Best of the Best 2018 - 540
B A R CELON A , SPA IN
N E I G H B O R H O O D Beachfront
W Barcelona is a stunning icon where 26 floors of luxury take you from beachfront boardwalks
to the colors of the Catalonian sky. The hotel is a modernist masterpiece where historic Barcelona meets the Mediterranean Sea. Wind down in our revamped 473 rooms, including 67
suites. Dine at BRAVO24 with Michelin-star Chef Carles Abellán. Get glamorous at the Eclipse
rooftop bar or have a cocktail at the W Lounge. Dip into the pool surrounded by sun terraces
and cabanas or escape to the infinity pool. Whether sipping cocktails in the sand or enjoying
burgers at Salt Restaurant, set the backdrop for an unforgettable day or night.
A DV I S O R T I P
$100 value credit for spa services or dining at
WAVE restaurant per stay.
W Barcelona has the only on-site beach club
right outside, and a "wow" factor with floorto-ceiling windows and ocean views.
Distance from Barcelona Airport (BCN): 20 minutes
Size: 473 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Hip
GRAN HOTEL DOMINE BILBAO
B ILB A O, SPA IN
N E I G H B O R H O O D Abando
Inspired by the Guggenheim, which it faces, Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao, refurbished in 2017,
features a whimsical concept that places smart, 20th-century artworks and furnishings in ultramodern spaces, like the skylit Atrium with its 85-foot-high Mariscal sculpture, and for your
comfort, in the 145 recently renovated rooms. The lobby bar is ideal for relaxing with a drink
and meeting with friends. The teakwood terrace offers astounding views of the Guggenheim
and the countryside beyond while you taste some cocktails and snacks. Enjoy the fitness area,
relax in the wellness center or book a massage to complete your experience.
A DV I S O R T I P
Connect with your Virtuoso travel advisor for
Have breakfast on the terrace, which
overlooks the Guggenheim Museum - a
spectacular way to start your day.
-Richard "Bo" Meyer
Distance from Bilbao Airport (BIO): 15 minutes
Size: 145 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated
HOSPES PALACIO DEL BAILIO CÓRDOBA
CÓR DOB A , SPA IN
N E I G H B O R H O O D Center of Córdoba
In the historic heart of Córdoba, Hospes Palacio del Bailio is housed in a former palace dating
back to the 16th century. Interiors mix Andalusian character with modern detailing: Eighteenth-century murals and freestanding tubs are accented with velvets blending with natural
stone. Spend peaceful hours in the hotel's Bodyna Spa, where you'll find the entrance to Roman baths and treatment cabins opening into a courtyard flanked by Roman columns. Arbequina takes inspiration from the past, resulting in a style of avant-garde gastronomy. Enjoy
Javier Moreno's cuisine on a terrace. Sip aperitifs while looking at the Roman villa.
Tapas lunch tasting for two (excluding
alcohol, tax and gratuity), once per stay; and
private visit to preserved Roman villa ruins.
The ruins of an ancient Roman villa have
been preserved and are visible through an
inset glass floor in Restaurant Arbequina.
Distance from San Pablo Airport (SVQ): 56 miles/90 km
Size: 51 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated