Spanish hotelier Pau Guardans believes that hotels should function as “engines of local communities,” a concept that guides the look and feel of all of his hotels – Hotel Único and The Principal in Madrid, Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, Finca Serena in Mallorca and Mas de Torrent Hotel and Spa in Costa Brava. The word ÚNICO in Spanish means unique, the only one of its kind, and it is a true statement of all his hotels.
Located in the swank area of Salamanca in Madrid, Hotel Unico Madrid is housed in a 19th-century palace with 44 luxurious rooms and a restaurant with two Michelin stars by chef Ramon Freixa. The Principal Madrid is an elegant landmark located in the beginning of the Gran Via with the luxury of being a very private spot. Here 76 rooms are decorated in an elegant yet modern style and the hotel offers all the 5 star amenities, including a high-quality restaurant, a cocktail bar, a wellness suite, gym, and a spectacular roof top terrace.
In Barcelona’s popular Gothic District, Grand Hotel Central is perched in the heart of the city. Here all the amenities of a five-star boutique hotel are on hand and the classic 1926 design blends perfectly with its modern aim. A spectacular roof top pool and its Skybar are only a few of the highlights and the hotel is right on the doorsteps to all of Barcelona’s main points of interest.
Finca Serena is in Montuiri and is designed to help you disconnect from the world and reconnect with your inner self. This former farm offers 25 luxurious rooms and suites scattered throughout 100 acres of uninhibited ancient olive groves, lemon trees, cypresses, pines and endless fields of lavender. With three generous vegetable gardens, the restaurant Jacaranda will offer traditional local recipes by master Chef Cristian Peguero, and meals are served next to the garden with panoramic views, or outdoors on the large terrace overlooking the pool. The wellness team at Finca Serena will help get you on a path to find your serenity through yoga classes and meditation zones.
The legendary Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa, located in Torrent (Girona) is an eighteenth-century Catalan farmhouse converted into an exclusive five star hotel, a well noted favorite amongst the in-the-know travelers. The spacious rooms feature decor that is traditional and elegant in the main building, and light but yet cozy in the garden accommodations, some of which have a private pool and private terraces. This beloved Relais and Chateaux property is well known for it 6000 square foot spa and starting this spring will feature a new restaurant by Michelin star rated chef Ramon Freixa, who also has two of his restaurants in both our Madrid properties.
All Unico Hotels are located within significant landmark buildings, a true tribute to the rich culture of Spain. The roof top pool at Grand Hotel Central has arguably the best views in all of Barcelona. Make sure to sneak a peak of the Library Room preserved from the 1920’s.