As a bustling city on the Spanish coastline combining vintage glam and modern flair, it’s no surprise that Barcelona’s sun-warmed pavements are trodden by up to 14 million tourists every year.
Luckily, Barcelona is home to many world-class, bespoke hotels for visitors ready to pop the cava and explore the city’s many unique haunts, but it can be a head-scratcher trying to whittle it down to the best one.
However, one hotel stood out to the judges of Spain’s Leading Hotel Award. After marvelling over its stunning qualities and features, an approving nod declared W Barcelona the reigning champion of the Spanish hotel scene.
Captivating design in an unbeatable location, it’s certainly a show stopper. But what makes it an award winner?
W Barcelona is, without a doubt, an extraordinary piece of jaw-dropping architecture. Part of the Marriot line, known for top-tier quality and lavish design, the five-star hotel is an extension of the brand’s splendour.
Designed by the world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, the sail-shaped five-star hotel sits proudly facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its gorgeous glass facade reflects from ocean to sky with endless views of the horizon, the perfect way to end a day after drinking in the city’s many sights. Its striking shape and modern features have made W Barcelona a true representation of the dynamic style and class that the city is so well known for.
A night in W Barcelona is more than just a place to rest your head — it’s an experience. Melt into your mornings and yawn along with the lazy Spanish sun stretching out over the lapping shores of the Mediterranean. Enjoy your evenings with a post-dinner cafe con hielo on your private balcony. Gaze upon the spectacular uninterrupted views of the Barcelona cityscape from your luxury suite day or night. Once you put your feet up in the W Barcelona hotel, you won’t want to leave.
The grand hotel comprises 473 modern and luxurious rooms, including 67 suites, encompassing class, style, elegance and breath-taking views. Virtually every guest room features nine-foot-high floor-to-ceiling windows, filling the rooms with warm sunlight and offering incredible spots to contemplate the ocean views.
If you’re pulling out the stops on your city break to Barcelona, the Extreme Wow Suite is like stepping into a whole new world of contemporary sophistication and modern design. Located on the 25th floor above the Barcelona boardwalk, the impressive suite features a 59 square metre terrace, kitchenette and a jacuzzi. Guests can lie back on the rotatory beds, follow the sun as it makes its sleepy descent, and even set their holiday mood with adjustable lighting throughout the suite.
The W Barcelona hotel offers an unforgettable overnight stay, and not just because of the sheer comfort and divinity of the rooms. The hotel also has some incredible facilities from a sensational spa and gym to top-class cuisine. Let’s take a look at what makes them so utterly fabulous.
Spa and gym
If you can’t miss a day at the gym, W Barcelona has you covered with their 3,000 square feet state-of-the-art FIT fitness facility. It features cutting-edge audiovisual technology to listen to your best-loved beats or watch your favourite shows while getting your sweat on. After your workout, you can reward yourself with relaxing spa treatments from full-body massages to red-carpet skin products. Simply bliss.
Ascend into a world of sheer class when you step into W Barcelona’s 26th-floor cocktail club, ECLIPSE. You can swirl around the vibrant bar from sunset to sunrise and enjoy premium champagne with some nighttime nibbles to see yourself into the small hours. Whether you’re thirsty for something classic or you like a surprise, W Barcelona’s master cocktail shakers take you on a colourful, exciting journey with every sip.
If you want to make the most of the sunshine and slink around the pool with a cocktail in hand, The WET Deck is the place to be. Chill amongst the palm trees, sink into the pool, and watch the sky turn dusty pink as the lights dim, the music gets turned up, and International DJ’s spin soulful beats long into the warm nights.
Who’s hungry? If you want to sample some of the city’s best top-quality nosh, W Barcelona has welcomed renowned Chef Carles Abellan to wow guests with his designer dishes inspired by the freshest ingredients from the Mediterranean Sea. For a hit fusion of flavours, step into FIRE, the hotel’s other restaurant that takes organic, natural ingredients and turns up the heat to create brazen delights.
Your Barcelona getaway
You’ll never be stuck for choice on the hunt for a place to stay in Barcelona, but when it comes to top-class—W Barcelona takes the trophy.
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