Barcelona, Spain—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
With the Mediterranean unfolding as far as the eye can see and over 1,600 square feet of sleek, neutral-hued design bursting from within, the Hotel Arts Barcelona’s new Arts Suite ($9,115 a night), certainly assumes the role of ivory tower. Sea-facing sofas, a crackling fireplace and an expansive open bar all gaze from a 30th-floor perch, darting through Catalan cityscape before turning their attention back to the suite’s signature medinilla magnifica florals and personal butler service. In case you weren’t already flying high enough, the Arts Suite also offers exclusive access to the hotel’s Michelin-Starred Helicopter Lunches (about $5,200 per couple). After boarding your own VIP helicopter for an as-the-crow-flies tour of Catalonia’s culinary sprawl, the package will transport you to gastronomic musts like El Celler de Can Roca, where a trio of sibling chefs and Michelin stars prove good things do come in threes, and Les Cols, whose menu teems with fresh-caught trout and fesols de Santa Pau, a white bean grown in the volcanic soil of Spain’s La Garrotxa region. When the palates are satisfied, buzz back to the Catalan capital’s most iconic hotel for a siesta in Six Senses’ only urban spa.