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Driven by the knowledge and vision to go beyond the commonplace, we handpick and celebrate some of the world’s most unique boutique hotels. Each one is chosen by Marriott for its founder’s passion, the thoughtfulness of its design, its inherent craft, and its connection with the locale. Our aim is to showcase some of the most beautifully orchestrated hotel experiences Spain must offer.

The Essence of Luxury Trips in Spain

Palacio de Santa Paula, Granada
The Cotton House, Barcelona

The Human Touch

Visionaries obsess about detail, work painstakingly hard to achieve perfection, and sacrifice everything to realize their vision. So, even the littlest of things are considered. They create hotels with a story. That have soul. You can feel the devotion in every sinew of the experience.

Heartfelt Design

Beauty without heart is meaningless. Therefore these hotels bring a thoughtfulness and purpose to their design. In each of our chosen boutiques, these elements come together to tell the story of the hotel. The result is design that not only looks good – but has a tactile and emotional satisfaction about it too.

The Mark of Craft

Boutique hotels in Spain certainly boast unique experiences rooted in its personality. No two hotels are the same – since no two hotels share the same story. From celebrations of decadence that bring together mixologists and chocolatiers, to an urban roof garden showcasing seasonal ingredients and honey made on site. You can never be sure of what will stop you in your tracks. But each uncommon moment will wake your senses and arm you with memories and perspectives that stay with you long after you’ve left.

 

Palacio de Santa Paula, Granada

A converted 16th century convent and 12th century moorish house. The Essence of the moorish feeling of life

Set around two courtyards replete with scented jasmine bushes and fountans, this boutique hotel’s 75 guest rooms and suites are a winning mixture of modern and historical, with some featuring elegant terraces and others containing original ceiling panels bearing inscriptions from the Qur’an. The restaurant El Claustro occupies the old refectory, with al fresco dining in summer. Located in the heart of Granada, the Alhambra Cathedral, Royal Chapel, and the historical Gardens of the Triumph are all nearby.

 

The Cotton House, Barcelona

Housed in the former headquarters of spain´s cotton textile foundation. The best of Barcelona for the most demanding spain luxury trips.

Acclaimed Catalan artist and designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán’s sympathetic refurbishment of the 19th-century neoclassical building kept original elements, such as the inlaid parquet floor tiles, boiserie-embellished walls and ceiling frescoes, and the famous spiral staircase, built in 1957, suspended from the metal frame of the upper floor – the only one of its kind in Europe. Cotton also played a role as Lázaro’s muse: Fluffy cotton floral displays dot shared spaces, and backlit fabric books shine out from glass bookcases in the hotel’s restaurant, Batuar. The bedrooms take their names from different cottons, and only the finest cottons and linens are deployed throughout.