Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Barcelona

Vesping
Vespa rental service, Vesping, offers visitors to Barcelona a memorable way to explore and experience the city with unique and guided tours.
Hotel Soho Barcelona
Sleek and pared back, Hotel Soho Barcelona is a trendy yet affordable design hotel located on the bustle of Barcelona’s Gran Via.
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.
Wer-Haus
A chic concept store in Barcelona’s L’Eixample district, Wer-Haus has an on-site gallery and restaurant, as well as a book and clothes shop.
Hotel Market Barcelona
Hotel Market Barcelona, found near the Sant Antoni Market, is a chic boutique hotel with upmarket style credentials.
Onix Liceo Raval
The Onix Liceo Raval offers feel-good, highly-affordable accommodation in central Barcelona, with a business centre and Mozarabic architecture, to boot.
Els Pescadors
Set on a charming tree-filled square, Els Pescadors serves perfectly cooked fish, seafood and rice dishes in Barcelona’s Sant Marti district.
Hotel Praktik Bakery
Fancy waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread? The trendily minimalist Hotel Praktik Bakery in central Barcelona has its own artisanal bakery.
The Serras
Part of the renovation of Barcelona's waterfront district, The Serras is a chic design hotel with views of the port and sea beyond.
Roca Moo
Hotel Omm’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Roca Moo, serves up wonderful Catalan cuisine with the theatrical open kitchen providing the perfect backdrop...
Ginger
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.
The One
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.
Museum of Modern Art
Sala Apolo
With something different on the agenda every night, Sala Apolo is a clubber’s dream. Sing and dance like nobody’s watching in this renovated 1940s ballroom.
Mirror Hotel
As the name suggests, this modern development is covered head to toe in mirrors. Recently picking up an award for its innovative design, Mirror Hotel embodies chic and sleek.
Hotel Banys Orientals
A classic never dies, and case in point is Hotel Banys Orientals in the chic neighbourhood of El Born.
Hotel Do Placa Reial
Small and intimate boutique hotel with impeccable service and treats left in your room daily. Need we say more.
Fantastico
Live music loving, shot drinking hedonists, look no further…
La Fonda
Large in size, cosy in feel, La Fonda is always buzzing with locals and tourists alike looking for traditional Catalan food at prices that won’t break the bank. 
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.
Villa Emilia
Style meets class at Hotel Villa Emilia; dine in the sleek candlelit restaurant or hit the rooftop bar for some live jazz. 
Hotel Mercer
Old merges with new in stunning fashion at Hotel Mercer, whilst it’s almost secret location heightens its lure and charm.
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.
Kling
This clothing shop is a popular choice for well-groomed Barcelona women, with two stores now ready and waiting to fill your wardrobe…
Barcelona Football Club
As Spain's national sport, you'd be a fool to miss out on a game of football at Barcelona Football Club.
Dos Palillos
Bursting with atmosphere and too many dishes to count on your fingers, Dos Palillos is a unique fusion of Asian and Spanish food, all under one roof.
Sitges
Sometimes it's good to get away, even when you're in a beautiful city such as Barcelona. And when such a desire beckons, head to the seaside town of Sitges, found just 35 kilometres away and renowned for its beaches and vibrant gay community.
Big Bang Bar
Big Bang does what it says on the tin – big tunes from live bands that will make your hair stand on end.
El Vaso de Oro
Traditional, delicious tapas and a great selection of artesan beer
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.
Ra Bar
A café with real energy and charm, Ra is perfect for a lazy afternoon, or alternatively, to kick-start a wild night out…
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 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.
Papa Serra’s Culinary Adventures
If you’re after a market tour, cooking class and wine tasting all rolled into one, then Papa Serra’s Culinary Adventures is for you...
Neri Hotel
Hotel Neri is one of Barcelona's most tucked-away treasures; although small, the hotel's amenities are perfectly formed and wonderfully kept. The restaurant is stunning and leads to a pretty courtyard that is perfect for al fresco drinking.
Barceloneta Beach
As one of the most famous urban beaches in the world, Barceloneta Beach is a hugely popular place to come and sprawl on the sand.
Taller de Tapas
The incredible amount of press which surrounds Taller de Tapas serves as a testimony to its success; come here for lunch rather than supper to get a romantic table overlooking the the square.

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