If you take all that’s wonderful about Barcelona – its Mediterranean Sea-side ambiance, its creativity, food, drinks, and party vibe – and condense it into one bite-size sampling (tapas, anyone?), then you have the W. Direct beach access, the cool factor, the whole shebang. On waking, you’d be forgiven in thinking you were on a ship, the big blue is that close. Can’t get enough of the sea-and-city panorama? Enjoy it from a new visual and culinary perspective at the hotels’ F&B outlets that start right on the sandy beach and go all the way up to a 26th-floor vantage point – drawing on the city’s energy, fueled by the Iberian sun.