Barcelona

ME Hotel

217

272 Pere IV,
Barcelona,

Spain,
08005.

We may never have ventured into Poblenou, Barcelona’s emerging tech district, if it weren’t for Dominique Perrault’s 400-foot-tall glass-and-steel den of cool. Barcelona’s beautiful people bear the 15-minute cab ride from the city center to arrive at this hotel (surprisingly, run by Sol Meliá, better known for its all-inclusives), where they gather on ebony wingback chairs and chalk-white daybeds at Angels & Kings, an outpost of musician Pete Wentz’s New York bar. We couldn’t get over our room’s postcard-perfect views of the Sagrada Familia, the Agbar Tower, and the hills of Catalonia beyond.