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On the border between traditional Poblenou and business-y District 22@
Melia Barcelona Sky is located on the border between traditional Poblenou neighborhood and District 22@, the up-and-coming business area. While the western part of the area still preserves the local flavor of a working-class neighborhood, the eastern end is characterized by the high-rises and corporate buildings popping up in a once-industrial area.
However, it is close to the beach and the hopping waterfront, and it 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. The subway is four short blocks away.
The Melia Barcelona Sky is one of the most stylish hotels in the city, with contemporary design and vintage-chic decor. Its 258 rooms come with top-notch amenities, such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, Aveda toiletries, and Nespresso coffeemakers, plus a trendy layout with a glass wall separating the bathroom from the room. Highlights of this property are the wonderful spa, the two good restaurants, the sophisticated nightclub, and the great pool and sun deck. It is located in the new business district, meaning you will have to take the subway to get to most tourist attractions, but the beach is a short walk away, and there is a lively commercial strip nearby with many restaurants and bars.