Over 25 years ago, the song “Barcelona” rang out at the opening ceremony of the 1992 Olympics, and the world was amazed by the city’s stunning backdrop for the Games. More than two decades later, this vibrant city on the Mediterranean plays host to one of the most exciting and unique MICE offers in the world.
An icon of the Olympic legacy, Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I rises from 19th-century gardens with prize-winning architecture that still astounds 26 years after it opened. From kings and queens to Hollywood stars, the great and good have called the hotel home while visiting Barcelona. Now, after completing a full refurbishment, Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I is a sophisticated destination for unique and inspiring events.
One of the biggest event venues in the city, the hotel offers 24 meeting rooms, while the adjacent Palau de Congressos can hold up to 3,000 delegates for a banquet. Few hotels in the city can match the outdoor space of Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I, with its 25,000 square meters of surrounding gardens, which provide not only elegant function venues but also outdoor areas ideal for team-building, yoga, or evening receptions. Why not use the ample space and make the most of the Barcelona climate for a morning fitness session or surprise your guests with a relaxed lunch, complete with food trucks? The gardens also boast the city’s biggest outdoor hotel swimming pool, which can be converted into a stunning backdrop for day and evening events alike. What better way to impress your clients than ending the day with a reception under the stars?
For rest and relaxation, Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I boasts 395 elegant guest rooms and 37 suites, with options such as accessible and connecting rooms to adapt to any group needs. The soaring atrium is home to the B·24 restaurant and lounge, the beating heart of the hotel. With DJ sessions in the evenings and 24-hour service, it’s the ideal place to get some extra work done over a coffee or, even better, to enjoy a signature cocktail and innovative Mediterranean dishes after a day of meetings. For the ultimate respite, The Royal Club Fitness and Spa, named one of the best fitness centers in the world by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, offers a unique well-being experience, the ideal way to practice some self-care after busy business days.
Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I also connects easily and quickly to the airport and port terminal, highways, and the rest of Catalonia. In just 30 minutes, your clients could be discovering the secrets of Catalan winemaking at one of the oldest vineyards in Spain or visiting the architectural gems by Gaudí that no one normally sees. An event at Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I is so much more than just business — it’s a voyage of discovery.