Paseo Marítimo / Playa, Barcelona, Spain
Designed by the architect Ricardo Bofill, the hotel will provide a contemporary lifestyle experience with a complete range of services, such as Spain's first Bliss® Spa (New York's hottest spa), a restaurant on the second floor with unparalleled views of the Barcelona shoreline, a sleek rooftop bar from London-based nightlife gurus Ignite Group and the signature W living room experience. Built in 2009, the hotel has a total of 473 rooms on offer and welcomes guests in a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out services, a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities and lift access. Guests may additionally make use of the newspaper stand, conference facilities, WLAN Internet access and room and laundry services. A garage is available to those arriving by car (fees apply).
Located on the Nova Bocana of the Port of Barcelona, which connects the city's historical centre to the Mediterranean, the hotel has direct beach access at the entrance to the boardwalk La Barceloneta. It is within walking distance of the first-class restaurants of Port Vell, pristine coastline and water sport facilities of Puerto Olimpico and Las Ramblas. The metro station is roughly 1.6 km away and Barcelona Airport is approximately 18 km from the hotel.
Guests can sleep in style and enjoy the state-of-the-art entertainment system and the signature Munchie Box for the intermittent snack. They may also unwind on a stylishly cosy chaise lounge facing floor-to-ceiling windows with a virtually 360-degree view over the sea, city or mountains. The rooms come equipped with a shower, double or king-size bed, direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, radio and Internet access. Furthermore, they have a safe, minibar and individually regulated air conditioning and heating as standard.
The hotel features a glamorous outdoor infinity-edge pool surrounded by sun terraces and fully equipped cabanas, as well as a state-of-the-art gym.