Living in Barcelona is amazing, there are so many things I love. Excellent food, impressive architecture (Gaudi´s masterpieces are in Barcelona), nice bars, good shopping and, of course, it´s a cosmopolitan city with thousands of people from countries all over the world.
Barcelona is the place to be, 365 days a year. There are so many places to visit and live, and one of them is definitively the W Hotel, also called by locals as “Hotel Vela”.
Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona stands as a lifestyle experience hotel, a destination inside another destination itself. It´s strategical beachfront site along the Barceloneta boardwalk is ideal for a nice seaside walk, access to nearby chiringuitos, and the best views in Barcelona.
The hotels features 463 guest rooms including 67 suites, each one of them with a seaside view, providing a marvelous sensation on being in a cruise or sailing.
Inside W Barcelona there are plenty of things to do, being the Bliss Spa one of the must. This Bliss Spa is the first in Spain, offering several treatments such as body treatments, massage and nail care among others. It was first introduced in New York in 1996 and it ignited a modern spa revolution featuring Bliss´ lauded line of bath, body and skin care.
One of my favorite places to visit on weekends is the Eclipse, one of Barcelona´s best nightclubs. Featuring an amazing view of Barcelona at night, this glamorous rooftop bar from London-based nightlife gurus Ignite Group, offers the best of the best. Excellent cocktails, amazing DJ´s, people from everywhere and an excellent environment where you can relax and have a good time after a hard week. Many celebrities visit the Eclipse and I strongly suggest you to make an anticipated reservation if you feel like visiting since this place is always full.
Also, if you spare some time in the afternoon, do not hesitate in visiting the Salt restaurant inside the hotel by the sea-line or the Bravo restaurant by Michelin-star rated chef Carlos Abellán. Another excellent restaurant is Pez Vela, it is exquisite for paella and has a nice view of the sea, this is better for summer and it is not part of W Hotels, it´s just under it but a must recommendation for sybarite people.
After a nice meal you can have one of W famous cocktails at is pool deck. 24/7 music will be always there for you to enjoy.
As you can see Barcelona features only the best, being the W Barcelona one of it top sites to visit. Personally I enjoy having a full W day where I can enjoy 100% each of it´s services. That´s why they have the philosophy Whatever, Whenever; a service promise providing guests whatever they want-whenever they want it.
So what are you waiting for?!
All images are courtesy of W Hotel Barcelona.