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Santi Santamaria, a jovial Catalan with three Michelin stars, is already well respected by his compatriots for his restaurant Can Fabes. About half an hour outside Barcelona, in his hometown of Sant Celoni, it serves simple, innovative dishes like eels in garlic and capsicum oil and John Dory with squid in sausage sauce. Now Santamaria has added hotelier to his résumé, opening up five rooms above the restaurant. The sleek decor is nothing like the rustic Can Fabes: Everything is black, white, and gray, with lots of clean surfaces, and midcentury modern furniture. Santamaria didn't stop there. He also opened another restaurant in the building called Espai Coch, serving casual meals from a menu that changes weekly. With any luck, you'll catch the rock mussels in tomato sauce and duck with dried fruit. Hotel rates, $300-$350. Dinner at Can Fabes, $300. Dinner at Espai Coch, $125. At 6 Sant Joan, Sant Celoni; 34-93-867-28-51; www.canfabes.com.

Restaurant prices reflect a three-course dinner for two, excluding beverages and gratuity. Hotel prices show high-season rates from the least expensive double to the most expensive suite.

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