In the main cities across Spain and one in Portugal, with unbeatable views and each with its own personality, we’re launching our open-air terrace season, with a host of different ideas to ensure there’s something for everyone. Breakfast in the cool of the morning, a midday aperitif, lunch under the sun or supper and cocktails in the evening. Any moment is the right one to enjoy the fine weather from the city’s heights and give yourself time to enjoy great music and incredible food, both of which are key components of our hotels’ rooftop terraces.
Spring and summer are officially open-air terrace season. The beautiful weather tempts us to seek out spaces in the fresh air where we can enjoy the sun and the warmth so typical of this time of year. At Vincci Hoteles you have a range of possibilities to take full advantage of the longer days and the incredible sunsets in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Málaga and Porto. Different terraces, all with magnificent views over each city’s landmarks, and each one with its own personality and unique identity. What they all have in common is the high-quality service that’s the hallmark of our hotel chain and the many delightful little touches that take open-air ‘terracing’ to a new level.
Check out these terraces…
The freshness of mint hits the Madrid sky above Gran Vía thanks to The Mint Roof, the terrace of Vincci THE MINT 4*. The terrace is a continuation of the innovative style found in the rest of the hotel, designed by Jaime Beriestain, inspired by the concept “Fresh&Music”. The terrace is designed to promote a friendly atmosphere, just perfect for relaxing with friends and feeling at home, yet with views from above the city’s main thoroughfare. The Mint Roof is a place to let yourself relax and escape for a moment from the bustle of Spain’s capital. Décor standouts include various wood elements, both natural and treated, textiles that fill the space with colour and various plants, including, of course, mint. One of the main attractions is the food truck, brought directly from France to this latest leisure space in Madrid, where the most refreshing drinks can be found.
1930s New York style fills every corner of this hotel, which takes its name from the actress and scriptwriter Mae West. A woman far ahead of her time, sexy, master of the double entendre and, for some, a tad too brazen. She was an actress who stood out for her style and her sassy approach, both on the big screen and in real life. Her unique irony, sharpness and provocative manner are the inspiration for this hotel, which aims to break the established norms and offer a different way of experiencing Barcelona and its many attractions.
The ninth floor hosts the “West” bar and restaurant, with direct access to the terrace and boasting a menu full of local produce, at times influenced by other European and Asian cuisines. To accompany the dishes, “West” offers a cocktail menu which includes the internationally famous drink dedicated to the New York actress.
The rooftop terrace also has a plunge pool, where you can cool off contemplating the city’s skyline, an outdoor table zone and a hammock area to relax under the sun or enjoy the stars, all with impressive views over the roofs of Barcelona.
With a clear cutting-edge, cosmopolitan style, the terrace of Vincci Bit maintains the modernist style found throughout the hotel, which has Street Art throughout the public areas. Each of the corridors is the setting for works of art from well-known national and international artists. The ground floor, for example, hosts a work from the Russian design studio Dopludo Collective and the first floor offers a complex mural by architect and artist Mister Mourau. Other artists who have collaborated with the project, with designs on the corridors of the other floors, include designer and illustrator Alex Trochut and visual artist Aleix Gordo, both Catalans; the American artist Mathew Moore; renowned artist, of Italian origin, Lorenzo Petrantoni; Barcelona-based Japanese illustrator Yoshi Sislay; Cristian Gastaldi; and the studio Brosmind.
The eighth floor is the home to the rooftop terrace, presided over by a pool and a sun-bathing zone. It’s the perfect place to relax or savour something from the menu, or a cocktail, and to get away from the heat of the city.
Located in one of the busiest, most visited, parts of Valencia, Vincci Mercat 4* is inspired by the Central Market, el Mercado Central, of this city on the banks of the Turia, the largest market in Europe dedicated to fresh produce. The hotel has a unique, clean façade which combines soft tones with iron work and modern LED lights, which from first glance, mark it out as a modern, stylish property. The front wall boasts a version of the skyline, based around the dome of the market, making clear the connection between the two buildings.
Its charming rooftop terrace allows the guests to enjoy the sun and views over the city during almost the entire year, thanks to Valencia’s wonderful climate. There’s a small pool on the terrace, to enjoy a dip, or sun bathe in summer, all right in the centre of the city. The culinary offering includes tapas and dishes to share, all made with first class produce. The cocktail menu includes traditional mojitos, caipirinhas, margaritas, daiquiris and Cosmopolitans – perfect to sip under the Valencian sky with unbeatable views.
In the heart of the historic centre of Málaga, with fast, easy access to all the city’s main points of interest, Vincci Selección Posada del Patio * is built on the site of two ancient buildings. One of these was one of the last posadas (old style inns) that existed in Málaga, while the other was a residential building, of which the façade from the start of the 20th century has been preserved. It’s been entirely renovated, preserving the patio that gives it its name and the old hall from the entrance on Calle Camas. Under the two buildings were found remains of Málaga’s Arabic wall, together with remnants of the old Puerta del Río. It’s the best-preserved section of the Arabic wall and the only part that can be visited on both sides, walking along the city’s old ‘ronda’ pathway.
The rooftop of this very special hotel hides a spacious terrace with views over some of the city’s main landmarks, a place to enjoy the warm Málaga temperatures when evening falls. During the day you can sunbathe in the hammocks or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool to cope with the high temperatures found on Spain’s south coast. To get the taste buds going, the terrace offers a number of fresh recipes, and a range of easily shared dishes. A unique experience to make the most of Málaga.
For a little relaxation and to enjoy the Seville skyline from above, the best place is the terrace of Vincci La Rábida, where you can enjoy local culinary specialities while enjoying unbeatable views over the cathedral. The restaurant “El Mirador de Sevilla” offers a varied menu, where the traditional cuisine of Seville takes pride of place, with sophisticated touches in a collection of seductive recipes tempting you to discover Seville through your taste buds. Made using local products, among the dishes you’ll find starters such as Scallop Pil-Pil croquettes accompanied with Kimchee Mayonnaise and Aove Caviar; fish dishes such as Almadraba-caught Red Tuna, Yaki Udon with Squid Tagliarini and Piquillo Verde; or meat dishes such as Iberian pork filet mignon, Eryngii couscous, Raisins, Pine Nuts and Spring Baby Garlic. Different ideas for lunch or dinner under the Seville sky. All in the welcoming, distinguished atmosphere of this Seville hotel, a favourite of the bullfighters, designed around an 18th century mansion and decorated in typical Seville style, offering elegance, warmth and comfort.
Its location by the Douro River offers one of the finest sunsets you can see in this Portuguese city. The terrace at Vincci Porto is the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail or two while watching the sun go down, in a hotel with special significance, located as it is in a historic building in Porto, known locally as the bolsa do pescado (fish market), dating from the 30s. The original construction was carried out by architect Januario Godinho, and is today transformed into this singular property run by Vincci Hoteles, a project which is an integral part of the company’s commitment to recover historically significant building in European cities which have fallen into disuse, to give them a new lease of life and integrate them once again into the daily lives of the cities where they are found.
The hotel’s rooftop terrace offers a range of gastronomic delights, including local produce and traditional recipes, all with a particular signature touch. It also has a wide selection of cocktails and an extensive wine list.