I’ve been to many parties and clubs around the world (from Monaco to Hong Kong and Geneva). But I still perfectly and happily remember a party in Barcelona, at W hotel bar. Supercool! And because Spain looks like the perfect destination for a good music seeker, I found three other design hotels ideal to be included in a international party circuit. Idyllic rooftop chill out areas, spectacular pools overlooking the sea or bars with a unique blend of music and art: I tell you, it is really hard to choose.
Bohemia Suites & Spa, Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria. Like its name already proclaimed, it’s a place for bohemians and hedonists, hidden from tourist area. The way on top is as spectacular as the rooftop Atelier cocktail bar (imagine a panoramic glass lift looking at the sunset and the ocean). Fresh, local produce crafted with Asian and French influences complete the scene at the 360° Restaurant. (www.designhotels.com/bohemia-suites-and-spa)
Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa, Santa Eulalia Del Rio, Ibiza. The Spanish island isn’t necessarily about foam parties on Guetta’s sound. On the rooftop of Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa Hotel, Vi Cool by Sergi Arola (two-Michelin star chef ) has been designed to reflect the more sophisticated and laid-back party vibe of the Balearic island. The choices here are: a huge white pool, a restaurant and a large bar. Night is just only the beginning for a cool party. (www.designhotels.com/aguas-de-ibiza)
Puro Oasis Urbano, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca. Trance vibes in a castle. Why not? In the historic barrio of Palma de Mallorca, Puro Oasis Urbano has the interesting OPIO Bar (perfect music, nice contemporary art pieces). The bar’s stylish patio plays host to live DJ sets on weekend evenings and the entire space can be hired for private parties. Guests seeking a more chilled-out vibe can head up to the roof top terrace for urban relaxation at its best. (www.designhotels.com/puro-oasis-urbano)
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