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Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia in Spain, makes for a fabulous city break where visitors can marvel at Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces, gorge themselves on fresh tapas or simply chill out on one of the city’s nine sandy beaches. Best Hotels Barcelona W Hotel Barcelona Reminiscent of the iconic Burj Al Arab in Dubai, the five star W Hotel rises out of the sea like a shimmering, silver sail at the end of Barceloneta beach. The hotel’s location is great for those wanting to experience Barcelona’s beach vibe, with the compromise being a slightly longer trek into the centre of town. The atmosphere is chic and sexy, and this hotel is definitely for those wanting to be part of the cool, Ibiza scene. Interior design at the W is sleek and stylish with a bling lobby and minimalist rooms that come with stunning views of the city or Mediterranean. The places…

Below is the first in a three part series of the 30 most exclusive and luxury ski resorts in the world. Hotels and Chalets frequented by the world’s elite, including film stars, royalty, sports men and women, politicians and rock stars. Resorts with heated streets and escalators, entire mountains for hire and chalets that come complete with their own butlers and mini bars stocked with Krug and Dom Perignon. 1. Courchevel 1850 (France) Located in Les Trois Vallées with a lift system linking the resort to Meribel and Val Thorens, Courchevel 1850, playground of the rich and famous, is one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the world. The resort guest list is a who’s who of the world elite including Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Beckhams, Christina Aguilera, Lionel Richie, the Saudi royal family, George Clooney and many more… Best Hotels Courchevel 1850 L’Apogee – 100 yards…

If you are more tapas than Torremolinos, and are looking to experience the real Spain, leave Marbella behind and travel to Seville, the capital of the autonomous region of Andalucia in Southern Spain. Below is a complete guide to the best hotels in Seville, best restaurants in Seville and the best things to do in Seville. Best hotels Seville The luxury, 5 star Hotel Alfonso XIII was commissioned by the King of Spain in 1929 and is the best hotel in Seville. The residence has been architected in the style of a Moorish Palace and is a beauty to behold inside and out, opitomised by the large open air atrium where breakfast is served daily. The hotel’s ample pool provides the perfect setting to chill out and read a book whilst soaking up the sun in western europe’s hottest major city. Be sure to book a roof terrace room to…