The Barcelona EDITION Hotel Will Open in Spain in 2017

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The Barcelona EDITION Hotel

Sunny beaches, Gaudí's architecture, happening nightlife… There’s no shortage of attractions in Barcelona, often cited as a favorite European destination for American travelers. Soon there will be another reason to book a trip to the Catalan capital. Hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott International recently announced plans to debut a new EDITION hotel in 2017. This will be the third EDITION hotel in Europe, after London and Istanbul. (There are also EDITION hotels in New York and Miami.) As a lifestyle hotel brand, EDITION focuses on individuality, “great design," “personal service,” and “one-of-a-kind beverage and entertainment offerings. 

Owned by KKH Property Investors, the Barcelona EDITION will be located near the Cathedral of Barcelona in the Ciutat Vella district, within walking distance of many popular sites. An office building is currently being converted into the 100-room hotel. “We are transforming an outdated property into what will be an exciting landmark hotel,” explained Josep-Maria Farré, founder of KKH Capital Group. There will be three restaurants, a club, and a rooftop bar. Ian Schrager and Spanish designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán have teamed up to conceptualize the interiors.

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Other hotels in the pipeline for the EDITION brand include Sanya, China (2016), Bangkok (2017), Abu Dhabi (2017), Shanghai (2017), Times Square (2018), West Hollywood (2018), Reykjavik, Iceland (2018), Bali, Indonesia (2018) and Dubai (2019).

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