A chic, postmodern addition to Barcelona's top-end lodging options is hidden behind this traditional facade, which is a 15-minute walk from the top of La Rambla. Public spaces have a nightclub feel, with leather chairs, pillar candles, and the occasional splash of neon-green accent lighting. Rooms are more subdued, decorated in deep browns with a touch of Asian-inspired artwork; some have private balconies. Fine Mediterranean-Mexican fusion cuisine is served in the restaurant
Mexiterranée. Spa treatments are available at the Stone Spa therapy center. The bar at street level, thoroughly soundproofed, is a good spot for people-watching.