A hotel with over 100 years of history
The Gran Hotel Havana was built on the original home of Lorenzo Fradera, an upper-class building from 1882, which had a ground floor, a mezzanine, and two upper floors. There was already a large clock on the eclectic architectural façade, which remains one of its more distinctive features.
1900 | The French Consulate
The Lorenzo Fradera house was used as the French Consulate in Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th century. Later, the English fire insurance company, Northern, set up on the first floor.
1920 | Change of hands
In 1920, L’Hotel de France was the first hotel establishment to open in the building. It then became Pensió Frascati whilst the mezzanine was occupied by the Brown-Boveri electric machinery company.
1950 | The Hotel Havana opens
The building was continuously used as a hotel, changing hands and name, Hotel Torres, Hotel Estoril..., but without occupying the entire building.
This changed in the 1950s when the Gran Hotel Havana finally opened its doors, occupying every floor, offering 90 hotel beds. This figure increased to 101 when the hotel owner gave up his private residence on the mezzanine.
1991 | The major refurbishment
The building was completely refurbished in 1991, adding a new floor above the clock, annexing the adjacent building on Carrer Bruc, with the interior redesigned to adapt it to current comforts and requirements. The original appearance of the façade was altered too, but maintained the overall image.
2018 | A 4-star hotel in the centre of Barcelona
We continue to constantly improve the interior of all Gran Hotel Havana’s spaces and rooms so they are always as comfortable as possible and have the most up to date design. The best of the 21st century in a building with a spectacular terrace, a swimming pool and sauna. and all the character of over 100 years of history.
An exclusive terrace
on Gran Vía
On the top floor of the Gran Hotel Havana you will find a spectacular terrace with views over Barcelona’s Gran Vía and a privileged panoramic view of the city.
The terrace has a charming bar where we serve lunch and dinner during the summer months, and where we think you can spend some wonderful evenings.
We also have a swimming pool, a solarium with loungers, a refreshing shaded chill out area, a showers area for changing, and a small sauna, all for client use only.