PICK A VIEW, ANY VIEW. In over a year of having lived in Barcelona, plus two trips prior to that, I had not seen so much of the city from a single place, at a single time, and definitely not with a champagne flute in my hand. Now I have, frenzied by the fact that I could look here! no, look there! from Le Méridien's new 360-degree suite, designed to dizzy one with endless, sweeping views of the Catalan capital.
In a literal sense, the suite offers a new perspective; of being at level with Barcelona's emblematic structures, while the blue sky hangs above and the leafy avenues rustle below. In a figurative sense, it almost relaxes the mind for a new outlook; ample views distract from daily digital screens, two terraces encourage fresh air, statement furniture-made-to-be-stained rock the usual paradigm and curious new flavors offer subtle surprises. Chili-mango morning shots anyone?
The experience could go both ways: one way could get you refreshed and ready for whatever it is you need to be ready for, the other way could have you plunge into such a leisurely state, you feel no need to be productive. Choice is yours!
On a final note, although churros aren't a Catalan thing, who can resist this?
360º Barcelona Suite, Le Méridien Barcelona, La Rambla 111. www.lemeridienbarcelona.com Photos by Lady San Pedro.