At Gourmand Breaks we like to keep up to date and recently paid a visit to check-out the trendiest most fashionable hotel everyone in town is talking about, the W Hotel.
The hotel also known as Hotel Vela, is an avant-garde icon created by world-famous Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. It rises above the spectacular beachfront in Barcelona, one of Europe’s most stylish and cosmopolitan cities.
Some of the hotel amenities worth mentioning are its nearly 500 rooms with great views, all luxuriously yet modernly furnished and the ultra contemporary, New York style Spa, first of its kind in Spain.
We visited the much talked about hotel´s restaurant –Bravo- just about to be opened to the general public in a few days. The owners came up with quite a different concept, a kind of ultra-fashion, sophisticated barbecue. They will offer a wide choice of the best world meats (Kobe veal included) “NUDE” withminimum cooking intervention so the meats, fish, etc. will be mostly grilled; it is worth mentioning that a wide variety of different wood and coal types will be used for perfect “pairings” of meat and flavors.We think it will be an absolute hit since the concept is a novelty in Barcelona and also because it will bemanaged by successful Catalan chef Carles Abellan, owner of Michelin starred Comerç 24, among others.
And for those who like to “see and be seen” the cocktail bar….. it is definitely worth a visit! full of “beautiful people”, surely it will soon become one of the “must-visit, inn” places in Barcelona!
The W Hotel has direct access to the beach of the world famous sea port La Barceloneta, located at short walking distance from restaurants at Port Vell, and La Ramba, which makes its location very convenient.
Our Barcelona Food and Wine Weekend Tour can be customized to include a stay in this magnificent new hotel as well as a private guided visit around the vibrant La Boqueria, the largest market in all of Europe and explore some of the most renowned architecture in the world- that of Gaudi.