One of the first design-led hotels to hit Barcelona, the luxurious Hotel Omm & Spa sits on the prestigious Passeig de Gracia (Passeo de Gracia) in the fashionable district of Eixample and continues to set new trends binding contemporary with the essence of modern luxury.
No stranger to the Catalan insider, Hotel Omm is confident and firmly in the hands of locals, it sets the pace to which others follow. Luxurious in context and fresh in interpretation & design, the hotel is a modern classic with smoky soft lounge tones, bold extracts and contemporary notes.
The vibe surrounding the bar and restaurants (by the Roca Brothers) is favoured by the ever present creative scene of Barcelona, this is not a tourist haven, it is precisely Catalan, richly cosmopolitan and stylish akin to the location of Passeig de Gracia.
Hotel OMM is where guests and locals mingle seamlessly, the place echoes Barcelona’ness.
Hotel Omm is situated in Barcelona's most prestigious street, Passeig de Gràcia (Paseo de Gracia), the Mayfair/5th Avenue of Barcelona in the fashion district of Eixample, close to the metro Diagonal.
Gaudí's Casa Milà is literally on the next corner, and Plaça de Catalunya, La Sagrada Família and the Ramblas all close by.
The Omm is regarded as one of Barcelona’s best places to dine. Famed gourmet foodie, Roca Moo, is an insider’s hub of a restaurant where you can meet over gastro tapas, alternatively hit the summer rooftop terraces for fresh oysters, lobsters & champagne, or just mingle with the style crowd in the lively bar.
As you can gather from the name, the One Michelin-starred restaurant, Roca Moo, is a fine-cuisine experience overseen by the infamous Roca brothers: Joan, Josep & Jordi, under the umbrella El Celler de Can Roca (the to-die-for restaurant and foodie experience, acclaimed as the best restaurant in the world, over in Girona). The legendary trio have created the whole experience, which is managed by protégé & maverick in the making, the talented chef Juan Pretel. A determined, disciplined, experimental and passionate guy who is equally shaping up to become a new legend on the Catalan-gastro block.
Obviously for us foodies, we would not hesitate to taking on the tasting menu which presents moulded crescent of Foie gras embedded with figs, followed by a succulent lobster curry with rose and liquorice, and a wild sea bass fillet on a bed of snow peas and pine nuts. You can of course opt for the showstoppers like: Smoked Pigeon Carpaccio with Juniper ice-cream or Wild Turbot, yellow lentils cream, yogurt and curry or the absolutely delicious twist on Duck with apple, cider and calvados. End the meal on the signature “Trip to Habana”.
Bookings essential and the vibe is smart designer chic, open for lunch & dinner – great to take in an Apero at the bar that is heaving with the style people of Barcelona.
If casual dining is your foodie hit, grab a pew at the Roca Bar which features lighter gourmet classics from King Crab legs, an interesting twist on churros de patata brava tapas, or the unique rocadillo sandwiches made in El Celler de Can Roca. Also on menu is the famous pop-up Amélie Oyster Bar – serving the best in the world.
Gourmet & Chilled – dining at the Hotel Omm is no ordinary affair, prepare to encounter flavours of Barcelona like nowhere else.
Just like everything else at Hotel Omm, the spa is slick, calming and embraces spa culture from across the globe – so fittingly called, Spaciomm. The space was created by Barcelona design duo, interior designers Sandra Tarruella and Isabel López who applied their signature touches of urbanity, with clean lines and oriental accents. Natural materials are used such as wood, stone, iron, coconut, yarn and silk stage oriental accessories – they are also masters of mood lighting.
Barcelona locals, Natura Bissé, headline the spa, famed for their C+C Vitamin facials and the Diamond collection. The spa has also partnered with hotly chased Ankshu Vital Natural Anti-aging by Nuria García – this woman has a cult following, combining a set of nutrition, beauty treatments, exercise programmes and counselling sessions.
Massages and treatments span Shiatsu, Tuina, Ayurvedic and Rituals of the World - a tried and tested series of programmes specifically created for the weary traveller and guest – like the 'Medina Lights', inspired by oriental perfumes, amber and natural shea based. A fitness suite with the latest Pilates machines, Hamam, ice fountain, shower cat-walk, Ayurveda cabins and a stunningly beautiful plunge pool edged in gold leaf.
The Omm also has a rooftop pool and sun terrace overlooking Barcelona & Gaudi monuments. The spa – Spaciomm is seductive like everything that narrates the Hotel OMM story – urban-chic and very Ommmm indeed.
When Rosa Esteva decides to do something, you can be sure it will be indeed special, have style and have outstanding food at its heart. Rosa is an old-school pioneer, a natural entrepreneur, and an adventurer of the world, a curator of the arts, a power woman and someone who only accepts the best.
She is charismatic, diligent, has an eye for designer detail, loves life and is a non-stop workaholic. Her rewards in life are sought in her restaurants and none more so than in the designer Hotel Omm.
Rosa is sometimes fiery, witty, and even a little eccentric - but no one could ever question her motives, her brilliance nor her ability to create way before her competitors. Rosa continues to rock the world of hospitality and we wonder will come next, it certainly will not be dull.
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