Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Barcelona

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.
Xix Bar
A mighty selection of gins in a tiny former milk shop. Who would've thought?
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.
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.
W Hotels DJ Lab: chain announces global DJ tour
W Hotels have announced a global DJ tour. Dubbed the W Hotels DJ Lab, avid DJs and competition winners will get to showcase their talents worldwide.
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. 
Villa Emilia
Style meets class at Hotel Villa Emilia; dine in the sleek candlelit restaurant or hit the rooftop bar for some live jazz. 
Vildsvin
Although Vilsvin could just as easily have been rated as a bar we have found (through extensive experience) that lunchtime is the most enjoyable time of day here so a boozy lunch is a better option that late-night drinks. Seafood is the highlight her
Vesping
Vespa rental service, Vesping, offers visitors to Barcelona a memorable way to explore and experience the city with unique and guided tours.
Vallromanes Golf Club
Tickets
Albert and Ferran Adrià's new eatery and cocktail bar in Barcelona is much more casual than their famed El Bulli, but no less spectacular.
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.
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 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.
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.
The One
The 5 Rooms
If you are looking for an intimate hideaway close to Paseo de Gracia shopping with maximum privacy, then this glorified B&B - with just five rooms - is the perfect match.
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.
Summer 2012 Fashion Hotlist
Suites Avenue
An increasing number of discerning travellers are opting for luxury serviced apartments instead of traditional hotels, and if Suites Avenue is anything to go by it's not hard to see why.
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.
Soho House Barcelona
A grown-up playground, Soho House Barcelona offers sumptuously stylish accommodation, restaurants, a spa, pool and cinema to its guests.
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.
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.
Sidecar Factory Club
Centrally located, open until late, massive crowds - there's a reason Sidecar is one of the most well known clubs in Barcelona...
Santa Maria
One of the Borne district's most renowned restaurants Santa Maria is frequented by a loyal following of foodies who lap up the consistently excellent food and always-reasonable prices.
Santa Caterina Cuines
Falling away from the tourist trail on the Mercat Santa Caterina Santa Caterina Cuines serves up wonderfully fresh ingredients and a buzzing atmosphere.
Sant Vicenç de Montalt
Salero
Although you could slink into Salero for a sumptuous supper we prefer it as a fabulous place for late-night cocktails. Its romantic atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for date night.
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.
Room Mate Emma
A striking, uber-modern hotel set in the middle of inspiring Art-Nouveau architecture. Near all the best shops and clubs, making Emma a great stay for the artsy hedonist...
Roca Moo
Hotel Omm’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Roca Moo, serves up wonderful Catalan cuisine with the theatrical open kitchen providing the perfect backdrop...
Roca Barcelona Gallery
As something of an architectural masterpiece on Calle Joan Guell, you'd never guess that this gleaming, angular building was the headquarters of a bathroom company. But then again, renowned Roca does things a little differently.
Restaurant Fonda España
Historical features meet modern design at Restaurant Fonda España, a must for culture vultures and foodies alike, with delicate dishes and fine wine in abundance.
Reial Cercle Artístic
This permanent show is dedicated to Salvador Dali one of Spain's most famous artists and is appropriately set in the gorgeous Gothic District.
Razzmatazz
As Barcelona's biggest club Razzmatazz has something for everyone with five massive rooms to choose from. Try not to get lost after one too many martinis.
RAS Gallery
It's easy to let time slip away browsing through coffeetable books, soaking in exhibitions or catching a book launch at this experimental gallery.
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…
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.

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