News for the Hospitality Executive
Marriott International Opens the 211-room Renaissance
Barcelona Hotel in Spain
April 27, 2012 - Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) today announced the opening of the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, located just steps away from the Paseo de Gracia, the premier shopping and architectural district of Barcelona. [Pictured: Mark Vanderloo and Elisabetta Gregoraci]
In celebration of the grand opening, the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel last night hosted an exclusive event featuring a special musical performance by renowned Spanish artist, Rebeka. The performance was part of Renaissance Hotel’s RLife LIVE program (www.RLifeLive.com), an entertainment and music platform that provides hotel guests and local patrons the chance to discover emerging and established artists on-site at Renaissance Hotels around the world.
“We are thrilled to expand our Renaissance Hotels portfolio in Europe and to celebrate the opening of this exciting new gem in Barcelona,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director of Marriott International in Europe. “Renaissance Hotels strive to offer guests authentic travel experiences through hotel touch points including innovative design, cuisine and distinct amenities.We look forward to welcoming guests to enjoy the many discoveries within our hotel and this incredible city, so rich in history and culture.”
The hotel, formerly known as The Diplomatic Hotel, has now reopened as the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel following total renovation. The hotel is centrally located near popular tourist attractions including the famed Hotel Gaudí, where guests can see first hand the fascinating architecture of Palau Güell. Otherhistoric landmarks just minutes from the hotel include Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas, Boquería market and Barrio Gótico – the city’s Gothic Quarter.
Renaissance Hotels is known for encouraging guests to “Live Life to Discover” and get the most out of their travel experience. Earlier this month, the global lifestyle brand launched a new advertising / marketing campaign that encourages today's business traveler to experience the hidden gems of each Renaissance hotel and to explore the destination with the help of Renaissance Hotels ‘Navigators’ -- the brand’s hospitality lifestyle concierge service. The campaign asks traveler the question, “If you are traveling to a destination for business, why not make the most of your free time and discover something exceptional and unique.
An oasis of calm and wellness, the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel's 211 modern and spacious guestrooms are appointed with signature room amenities including iPod docking stations and flat screen televisions. Stunning views of the Barcelona skyline can be taken in at La Terrassa, the hotel’s sun-drenched roof top bar and lounge featuring flowing waterfalls, while tantalizing dining options include the CRU Steak House and cosmopolitan CUIT Bar and Lounge.
Other highlights include a 24-hour fitness center, business center and seven unique facilities for meetings and events, each outfitted with modern technical and AV equipment.
Barcelona is truly a city to be discovered with the senses, and the innovative Navigator by Renaissance program enables guests to share in the city’s hidden gems and best-kept secrets. Focused on creating experiences, the Navigators at the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel are on hand to provide guests with authentic, handpicked spots to eat, drink, see and shop.
For more information or bookings, please visit www.renaissancebarcelonahotel.com or call +66 2656 7707.
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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