Occupying an impressive high-rise corner block, this sleek modern hotel is ideal for business folk and those keen to shop. In a departure from traditional old-world Barcelona, the Hesperia Presidente Hotel provides chic four-star accommodation close to businesses and luxury brands. Refurbished in 2005, rooms reflect a casual cosmopolitan feel and include abundant fluffy towels, toiletries and free wifi. Sightseers will be pleased by the hotel's proximity to tourist buses and metro stops, while Las Ramblas and Placa Catalunya are also within walking distance should guests opt to take in the sights on foot. Restaurants and cafes are also in good supply around this hotel.