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Reinhard Wall Appointed General Manager of
Hotel Hesperia Tower, Barcelona Spain


October 10, 2005 - Austrian Reinhard Wall (47) has been announced as the general manager of the new, five-star Hotel Hesperia Tower, due to open in Barcelona (Spain) in January 2006.
He joined the Spanish Hesperia Group in 2002 as general manager of the Hotel Hesperia Madrid in Paseo de la Castellana.
Prior to that, Wall worked in several countries including Germany, France, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Honduras and Spain. He studied at the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management in Austria and has more than 20 years experience in the international hotel industry.
The Hotel Hesperia Tower will become the flagship of the Hesperia Group when it opens in January 2006.  Designed by Richard Rogers (Pompidou Centre, Millennium Dome), and costing €74 million (approx. £50.3 million), the 105 metre-tall hotel tower is topped with a spectacular glass dome which will house the restaurant of chef Santi Santamaria.
Wall has been involved in the project planning since the early stages and is responsible for the hotelís 280 luxury rooms (including Congress and Convention 12 duplex suites and a Presidential Suite), its 5000m Centre, and its exclusive Metropolitan Club sports centre and urban spa.
The Hesperia Group has 48 hotels: 42 Spain, 2 in Brussels (Belgium), 1 in London, 1 in Andorra and 2 in Isla Margarita (Venezuela).  It plans to open three more city-centre hotels in Spain in the next six months. The Hesperia Group announced an annual turnover of 171 Euros in 2004 and is aiming for figures to reach 200 Euros in 2005.

Hoteles Hesperia S.A.
Vía Augusta 13-15, 4ª Planta 08006 Barcelona
Tel. +(34) 93 218 03 00

Also See: Spanish Development Consortia Name Starwood's W Hotels as Operator of 475-room Waterfront Hotel in Barcelona, Spain / July 2004
Hotels in Barcelona Achieved Some of the Highest Occupancy Levels Across Europe; Conference Demand Supports Occupancy Outside the Peak Summer Months / March 2004

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