As one of the most hotly anticipated hotel openings in Barcelona’s history, the W Barcelona is one of the coolest design hotels in town. With sleek and minimalist modern spaces, dramatic avant-garde inspired interiors and sparkling ocean views, W Barcelona is described as “where Miró meets the Mediterranean”. Conceptualized by the renowned Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, the W Barcelona hotel is a modernist masterpiece of avant-garde architecture inspired by the city’s “artistry and exuberance”. In typical W style, the W Barcelona is as much a hotel as it is a destination in itself, with a multitude of stylish public spaces to suit any mood and occasion. Perched high above the city on the 26th floor is the trendy Eclipse rooftop bar, which has quickly established itself as one of Barcelona’s most glamourous night spots. The ground floor W Living Room is equally as cool with chic leather lounges which encourage all-day lounging and cocktail sipping. The outdoor WET pool and sun-soaked terrace is our favourite though, offering a Miami-style adults playground with a fun and playful atmosphere that is bound to be the hottest alfresco hangout in Barcelona this summer. As expected, rooms are luxurious and modern with spectacular views overlooking the city and the Mediterranean sea.