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Barcelona Openings Underline a Luxury Market in Transition

Amit Geron  / Sir Hotels

The Sir Victor facade. The hotel is one of Barcelona’s newest openings. Amit Geron / Sir Hotels

Skift Take: Sophisticated serenity is the best way to describe luxury hospitality in the Catalan capital where troubles including sky-high petty crime rates, legality surrounding Airbnb, and political tensions bubble under the surface. For a city once considered the coolest in Europe, its development is useful to watch for other cities just now entering their gilded age of tourism.

— Samantha Shankman

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