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Losan Hotels World, S.L. Appoints Barcelo Hotels to Manage the Barcelo Cologne City Center Hotel,
Formerly the Crowne Plaza Cologne City Centre

MIAMI, Jan. 4, 2008 - Spain-based Barcelo Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of its first property in Germany, The Barcelo Cologne City Center Hotel. The upscale hotel offers 301 well-appointed guestrooms, and includes two restaurants for casual and gourmet dining, a lobby bar, a fitness center with spa services, business services, conference space, and an indoor swimming pool.

Barcelo was appointed the management of the hotel by the well-known real estate investment company, Losan. Losan is the Real Estate Investor, focus in hotels, leader in Europe with presence in different countries around the European Union and the United States.Losan's main goal is to invest in emblematic & cosmopolitan hotels located in the center of the main European and North American cities. As purchasers, we contribute confidentiality, rigour and agility to owners and disinvestors.

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts continues to expand its holdings throughout major European cities. Recently the company announced a deal with the UK's Paramount Hotels to manage its 20 properties throughout the United Kingdom. Barcelo now operates hotels in 15 countries worldwide and continues to expand its holdings.

The Barcelo Cologne City Center Hotel is located at 9-13 Habsburgerring, Cologne, Germany, and is in one of the most famous squares of Cologne: the Rudolfplatz. The prime location is a few steps from the main commercial streets and restaurants. Using the tram that stops directly in front of the hotel, guests have direct access to the Cologne Convention Center or to the city's historic center. The hotel is also in close proximity to the famous Dom Cathedral and all of the city's artistic and cultural areas.

About Barcelo Hotels & Resorts:

Headquartered in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Barcelo Hotels & Resorts is the hotel division of Barcelo Corporacion Empresarial, S.A. Barcelo Hotels & Resorts is one of Spain's leading chains and one of the top 28 hotel companies in the world. It currently operates 161 hotels and over 41,000 guestrooms in 15 countries. It offers all-inclusive vacation resorts and city hotels trading in three categories: Barcelo Premium (luxury), Barcelo (upscale), and Barcelo Comfort (limited service hotels). For more information and reservations visit


    Barcelo Hotels & Resorts, US
Gayle MacIntyre

Also See: A 45 million 210 room art'otel Hotel Planned for Midtown Cologne, Germany; The Sixth art'otel in Germany for the Park Plaza Hotels Europe Brand / March 2007
Dawnay Shore Hotels PLC, the Owner of the Paramount Hotel Chain, Selects Barcelo Hotels & Resorts to Manage 20 Hotels Throughout the United Kingdom / August 2007


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