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Radisson Hotel Group has announced plans for a Radisson Blu Hotel in Barcelona.
The Barcelona Sagrada Familia, which is a rebranding of Hotel Barcelona 1882, is slated to open this spring.
The property will have 182 rooms as well as a lobby bar, restaurant, rooftop pool and fitness room. Meeting space and guest parking are also available.
Elie Younes, global chief development officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said “Radisson Blu celebrates 10 consecutive years as the largest upper upscale brand in Europe thanks to the trust of our partners and the loyalty of our guests. This fantastic hotel further cements the brand’s leading position in this segment. Southern Europe is a key focus market where we anticipate significant scale in the coming few years.”
Valerie Schuermans, vice president of business development for the group, added: “This signing marks an important moment for our company, establishing our first hotel in Barcelona – such a cosmopolitan and inspiring city - and at the same time strengthening our partnership with Union Investment.
"With this transaction, Radisson Hotel Group demonstrates its confidence in the market and its commitment to expanding presence across Spain, further supported by its recent and upcoming openings in Sevilla, Bilbao and Madrid.”
Radisson plans to open 20 hotels in Spain in the next five years, with a Radisson RED lifestyle property scheduled to open in Madrid later this year.