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W Barcelona

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A room at W Barcelona in Spain


W Barcelona

W Barcelona in Spain

Although this property has all the usual signature facilities associated with the W chain (WET pool, Bliss Spa, SWEAT fitness center, etc.), it's not a cookie cutter hotel. Designed by architect Ricardo Bofill, it is shaped like an enormous sail on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views over the water and/or city — a city, it should be noted, that's all about Catalan cuisine and a jet-set nightlife. In both of these categories, the W does not disappoint. The menu at BRAVO features imaginative meat and seafood dishes from chef Carles Abellán, while the food at Wave ranges from Mediterranean tapas to signature Lebanese dishes. After hours, top DJs can be found spinning at the 24th-floor Eclipse lounge.

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