Spain - Barcelona

- by Ben Poole


For many years Barcelona has been charming city loving enthusiasts worldwide with its unique architecture and vibrant culture.

Winter 2009 spawned the arrival of luxury leading hotel brands such as W and Mandarin Oriental.  I like to think of myself as a W Hotel aficionado so when I had the chance to be one of the first travel agents to see the brand new W Barcelona I couldn't contain my excitement!

On arrival at the W Barcelona my first impressions were exactly as I expected...WOW!  The cool uber chic interior design and unrivalled beachfront location make the W the hippest and sexiest new kid on the block.

After I was spared a few moments to indulge in the funky surroundings I was whisked by high speed elevator to the 26th floor where I was met by a seductive candlelit hallway and the distant sound of chilled house beats...I had arrived at quite simply the ultimate sky bar in Barcelona!  Panoramic city views, live DJ sets, cutting edge style, and beautiful staff....what more could a guy like me ask for?!  W Barcelona's signature cocktail is the thirst quenching sophisticated watermelon Martini which I personally highly recommend.

There is a great selection of room categories on offer and all are complimented with city, port, or sea view.  

The W Barcelona exudes spontaneity and the infamous W motto "Whatever, whenever", is certain to attract both leisure and business cool hunters alike.