About Us

Pau Guardans, Hotelier

Pau Guardans i Cambo is an inveterate traveler and an attentive observer of the details and experiences he discovers in his travels. Born in Barcelona on October 20, 1965, he has a degree in Economics, he studied Law and a Senior Management Program at IESE.

He has extensive business background, has held multiple positions of responsibility in various national and multinational companies such as Arthur Andersen (Audit Division), Mecalux, Wilson Sporting Goods. After a step in the public sector he returned to the private sector in companies such as ACCIONA or AC Hotels of which he was its first CEO and promoter along with other shareholders. More info

Our Beliefs

We believe that nowadays the meaning of luxury has changed, that it now denotes unforgettable experiences that combine sophistication, style, charm and genuine warmth with a knowledge of and respect for local traditions and sensibilities.

The word ÚNICO in Spanish means unique, the only one of its kind, which reflects the experience we provide each of our guests with during their stay. An incomparable sensation of entering a world where elegance and satisfaction are the key values that define our vision of contemporary luxury in hospitality.

Our 4 key motivations

  1. To provide an unpretentious, elegant and sophisticated level of service to our guests through a mutually respectful approach.


  1. To deliver an experience that combines passion, emotion, luxury and glamour within a smart and timeless ambience.


  1. To foster and encourage each and every personal contribution and initiative made by staff members in order to achieve a continuity of excellence.


  1. The recognition that only through an inclusive approach to quality and commitment to local culture and the community, can our goals be achieved.

Our Hotels

Our passion for travel and well-being has become the leitmotif of what we do.

Each one of our hotels is synonymous with style. It is a lifestyle based upon quality and sophistication, not only in terms of design or avant-garde technology, but also to give each of our guests a remarkable experience by giving them the chance to become “locals”.

Each of the hotels is a result of a unique vision that conjures excellence through the passion required in thinking-through every detail, however small. A passion to provide modern glamour and understated refinement to a new generation of sophisticated global travellers.

Our staff

In order to achieve excellence we encourage our team at ÚNICO in their genuine passion for providing guests with optimum service and complete satisfaction. This commitment is clearly evident in everything we do and gives our staff a sense of pride in being complicit with providing the guest, and the rest of the team, with a truly unique experience.

Social commitment

We believe our hotel should promote the advancement of society and help improve the life of our neighbours and citizens generally. In the cities where we are located there are of course groups who are at risk of social exclusion. That is why we take pride in our involvement with child focused and youth initiatives specifically in Barcelona and Madrid, through various projects and donations, as well as an active partnership with BarcelonaActua and Fundación Balia 


In addition, Unico Hotels backs academic excellence and research in the tourism sector through JSF Travel &Tourism School and its programmes for promoting talent and innovation.