High on the wow factor, this designer hotel sits between the city of Barcelona and the glimmering waters of the Mediterranean. Across from the shops and convention areas of Diagonal Mal, this sleek and shiny hotel has both the beach and the city at its beckoning. The AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott is ultra modern in every respect and offers extensive business-related facilities, including a hi-tech business center. Rooms and suites are similarly slick, many offering expansive views over the Mediterranean. These views can also be had from the pool and sun deck, a glamorous venue where basking and bathing must be done with designer accessories. Guests will enjoy a complimentary mini bar in each room. Restaurants and shops can be found on Diagonal Mal, but don't limit the evening to one location when the city and Las Ramblas are less than 10 minutes away.