Barcelona's location on the shores of the Mediterranean means that it enjoys a warm, welcoming climate and pleasant temperatures all year round. Rainfall is occasionally heavy, with levels of around 1,000mm per year. This helps to maintain the many green areas around the city.


With a coastline stretching more than four kilometres , the recovery of the Barcelona seafront has been one of the most important changes in the city . Today the beaches are the largest and most popular leisure spaces of the urban landscape.


Shows, bars, discotheques , concerts , terraces and popular fiestas are just a few of the choices that the city offers for enjoying Mediterranean night. BY night, Barcelona provides exciting cultural activities , entertainment and leisure for all tastes.


With the idea of being the city’s true cultural driving force , the museums of Barcelona programme all sorts of activities, from temporary exhibitions to itineraries and workshops , offering attractive ways to discover their history and temporary collections.


ECAO Destination Barcelona 2018


Marina 19–21
08005 Barcelona, Spain
T: +34 93 2211000
T: +34 93 5141300


The seafront hotel overlooks the Mediterranean on the Port Olimpic, next to the marina and Barcelona’s famous beaches, and surrounded by lush terraces and lively promenades. Close by, the district of Barceloneta is a hive of characterful bars, cafes and local seafood restaurants. The hotel is a short stroll away from the city’s historical centre, and just 20 minutes by car from Barcelona airport.

Designed by the distinguished architect Bruce Graham of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the Hotel Arts is part of Barcelona’s recent cultural renaissance, and as modern as the city itself.

Built to coincide with the Olympic Games in 1992, this Barcelona luxury hotel is a landmark on the Barceloneta boardwalk: 44 stories of blue glass and exposed steel soaring high above the seafront. Inside, hard edges and materials give way to an environment of elegance and refinement, filled with luxurious spaces to explore and discover at your leisure.

A heaven of comfort and tranquility, caught somewhere between sea and sky. Each of the Hotel Arts Barcelona 483 luxury rooms, suites and Penthouses offers everything you could need for a restful, relaxing stay. Luxurious bedding. Generously sized bathrooms. State-of-the-art entertainment systems. And all topped off by the greatest show in town: spectacular views of the city and the sea, from all our luxury rooms and suites.


Luxury-appointed rooms with views over the city of Barcelona.

Every spacious, comfortable deluxe room comes with its own generously spacious bathroom, individual separate bathtub and shower cabin. These are all the ingredients you need for a quiet nap, rest, whole body rejuvenation and a good night’s sleep.


  • Unique set of guest rooms including deluxe rooms, deluxe sea view rooms and Barcelona panoramic rooms
  • 252 guest rooms with king bed or 2 double beds
  • 24-hour room service
  • Spacious bathrooms with separate bathtub and hydro-shower cabin
  • Control panel for lighting, blinds and music
  • Individual air conditioning and heating controls
  • Bang & Olufsen audiovisual systems
  • High-speed internet access
  • Two telephone lines and voicemail



Dining in Barcelona is always a special event – and you can experience the best of the city’s culinary culture here, in the restaurants of the Hotel Arts. There are six restaurants and bars to choose from, serving everything from light, informal breakfasts and lunches to exceptional Catalan cuisine with two Michelin stars.

43 The Spa at Hotel Arts Barcelona
An oasis of calm and spiritual wellbeing in the city but just a few metres from heaven, 43 The Spa at Hotel Arts is duplex located on the 43rd floor of the hotel. 43 The Spa offers open air terraces offering panoramic views, eight fully equipped treatment suites, hydrotherapy pools, saunas and steam baths and extensive menu of treatments by the prestigious luxury Spanish skincare brand Natura Bissé. Enjoy a beauty treatment or relaxing massage while drinking in the views of the sea and cityscape far below you.


The recommended attire is business casual for the business sessions, casual for the remainder of the conference. Remember to bring comfortable walking shoes and a sweater or jacket for the cooler evenings. Evening attire is casual elegant.


May to July is the most ideal weather for a holiday in Barcelona as it is summertime. In May, Barcelona experiences hot, warm days with sunny, clear skies. The average daytime temperatures are around 20°C where as the average minimum temperatures drop down to 12°C.


Barcelona, Spain is GMT+2 which is 6 hours ahead of Toronto.(EST)