A prominent feature of the Barcelona skyline, the 44-storey glass and steel Hotel Arts is without a doubt the godfather of Barcelona hotels. Home to the famous Arola restaurant (see EAT), a gorgeous outdoor pool and the exclusive Six Senses spa (see PLAY) this is the ultimate destination when Euros really are no object. The suites at the top of this towering ocean-front Mecca are nicer than most residential apartments; Acqua di Parma products line each bathroom sink, the flowers are so abundant it can be overwhelming, and you have your very own personal butler who can organise everything from your laundry to a private meals. All rooms have unparalleled views and exclusively designed furniture that has often featured in famous film sets, and each floor is home to only fourteen or so rooms which means you never feel like you’re in a hotel. Those valuing their privacy should book into the Club, a hotel within a hotel if you will; the rooms are similar to the rest of the hotel but you have access to a private bar, additional room service and you even have your own internal flight of stairs so you don’t have to rub up against other hotel guests – need we go on? Apart from its Michelin starred restaurant, the Hotel Arts houses another fine dining area which boasts over 600 wines and a carefully-crafted menu designed to accompany them.