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In 22@ District, an up-and-coming business area with a strong local vibe
The Hotel 4 is located in the heart of Poblenou, an area that is starting to experience a major overhaul but still preserves the local flavor of a working class neighborhood. The first step towards its transformation was the adoption of a fancier (and somewhat cheesy) name-- District 22@, but few locals use it. That name is mostly used when referring to the far eastern part of the neighborhood, where most multinationals and large corporations have their headquarters-- while the western part is still known as Poblenou.
In this area, modern, trendy hotels and corporate buildings tower over low rises and local businesses. It is working towards becoming a modern and high-tech neighborhood, but is not quite there yet. There are few interesting restaurants and shops, but everything still seems to be under construction. However, it is close to the beach and the bustling waterfront, and is well connected via public transportation to the rest of the city and the main tourist attractions. Also, its proximity to the Ronda del Litoral, one of the main thoroughfares in Barcelona, offers easy access to the airport.
This upper-mid-range hotel is located in 22@ District, an up-and-coming business area in eastern Barcelona. It has 142 decent-sized, contemporary rooms with pops of color, flat-screen TVs, and spacious bathrooms. In addition to great city or ocean views, rooms also showcase local artwork. Convenient amenities here include a Mediterranean restaurant, small fitness center -- complete with a steam room and a sauna -- and free Wi-Fi. The GBB Hotel 4 Barcelona is located four blocks from the subway, and the beach along with many seafront restaurants are within easy walking distance.