Concierge.com's insider take:
This 59-room hotel in the Eixample is Rosa María Esteva's first foray into the hotel world (she's the wildly successful restaurateur behind the Tragaluz group), and we're willing to bet it won't be her last. The hotel's Moo restaurant has taken a Zen-meets-the-Med stance (saffron-spiced scorpion fish with garlic, and veal with anchovies); it's overseen by the brothers Roca, who are known for their two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Girona. The laid-back lounge/lobby is furnished with deep sofas and armchairs arranged around a floating fireplace, while the streamlined bedrooms benefit from loads of light and storage space. The rooftop pool area, incidentally, boasts the city's finest views of Gaudí's rooftops. There's also a moodily lit spa.