A beacon of design and luxury that towers over Barcelona’s energetic cityscape, ME Barcelona Hotel combines contemporary design with first-class international cuisine at the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the world. The in-house restaurant, Dos Cielos, boasts a Michelin star and diners can savour Catalunyan-fusion delights such as Iberian creaking suckling pig with apples and flowers or beef cheek with sea cucumbers and garlic flowers, while enjoying unobstructed ocean views from the hotel’s 24th floor. If that’s a little too much, guests can enjoy fresh market cuisine in the Sky Food Bar with its coloured glass panels and stylish lighting, or unwind with a smooth cocktail in the Angels and Kings Club (with its black leather furnishings and dark wood throughout, the club is vaguely reminiscent of a high-end S&M joint, but no less stylish as a result). With post-modern art on the walls, the rooms are masterpieces in their own right, and guests can choose between a view of the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona, or a city skyline that includes the Sagrada Familia and the Agbar Tower. If you can drag yourself away from your fabulous room, the downstairs spa awaits.