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HOTEL MIRAMAR, BARCELONA, SPAIN

Hotel Miramar in Barcelona consideres itself “luxury boutique.” In an artistically restored palace on the slope of a mountain with  views of Las Rambas, the property combines historical 1920s grandeur, with contemporary comforts. It’s in a lively spot, near the center of town. The pool area feature wooden decking and bar …

Avalon Hotel, Sweden

3 IMPOSSIBLY PERFECT POOLS, link

Here are three “impossibly perfect pools,” from Luxury Travel Magazine. These are some actual beauties here…not the same old, same old. And we wish this Avalon Hotel, Gothenburg, Sweden would get more props for it’s “death defying” clear-bottom, edge of the building pool. If we see the Joule in Texas …

Hotel Peralda, Spain

HOTEL PERALADA, SPAIN

Hotel Peralada is about an hour and 45 minutes by car outside of Barcelona, in the Catlonia wine region. If Napa Valley were in southern california, only it were really small and with a disproportionate number of Michelin star restaurants, it would be sort of like Peralada. The hotel is …

Melia Sky Barcelona

MELIA SKY, BARCELONA, SPAIN

Contemporary and innovative, Meliá Barcelona Sky is a pretty big-deal hotel in Barcelona. It’s tall—29 floors and big—258 rooms and is one of the tallest and most symbolic buildings on the Barcelona skyline. It’s centrally located and an icon of the city of Gaudi.  Designed by the famous French architect …

Hotel Mas de Torrent, Spain

HOTEL MAS DE TORRENT, COSTA BRAVA, SPAIN

Hotel Mas de Torrent is a beautiful property in the Spanish countryside in the Emporda region or Costa Brava. About 90 minutes from Barcelona, the hotel is actually a restored 18th-centruy farmhouse. The rooms are spread out around the property–39 in the main farmhouse building and another 20 or so …

THE BIPOLAR HUFFINGTON POST

Really? We’re all sick of the Top 10 Hotel Pool lists that flood the internet come August, but we expected more from The Huffington Post.  They recently published their list of the Top 10 hottest hotel pools and they’re all the expected picks. Nary an original photo or first-hand account in …