The sail-shaped, 26-floor W Barcelona hotel is a Barcelona landmark located directly on the beach of Barceloneta.
The chic rooms come with a flat-screen TV, an iPod dock, a minibar and a bathroom with a rainfall showerhead. Selected rooms and suites have sea views, separate living rooms, dining rooms and private terraces, as well as whirlpool tubs and/or kitchenettes. Room service is available.
The W has two stylish gourmet restaurants, WAVE and BRAVO24, run by Michelin-starred chef Carlos Abellán. At ECLIPSE rooftop bar, located on the 26th floor, you can enjoy a cocktail with panoramic views over the city and sea, and the SALT Beach Club and the W Lounge also offer cocktails.
There's also an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, a full-service spa and a 24-hour fitness center.
• 473 rooms
• Hotel opened: October 2009
• Architecture: Ricardo Bofill
• Interiors: Marta Bofill