Hotel and Travel


Welcome to Barcelona!

To make your attendance and your stay in the city as convenient and as comfortable as possible, we suggest the following hotels within close vicinity of the conference venue – most within walking distance! The suggested hotels offer a wide range of style and price points to please every taste. Have a look and check out what hotel suits you best:

Duquesa de Cardona ****
Within 4 minutes walking distance.

In the heart of the city of Barcelona, overlooking the port and just a few minutes’ walk to the beach, our luxury hotel is in a superb location for the traveler who wishes to discover the secrets of one of the most charismatic cities of the Mediterranean. The historic building, dating from the 16th century, was home to nobility and a refuge for kings. The hotel enjoys Mediterranean sun on the extensive solarium terrace. Here you can enjoy a magnificent, panoramic view of the harbor from cruise terminals, to the Barceloneta district and even the Olympic harbor. The fine gastronomic selection including tapas, barbecues, fresh local products and a professional cocktail bar (La Terrassa del Duquesa) will make your stay with an unforgettable experience for all your senses.

Catalonia Port ****
Within 7 minutes walking distance.

Catalonia Port, with 41 charming rooms, is located in the Gothic Quarter. The hotel is just a few steps away from the lively neighborhood of El Born and very close to the Paseo Marítimo de Barcelona. The hotel has modern rooms, a Mediterranean restaurant and a free Wi-Fi connection. In addition, a cozy wooden sun terrace and a swimming pool await you in the charming courtyard of the hotel.

H10 Montcada ****
Within 7 minutes walking distance.

In the centre of Barcelona, the H10 Montcada is a Boutique Hotel, in a neoclassical building on Via Laietana, which has been completely renovated. The hotel features elegant rooms, fine cuisine in the The Library Restaurant, the cozy Travelers bar and the stunning Sunset Lounge Terrace featuring a bar, jacuzzi and spectacular views across the city.

H10 Port Vell ****
Within 4 minutes walking distance.

The hotel is an exclusive four-star superior hotel located by Barcelona’s harbor. It is set in a historical building and features a simple, elegant interior design, modern rooms, the Hollywood Restaurant, the Café del Port and the stunning Mare Nostrum Terrace with a plunge pool and amazing views of Port Vell.

K & K Hotel Picasso ****

The K+K Hotel in Barcelona is situated close to the centre in the exclusive “El Born” district. An ideal point of departure to discover the fascinating city, the “Ramblas” or the cathedral “Santa Maria del Mar”.

We wish you a fabulous time and a great stay in Barcelona. We look forward to welcoming you to the city and at the IFMA World Workplace Europe 2018 conference.


Casa Llotja de Mar

It is located on the sea front in the historical centre of Barcelona, and is one of the most significant and splendid monuments representing the economy and culture of the city. It was built in the second-half of the 14th century, the most brilliant period of Catalan Gothic architecture.

The present neoclassical building was constructed in the 18th century on top of the old medieval building. The antagonism of styles makes Casa Llotja a historical and artistic monument of immense architectural interest, to which is added the incalculable artistic value of its halls and rooms, decorated and enriched mainly with 18th- and 19th-century sculptures and paintings by students and professors of the Academy of Fine Arts.

Casa Llotja de Mar
Passeig d’Isabell II, 1
08003 Barcelona

To arrange for private transfer to venue or hotel, please contact Mr. Max Weisl via


El Prat Airport is located 20 kilometers west of the city centre. Transfer time from the airport to Casa Llotja is around 20 minutes depending on the traffic situation.

Aero Bus

Aerobús is the fastest way to reach Barcelona City Centre with public transport. There are two lines that connect Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 with Plaça Catalunya. In general, buses run from around 05.30 to 00.30 10 minutes. Please check the timetables before taking a ride as schedules might differ, depending on the day of the week. Check at the Aerobús website: Click here

Metro Underground

The Metro in Barcelona is the quickest way to get around. The Metro connects both terminals of the Airport with the general metro system in the city. Trains usually run between 05.00 to Midnight. The closest station to your meeting venue at Casa Llotja is the Metro station BARCELONETA on L4. For more detailed information please check the following link: BARCELONA METRO


You will find a TAXI stand in front of the airport – follow the signs. Prices approx.: 25 – 30€ to Barcelona city centre. Barcelona is a Taxi city as there are thousands of cars available. You can easily identify available ones by the green light they have on display.


The central station is only 2 km from the city center. You can easily reach your destination by Taxi or Metro.