• Leonardo Hotels strengthens its presence in Barcelona with its fourth hotel in the city
  • This will be the first hotel to open in Barcelona after the city council moratorium put a freeze on new hotel licenses in 2015, and will create 50 jobs
  • The Leonardo Royal Hotel property will be 4-star with 204 rooms, three conference rooms, parking and a rooftop terrace complete with an infinity pool

 Leonardo Hotels is thrilled to announce the construction of a new 204 bedroom 4-star hotel in Barcelona, the first to be built after the 2015 moratorium stopped granting new hotel licenses in the city. Leonardo Royal Hotel Fira Barcelona will be the fourth Leonardo Hotel in the Catalan capital and the brand’s ninth hotel in Spain. Leonardo Hotels entered the Spanish market four years ago and has properties in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada and Bilbao.

Construction on the hotel will begin imminently and it is expected to be complete by the end of 2020. Barcelona City Council has approved the new project, which will generate 50 new jobs.

Daniel Roger, Managing Director of Leonardo Hotels Europe & UK, commented:

“This project shows our dedication to growing the Leonardo Hotels brand in Spain and is testament to Barcelona´s unrivalled position as a world-class tourist destination. The city is incredibly popular with both leisure and business guests and our new hotel will effortlessly meet the demands of both. Under the Leonardo Royal Hotel brand, we’re excited to bring a new and unique offering to this vibrant city.”

Shay Raz, General Manager of Leonardo Hotels Spain, said:

“Both Spain and Barcelona are unwaveringly popular with tourists. We are committed to tourism in the city and we’re pleased to say this new hotel meets all the urban, environmental and sustainability requirements required by Barcelona City Council. We really appreciate and thank the City of Barcelona for granting us approval to build the first hotel since the moratorium.

Commenting on the strategic location of Leonardo Royal Hotel Fira Barcelona, Shay continues:

“Fira Barcelona is globally regarded as one of the most important European trade fair organisations and is a huge economic and tourism driver for the city, so it’s ideal to open our hotel in close proximity. Additionally, Leonardo Royal Hotel Fira Barcelona completes our accommodation offering within the ‘Ciudad Condal’, with our sister hotels located near the Fira, the airport, and Montjuïc area.”

The first Leonardo Royal Hotel in Spain

The new hotel, in Sants-Montjuïc district, will be the first Leonardo Hotel in Spain under the premium Leonardo Royal Hotel brand. Leonardo Royal Hotel Fira Barcelona will be a 4-star plus hotel, offering stylish, sophisticated accommodation and first-class service.

The Leonardo Royal Hotel Fira Barcelona will be 11 storeys with an infinity pool on its rooftop terrace, where visitors can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city. The hotel will have three conference rooms with capacity for 300 people, and 150 parking spaces. The elegant, modern interior was carefully designed by company’s leading designer, Andreas Neudham.

So far, Leonardo Hotels has 15 hotels under the Leonardo Royal Hotel brand; eight in Germany, one in Poland and six in the United Kingdom.

Leonardo Hotels in Barcelona

Leonardo Hotels chose the ‘Ciudad Condal’ as the perfect location for its first hotel in 2015, and currently operates three hotels there: Leonardo Hotel Barcelona Las Ramblas, Leonardo Hotel Barcelona Gran Vía and Leonardo Boutique Hotel Barcelona Sagrada Familia.

Leonardo Hotels is one of the leading and fastest-growing hotel chains in Europe. The brand is a recent entrant into the UK hotel market, with 15 hotels: six in Scotland; located in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Perth, four in London, and one in Southampton and Manchester. However, it has a significant international presence, with more than 150 properties across several major European cities in Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic.

For more information, visit leonardohotels.co.uk.