Have you ever stayed at a perfumer’s hotel? Consider yourself in luck as Barcelona’s latest hotel is Praktik Éssens and it’s located on Passeig de Gracia. Put your nose to the test with a selection of specially created fragrances, warm communal areas and a terrace. A stone’s throw away from Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.


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Black Book


The Black Book is a directory featuring a listing of unique or special places to stay in worldwide. View our divine list of boutique, rustic, design-led and intimate stays. 

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Slow Travel

There is something about getting off a plane, jumping in a taxi and putting the key in your "home from home". This combined with living and experiencing a new place as an inviting local can give a whole new perspective of a city. We explore the different ways to truly experience a place by embarking on selective tours that are not only attuned to where they are and their origins, but also the people.


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