Set on the famed Passeig de Gràcia, and within walking distance of the enchanting Gothic Quarter and vibrant Las Ramblas, Mandarin Oriental Barcelona is the perfect respite after a day’s exploration in the city.
Housed in a former bank, the Patricia Urquiola-designed decor is uber cool: monochrome with fresh pops of color and green foliage. Be sure to visit the Michelin-starred Moments restaurant and indulge in the tasting menu.
Have a nightcap in the Banker’s Bar — the ceiling is made from original security boxes. Order the green lady or the banker’s martini.
Top suite: The Penthouse Suite from $10,200 per night
Seeing stars: Chef Carme Ruscalleda has won seven Michelin stars across her restaurants in Spain and Tokyo, so dining at Moments is a must. The restaurant is managed by Ruscalleda and her son, Raul Balam — book the chef’s table to watch them work their magic and create exceptional Catalan cuisine.