Hotel Granvia (Three star Hotel)
In 1870, the owners of the Bank of Barcelona, commissioned master Jeroni Granells the works for their new home in Barcelona city center. Hotel Granvía first opened its doors in 1935, following a comprehensive renovation project which duly respected the palace’s principal features: its façade, grand staircase, and main lobby.
At the foot of the Paseo de Gracia, the Hotel soon became one of the city’s key social and cultural sites, hosting galas, dances, and formal events thrown by the Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona and the Liceu Opera House during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Throughout the 20th century, Hotel Granvía was a favorite Barcelona meeting point, and has accommodated many actors, politicians, and prominent cultural figures from Catalonia, other parts of Spain, and the world over.