Fairmont Settles in Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel in Barcelona

3/10/2014 – Cinco Dias

Hotel chain Fairmont has chosen Barcelona for opening its first establishment in Spain. The Canadian firm will manage the Rey Juan Carlos I hotel (named after the previous King of Spain, translator’s note), operated by now bankrupt Husa until 2013.

The establishment will be renamed the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona in the upcoming months and renovated next year. The 432-room hotel belongs to Barcelona Projects, controlled by Saudi Prince Turki ben Naser.

FRHI International and Fairmont chairwoman Jennifer Fox assured that ‘the asset is a jewel in our portfolio, situated in such an important city as the “entrance door to Europe”. The businesswoman also put emphasis on the poplarity of Barcelona among tourists and the role the Catalonian capital plays in the Mediterranean cruise industry.

By landing on the Spanish land, Fairmont joins other big-name hotel chains, such as Four Seasons (to open two establishments: in Barcelona and in Madrid) and Hyatt.

Fairmont manages 65 hotels all over the world, with such iconic buildings as the one on the New York Square, the Savoy in London or the Fairmont Monte Carlo.

 

Original article: Cinco Días (by L. S.)

Translation: AURA REE

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