Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Barcelona

Mandarin Oriental Suites
Found on the Passeig de Gràcia, the Mandarin Oriental Suites in Barcelona offer guests luxurious service and surrounds in its impeccably designed suites.
Roca Moo
Hotel Omm’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Roca Moo, serves up wonderful Catalan cuisine with the theatrical open kitchen providing the perfect backdrop...
The Spa
The Mandarin group once again out does themselves with this 1000-metre retreat where all of your stress and excess partying can be counteracted.
Eclipse
W Barcelona is the most anticipated hotel opening in the city's history, so it makes sense that the all-encompassing destination station would have a few nice watering holes thrown into its heady mix.
Le Boudoir
Small and intimate, Le Boudoir is stacked with delicate racks of knickers, bras and other lacey unmentionables.
ABAC
Abac’s light and airy pavilion setting, leading onto spectacular gardens, exudes a calm and elegance not often found in upbeat Barcelona. Everything served to diners here draws inspiration from Spain’s natural larder.
987 Barcelona
Fitting like a glove within one of the world's most sophisticated and cosmopolitan cities, this oasis of attitude opened its doors in 2007 close to Gaudi's spectacular La Pedrera building.
El Palauet Living
All-suite stays don't get much better than El Palauet Living Barcelona, a set of six sexy apartments on Barcelona's Passaeig de Gràcia.
Hotel Arts
Hotel Arts is arguably Barcelona's most famous hotel, and is home to a Michelin-starred restaurant, world-class spa and star-studded clientele.
Hotel Jazz
The best feature of the Hotel Jazz, apart from the roof terrace, is its location right between Plaça Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia.
Hotel España
Step into the buzzing centre of Barcelona, and you’ll find Hotel España ready to cater to all your needs. Modern design meets old exquisite architecture, with a bar to rival any work of art.
Hotel Bagués
A recent addition to Barcelona's ever-growing choice of awe-inspiring accommodations, Hotel Bagués is another Derby-owned property in a super-central location on Las Ramblas.
Moo
Many hotel restaurants disappoint, but that's certainly not the case at the humorously named Moo. With a recent restaurant makeover and stylish new bar under its belt, you won’t want to miss this one out.
Hotel Omm
Hotel Omm is a marvel of modern design and has more awe-inspiring amenities than you could ever possibly use in a single stay. Highlights include a Michelin-starred restaurant and on-site spa.
The White Bar
Hotel bars can be hit or miss, but the White Bar - attached to the Chic & Basic Hotel on Calle Princesa - is an excellent place to head pre-dinner, post-dinner or even for dinner.
W Living Room
As you'd expect of a watering hole inside W Barcelona, W Living Room offers a stylish, sophisticated space in which to kick back, relax and watch the well-heeled world go by.
Ca L’Isidre
An impressive wine list, excellent food and super-friendly service ensure the continued popularity of Ca L'Isidre. The art crowd can't get enough.
W Barcelona
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll undoubtedly have heard of W Barcelona. As the eponymous brand's first foray into the Spanish market, the property truly dazzles with awe-inspiring architecture and amazing amenities. 
Hotel Majestic
The Hotel Majestic certainly lives up to the promise of its prestigious address with jaw-dropping views, more amenities than you can shake a stick at and an infinite number of choices when it comes to within-walking-distance venues.
Hotel Casa Fuster
Representative of Catalan modernism, Hotel Casa Fuster is popular with aesthetes and architecture lovers looking for something to please the eye. The rooftop pool adds to its cachet.
Hotel Barcelona Catedral
Set opposite Barcelona Cathedral a few doors down from the Dalí Escultor Museum, the Barcelona Catedral enjoys one of the most central locations of any of our choice of hotels.
Pullman Barcelona Skipper
Pullman Barcleona Skipper is deserving of its five-star reputation with amenities such as a solar-powered gym, rooftop swimming pool and cool cocktail bar.
Grand Hotel Central
The Grand Hotel Central boasts the most central location in the city but still provides its guests with peace and quiet within extremely well-appointed rooms. Meanwhile, the rooftop terrace with infinity pool offers one of the best views in the city.
Gran Hotel La Florida
If you've a head for heights then check out Gran Hotel La Florida, perched 1,000 feet above Barcelona on Mount Tibidabo.
Zen Zone Spa
Zen Zone Spa is housed at Gran Hotel La Florida, perched 1,000 feet above Barcelona on Mount Tibidabo, and is one of the best in-house spas in the city.
YHI Spa
It's all me, me, me. At least it is at ME Barcelona, where its on-site spa, YHI, caters to your every whim in amid sumptuous, Zen-inspired surroundings.
Spaciomm
In a city that's as buzzing as Barcelona it can be hard to find a haven away from the hustle and bustle; fortunately, we've found one in the fabulous form of Spaciomm at Hotel Omm.
The Royal Club Fitness & Spa
All work and no play makes sharp-suited business execs very dull indeed, which is why Barcelona's most prominent business hotel, Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, offers a break from corporate stuff in the form of an the Royal Club Fitness & Spa.
Ommsession
As you'd expect of a hotel attached to the super-stylish Hotel Omm Ommsession is where club-goers will rub Carolina Herrera-clad shoulders with Barcelona's top movers and shakers. And that's before you've even hit the dance floor.
La Terrrazza
Amazing open-air club atop Montjuic Mountain and set in the confines of a traditional Spanish village.  
Carpe Diem
If your idea of a good night out is sipping on cool cocktails in suitably stylish surroundings then Carpe Diem is the hotspot for you. Rather unsurprisingly this venue is incredibly popular with Barcelona's high society.
Navarra
As one of Barcelona's landmarks locals have been coming to Navarra since 1939 and they show no sign of stopping anytime soon. Although not a peaceful lunch spot it's still a welcome break from the newer sleeker coffee shops that have opened nearby.
Huston Apartment
One of the superior properties offered by Chic-Rentals.com, the Huston Apartment, located near Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona’s city centre, allows visitors to the bustling city to experience an exclusive taste of local living.
Six Senses Spa
There's nothing quite like a spa session after a day or two pounding Barcelona's many pavements. Arguably one of the best is the Six Senses Spa at the Ritz-Carlton-owned Hotel Arts, which boasts some of the best views in the city.
Bliss Spa
With outposts in the UK and the US, Bliss has finally thrown open the doors to a spa in Spain. And at W Barcelona, no less, arguably the city's most hotly anticipated hotel opening.

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