Situated at the Nova Bocana with panoramic of Barceloneta beach-Spain, the Spain architects Ricardo Bofill was design W Barcelona Hotel, the innovative lifestyle brand’s first luxury boutique hotel in Western Europe and a global flagship for the hotel category buster.
The hotel has a commanding presence against Barcelona’s magnificent waterfront and skyline, and has already made its mark as a landmark in an ambitious urban renewal plan for Barcelona’s coastline. The 26-story, slender, sail-shaped W Barcelona sits perpendicular to the dock, showcasing unprecedented sea and city views from virtually every guest room. Global jetsetters and local tastemakers are already referring to the curved sandy and very exclusive bay adjacent to the hotel as Barcelona’s very own “Copacabana,” a reference that alludes to W Barcelona’s passion for design and fashion, which will be the key brand differentiators for this emblematic destination.
This hotel design with reflecting facade of silvered glass blends harmoniously with the colors of the Catalonian sky and the sun drenched sparkles of the Mediterranean. Public functions are accommodated under a platform conceived as two huge terraces. A big congress room with a large window over the sea breaks with its volume the horizontal lines of the base of the building. The hotel will feature 473 guest rooms, including 67 suites, two WOW suites and one Extreme WOW suite. The hotel also features SWEAT state-of-the-art fitness facility outfitted with Technogym equipment featuring panoramic views of the Mediterranean, complemented by resident DJ sets to inspire high energy workout sessions.
W Barcelona features spectacular public spaces with more than 2,500 square metres of ultra-modern meeting and event space, including a unique Great Room (W Hotels’ interpretation of a ballroom) with breathtaking, unobstructed sea views, making W Barcelona more than the ultimate insider escape but also an ideal hotel for special events, meetings and celebrations.
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Nicou (123314) 2012-07-07 11:31
Superbe vue et image mangigique compo et cpatage quelle immensité cette tour qui ressort, image moderne sueprbe compo.
timecapturer (49286) 2012-07-08 2:35
a beautifully presented shot of this distinctive looking hotel. Love the light here and your composition gives us a wonderful sense of scale too. Excellent!
Wishing you a peaceful Sunday - Brian.
marabu61 (8593) 2012-07-08 3:12
A very strong photo. Even tough the hotel is so big and prominent on the waterfront, it almost looks forlorn in this perspective. Great composition
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-08 3:23
a spectacular photo with attractive vertical composition, splendid lights and details, effective POV, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
sacimar (25975) 2012-07-08 4:31
good point of view of this famous hotel in Barcelona, I like the vertical composition, you had a good idea,
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2012-07-08 4:48
i like p.o.v,. vertical format and subject, nice the contrast between the quiet sea in the port and the wide open sea beaten by the wind.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-07-08 7:31
An excellent photo of this amazing landscape. I like the vertical format and perspective of the W hotel with the sailing ship. Well posted.
Have a nice week,
delpeoples (53167) 2012-07-08 22:52
Ciao caro Daniel
I really like all the levels of blue and green tones here. They seem accentuated by the thin vertical frame. Excellent sharpness and definition, that water is gorgeous.
Have a happy week, thanks for sharing
ChrisJ (99338) 2012-07-09 3:02
A good high pov overlooking this harbour with excellent sharpness & clarity. The pastel colors work well & I like the glimpse of the sea, sky & clouds beyond. The big fg ship at left makes a good focal point. Tfs!
Silvio1953 (123643) 2012-07-09 4:17
Ciao Daniel, great POV on wonderful building, lovely sea view with excellent clarity, splenddi light and beautiful soft colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (107330) 2012-07-09 5:52
Belle vue sur l'hôtel, son architecture ultra moderne, entre la mer et le port, douceur des couleurs et de la lumière, belle image