Hard Rock International has appointed Antonio Alvarez as general manager of Hard Rock Hotel Madrid. The property is the next European debut in a series of Hard Rock Hotels set to open in the EMEA region as part of the brand’s expansion.
Leonardo Hotels has begun work on a new 204-bedroom four-star hotel in Barcelona, the first to be built in the city after a 2015 moratorium on hospitality construction was lifted.
Located in the vibrant heart of the capital, the new hotel is a stone’s throw from hotspots including the iconic Plaza de España, the hip neighbourhoods of Malasaña and Chueca and the shopping district of Gran Via.
According to data published by the National Institute of Statistics, Spain, the city has shown an improvement in the number of overnight stays and visitors.The city also reflects a more authentic and distinctive identity, due to the targeted promotion campaigns and a history based upon product-related programmes.
Following an extensive four-year refurbishment, the five-star Gran Lujo Meliá Sancti Petri hotel will relaunch this month as the new Gran Meliá Sancti Petri.
Ikos Resorts is moving full speed ahead with the construction of Ikos Andalusia, having recently celebrated the cornerstone laying ceremony at the hotel. Located in Estepona, the €150 million development will be the group’s fifth resort and its first outside of Greece.
The inaugural flight, EY49, departed Abu Dhabi this morning carrying a special delegation including dignitaries, media representatives, and senior members of Etihad Airways’ management team.
Hard Rock International has announced a planned expansion to its hotel portfolio, with the opening of Hard Rock Hotel Madrid next year.
The first hotel for the brand in Spain, Kimpton Barcelona will be centrally located in the heart of the city’s old town near the famous La Rambla street and will feature 156 stylish rooms, a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and 250 square metres of event space.