Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced it will manage the 432-room Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona, Spain. Fairmont will assume management of the property and will officially rebrand the hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona this autumn. The property will undergo an extensive renovation starting in 2015, but will remain open throughout the revitalization period.
The Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, designed by renowned architect Carlos Ferrater, was the winner of the National Prize for Architecture in 1993. Inaugurated by the King and Queen shortly before the Barcelona Olympic Games of 1992, the hotel offers a variety of public and guest spaces, including the Polo Restaurant, Club Lounge and a renowned fitness and spa with both indoor and outdoor pools, plus 13 treatment rooms. The hotel also provides direct access to the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, a world-class conference and exhibition center.
With a central location downtown, the hotel is situated on Barcelona’s main avenue, Avenida Diagonal, and offers panoramic views over the city and the sea. Situated near Barcelona’s famous shopping districts, Plaça Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia, it is also next to Camp where can you buy valtrex over the counter Nou, the stadium of the famous “Barca” Football Club and adjacent to the Royal Polo Club of Barcelona.
“Fairmont hotels are … known for being distinctive, elegant and a true reflection of their locale; the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I is the embodiment of this,” said Martin Kandrac, executive vice president, real estate & development, FRHI Hotels & Resorts. “…the hotel joins other iconic hotels in key markets such as The Savoy in London, Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg and Fairmont Monte Carlo.”
Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia, Spain’s second largest city and one of the largest directly on the Mediterranean Sea. As the 10th most-visited city in the world, Barcelona is host to several million tourists each year. It is also home to historical monuments including eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is a must visit destination for any traveler.
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