Photographer's Note

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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