Anyone who has done their fair share of business travel will know that there are some destinations that can be difficult and challenging, and some that are sleek and effortless. Barcelona definitely belongs to the latter CatID.
From welcoming VIP lounges at the airport and smooth Barcelona airport transfers into the city, to elegant meetings spaces and impressive fine-dining restaurants, this is a city which knows how to do business.
Here is my guide to the very smoothest of Barcelona work trips.
VIP Lounges and Fast Tracking
There are actually a range of VIP and executive lounges at El Prat Airport, including two in Terminal 1 and one in Terminal 2. Not all tickets include access to the lounges but itâ€™s well worth paying the small fee if you want to do a little business â€“ or even just relax in comfort and enjoy the free drinks, snacks and excellent Wifi â€“ while you wait for your flight.
If youâ€™re in a hurry then itâ€™s worth making use of the Fast Pass VIP service. An assistant will meet you off your flight and guide you quickly through security and passport checks.
Barcelona Airport Transfers
Waiting in line for a taxi at the airport can be both annoying and a waste of your precious time. Instead, before you set off book an executive car online with Shuttle Direct and one of our drivers will be waiting for you in the arrivals lounge when you land, ready to take you to your car.
The Best Business Hotels
To be honest, there are a vast range of excellent business hotels in Barcelona depending on budget but the ones which seem most popular with my executive clients are:
â€¢ The Majestic Hotel and Spa â€“ An elegant, traditional hotel close to the business district, used to dealing with the needs of business travellers
â€¢ Hotel Fira Palace â€“ Spacious bedrooms, ideal if you need to work at your hotel
â€¢ MeliÃ¡ Barcelona Sky â€“ A stylish contemporary space in one of the most impressive skyscrapers in the business district
Dining with Clients
Eating out is a personal choice but if youâ€™re looking for somewhere to impress your clients then you should consider Bravo24.
The local Catalan chef has reinterpreted the traditional flavours of the region to give them an impressive, fine-dining twist. There is a private dining room if you need peace and quiet to talk business or, for the full wow-factor, book a table on the terrace which looks out over the sea.
See Some of the City
Our Barcelona airport transfers are ideal opportunities for drivers to point out some of the cityâ€™s impressive architecture to their passengers. But if you really want to see these sights properly, I would recommend a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter. It takes a couple of hours but you will see everything form the La Rambla and Passeig de GrÃ cia to the Sagrada FamÃlia and the beach.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for the most affordable Barcelona airport transfers, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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