Designed by the 'Father of Modernist Architecture' Luis Domenech, Hotel Espanya has always been considered more of an off the beaten path accommodation, catering to those looking for an unassuming, comfortable stay in one of Barcelona's liveliest and most 'full on' neighborhoods; the Raval. Inaugurated in 1859, the hotel has recently undergone a series of ‘reformas’ (renovations) combining a refreshing mix of interior modernism with a classic 19th century façade. Part of the hotel’s new look and feel has included signing renowned chef, Martin Berasategui, known for his gastronomic genius. His menu can be enjoyed in the hotel’s dining room, which has also been remodeled and resembles that of a grand ballroom. Even with the hotel's restoration it still manages to hold onto its rustic elegance, which gives you the sensation of being in a a first class hotel, without an ostentatious vibe.
Sam’s passion for the sea and the mountains makes Barcelona the optimal living destination.
Sam's passion for traveling has taken her around the world including Fiji, Argentina, Lebanon, Uganda, Ghana, Israel the Philippines, and Canada. Before moving to Barcelona Sam worked in Ghana as a foreign correspondent for a Canadian NGO, as well as a the Executive Radio Producer for an internationally syndicated lifestyle show based out of New York City.
In addition to freelancing Sam works as a professional Life and Executive coach. She also hosts an English Radio Show every Friday and is interested in Real Estate.
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