InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a franchise agreement with Hotel Fira to open its first Crowne Plaza in Barcelona - Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center.
The hotel will open during the first quarter this year.
Revealing 3,000m2 of meeting space, the hotel will have the largest conference and meeting facilities across the entire portfolio of Crowne Plaza properties in Europe.
It will be converted from an existing building to a 276 room hotel complete with a new Wellness Centre, a fitness room and a VIP club lounge.
Occupying a prime location in the city centre, the hotel is less than 100 metres away from the Fira Barcelona Convention Center next to Plaza Espana Square, one of Barcelona’s most renowned public spaces.
Its sizeable rooms coupled with excellent train and airport transportation links will cement its appeal to both corporate and leisure travellers.
Hylko Versteeg, IHG development director for Spain and Portugal said: “Barcelona is a key city for us in Europe and our Crowne Plaza brand is absolutely the right fit for this area.
“The property’s fantastic facilities and central location will provide the hotel with a competitive advantage and Hotel Fira is the perfect partner to help IHG continue to grow in Spain.”