Bienvenido Barcelona! W Hotels Opens in Western Europe

By Staff

W-BarcelonaW stands women, wine and well, plenty of other wonderful things, but we like about the letter “W” is its presence in the travel industry. W Hotels launched its flagship hotels in New York and San Francisco when women needed a place to call home, and since then, W has been breaking ground all over the U.S. Now comes word that the W officially opened in Europe, and it’s taking Barcelona by storm.

The W Barcelona is located at Nova Bocana and features sea and city views from its 26-story, 473 room sailboat-shaped abode. Rumor has it it’s the only hotel in Barcelona with direct beach access (we’ll confirm that on our next trip to Barcelona…).

For those who’d prefer to stay landside, you have the option to get wet without the sand at WET, the hotel’s infinity-edged pool and bar, which comes complete with lounge decks and cabanas (can you say, cabana boy?)

There’s a rooftop bar and an on-site spa, courtesy of Bliss. And what’s a W without it’s signature W BAR? Nothing, so we’re pleased to report that the designers of this Barcelona hotel worked in the uber-chic W Living Room, complete with access to the W BAR and the WAVE restaurant. Don’t worry ladies, you can work off the cocktails and condiments the next morning at SWEAT, the hotel’s fitness facility.

One of our favorite destinations in Europe is Spain, thanks to the food, the fashion and the fabulous men.

We did a quick check of prices on the W Barcelona site and found rates starting around €249 (~$360). Not a bad price for a swanky W on the beach… Mui caliente!