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Behind The Scenes of The Ritz-Carlton Catalog Photo Shoot, Hotel Arts, Barcelona, Spain

March 3rd, 2017

As many of you probably know, we have been the proud producers of The Shops at The Ritz-Carlton Catalog since 2003. Now that distribution to Ritz-Carlton properties is underway for the 2017 catalog, what better way to celebrate TBT than with a behind-the-scenes look at our 2016 catalog shoot? Every year we are privileged to have a different Ritz-Carlton hotel host our photo shoot. In 2016, our gracious host was The Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Arts, in Barcelona, Spain. In the coming weeks, we will reveal our 2017 location with a behind-the-scenes peek at that shoot, but first, please join us as we take a look back at 2016.

The Hotel Arts in Barcelona provided a stunning location for our shoot, as well as exquisite accommodations for our team. With such spectacular gardens and extraordinary dining venues at our disposal, there was hardly any need to leave the grounds of the magnificent, 44-story beachfront resort. In fact, our base of operations was the soaring 2-story Presidential Suite, located on the 42nd and 43rd floors!

Our enchanting model, Claudia was a Barcelona native and proved to be a terrific tour guide when we ventured through the winding alleyways of The Gothic Quarter – Barri Gòtic.

Breathtaking, birds-eye view of the majestic city of Barcelona from our Presidential Suite balcony

Our stunning model, Claudia, lounging poolside in Helen Jon with Frank Gehry’s iconic fish sculpture as a backdrop.


Art imitates life: Our photographer, Emily Nathan, photographs our models taking their own photographs.

Art imitates life: Our photographer, Emily Nathan, photographs our models taking selfies next to tourists taking their own.

Whetting our appetites in a few of the hotel’s six exceptional dining venues.

It’s all in a days work in the hotel’s tranquil gardens.


It’s a wrap! Post-shoot, the local crew dispersed while the rest of us savored one final tapas meal before our journey back to the US.