Just off the Passeig de Gràcia, a stone’s throw from Gaudí’s Casa Milà and close to the Avinguda Diagonal with its designer shopping is the striking angular limestone façade that is Hotel Omm. Behind its captivating appearance, Hotel Omm offers an appealing blend of zen like qualities resulting in a minimalist feel with clean lines and plain materials. Sections of the unusual limestone facade teasingly peel back like pages of a book, revealing the rooms inside.
Rooms are simple and practical with a crisp and fresh design. Beds are large and comfortable withTreka mattresses specially designed by Rosa Maria Esteva, the Hotel Omm owner, with 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and linen bedspreads. Hand-woven rugs are scattered over natural oiled oak parquet flooring. Rooms looking out onto Paseo de Grácia have the best views; those facing the interior garden come with bigger balconies.
The main restaurant, Roca Moo, is considered to be one of Barcelona’s best, serving Catalan haute cuisine. The Michelin starred brothers Joan Josep and Jordi Roca, showcase some of Barcelona’s finest food served in half-portions (and wines by the glass), to encourage mixing and matching. The interior looks onto an enclosed bamboo forest.
Moo's cocktail bar/lounge is a fun gathering place for Barcelona's in-crowd, staying open until the early hours. Head chef Alberto García takes the brothers lead and produces beautifully presented straightforward dishes using local produce. Later in the week, the Omm Club swings into action for the best Funk&Soul in Barcelona.
The pinnacle in urban living is the elegant rooftop terrace with a swimming pool looking out across the jumbled horizon of Barcelona. Relax in a plush white armchair taking in the views over the city’s spiny architecture or head to the spacious spa with hammam with a water therapy pool solarium.