Renaissance Hotels Welcomes Unique Barcelona Gem to its Growing European Portfolio


WEBWIRE – Friday, October 05, 2012

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel Opens as Brandís Second New Hotel This Year in Barcelona.

Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Internationalís signature lifestyle brand, has opened its second hotel in Barcelona this year, the spectacular 357-room Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, under a franchise agreement with Hoteles Catalonia. Located in Plaza Europa and designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Ribas & Ribas, the hotel is destined to become a city landmark, remarkable for its stunning and unique design and architecture.

Located in one of Cataloniaís busiest trade fair areas, the Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel is an urban retreat in the midst of a district of momentous growth and activity. The hotel is designed by world-renowned award winning architect Jean Nouvel, notable for celebrated works such as the Arab World Institute in Paris and Torre Agbar in Barcelona. The hotelís bold and original design comprises two 110 metre towers joined at the top by a spectacular panoramic restaurant and terrace vantage point. Around the sleek, monochrome faÁade climbs a vertical garden of 300 palm trees and natural vegetation originating from five continents, providing a natural oasis in the urban landscape.

ďWe are delighted to add this unique property to our rapidly growing European portfolio of Renaissance HotelsĒ, said Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe. ďThe opening of our second Renaissance Hotel in Barcelona this year reinforces the popularity of the Renaissance brand, and we are excited to welcome guests to our new hotel here, a destination world renowned for its warm hospitality and cutting-edge design.Ē

The Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel is a natural haven with vegetation lining the corridors and filling the atrium, creating a sense of tranquility. The 357 chic guestrooms are light and airy with charming leaf-shaped lighting and modern amenities. One of the hotelís twenty-seven floors is dedicated to meeting and event space, offering 1200 square feet across 11 flexible rooms packed full of state-of-the-art technology.

Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel - ViewThe hotelís three restaurants and bars include the panoramic Palmer restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine amidst the vertical garden; El Cel, a rooftop bar with incredible city vistas; and the Oasis lobby bar, a casual option for drinks and snacks throughout the day. For leisure and relaxation, the hotel features a rooftop pool, indoor pool, fitness area and solarium.

Renaissance Hotels help cultivate authentic travel experiences through innovative guest programmes such as R Navigator, the brandís signature concierge service, and RLife LIVE, an industry-leading entertainment platform showcasing emerging musical talent at Renaissance Hotels around the world. Earlier this year Renaissance Hotels launched its first global advertising campaign, Live Life To Discover, provoking guests to discover something distinctly new wherever they are.

For more information on Renaissance Hotels, and to share your own local discoveries, please visit the brandís newly inspired website, www.renhotels.com.

ABOUT RENAISSANCE
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 150 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.

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