W Barcelona

Pl. de la Rosa del Vents 1, Moll de Llevant, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08039, Spain

This towering sail-shape monolith dominates the skyline on the Barcelona waterfront. Architect Ricardo Bofill's W is a stunner, inside and out, from the six-story atrium lobby with its black ceramic tile floors, suspended basket chairs and glitter walls to the adjacent bar-lounge with direct access to the "Attitudes" lounge deck, chill-out divans and pool. The W positions itself as a self-contained urban resort, geared more for romantic escapes, family vacations and special events than for touristic explorations. Rooms are an elegant, minimal wash of blond-on-beige wood and textiles; beds face huge picture windows with spectacular views of the beach. Amenities include iPod docks, robes and slippers, Bliss toiletries. Features like the 30-meter infinity pool, the fully equipped gym and spa, the Whatever/Whenever inquiries desk and 24-hour concierge service add to the feeling of luxury here. Master chef Carles Abellán adds to this with the superb cuisine at his Bravo 24 restaurant.

PROS

  • unrivaled views, general design excitement and glamour
  • excellent restaurants
  • transfer service to/from airport and cruise dock

CONS

  • hard on the budget, extras add up fast
  • a 20-minute hike from the Barri Gòtic or the nearest public transportation

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 93-295–2800

HOTEL DETAILS

406 rooms, 67 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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