The strikingly contemporary 15-room ABaC Restaurant and Hotel sits just outside the heart of Barcelona, at the base of Tibidabo mountain. You may notice that the restaurant comes first in the hotel’s name, and with reason. Its chef, Jordi Cruz, is one of Spain’s most acclaimed chefs; he was, when he was 24, the youngest chef to receive a Michelin star—the restaurant at ABaC has two.
Any concerns about the location outside the city’s historic center will be put to rest once you learn that the hotel can arrange excursions in one of their Lamborghinis or Ferraris. You may, however, find it hard to leave the elegantly simple rooms in off whites and creams with velvet chaise longues and curtains framing large bay windows. The hotel’s Elemis spa has a hammam, perfect for relaxing either after a long day sight seeing or a few hours indulging in a multicourse lunch.
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