Star quality: head to one of these luxe hotels for a taste of glamour (and a smattering of stardust).
Soho House Barcelona
Best for… members club luxury
The low-down: The 18th outpost of the London members club, Soho House Barcelona has all the hallmarks of the group’s properties (hip staff, modern country decor, flowing Cowshed products) but lots of locally-inspired flourishes too, such as Catalan tiles, rustic rugs and traditional red bricks on the vaulted ceilings.
The 57 rooms vary from Tiny to Penthouse and they’re all styled with vintage pieces, giant beds, generous tiled bathrooms and minibars to die for. House Kitchen on the fifth floor is the members’ restaurant (open to guests) with all the Soho House favourites (including burgers and Mac n Cheese) plus local dishes such as tapas and Catalan casserole.
The roof has a bar and restaurant too (and pool, and amazing views) while the ground floor is home to a rather fabulous branch of Cecconi’s. There’s also a Dirty Burgeroutdoor/Chicken Shop across the square and a blissful Cowshed spa plus small indoor pool in the basement, not to mention a fancy gym with boxing classes (pucker leather gloves) and a spin studio.