Mandarin Oriental (Barcelona), Spain

In the heart of Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia and just a short walk from some of the city’s most famous sights, like Gaudi’s Casa Batlló, the Mandarin Oriental is one of Barcelona’s most luxurious city centre hotels.

One of the main attractions is a meandering rooftop infinity pool that stretches across one side of the hotel and offers stunning views of the city; it’s truly one of the most spectacular ways to take in the beauty of Barcelona.

Back inside the hotel, guests can dine at one of the hotel’s numerous restaurants, whether it’s the Moments restaurant which favours Catalan cuisine, the all-day Blanc restaurant or the outdoor Mimosa garden. The menus are carefully curated by Carme Ruscalleda, the world-renowned chef who is the only woman who holds a whopping seven Michelin stars.