The Selenta Group has confirmed that the Hotel Sofia Barcelona
will join The Unbound
Collection by Hyatt in January 2019.
property is located in central Barcelona and is owned and managed by
the Selenta Group.
“Hotel Sofia Barcelona is an exciting project for Hyatt as it
provides us with entry into a market that is in high demand and
strengthens the overall offering of The Unbound Collection by
Hyatt brand,” said Maria Ashton, development director, Europe for
Hyatt. “The hotel’s rich history coupled with contemporary and
luxurious design perfectly fits the brand’s promise of creating
story-worthy and unforgettable experiences.”
Opened as Barcelona’s first five-star hotel in
1975, Hotel Sofia Barcelona is named after Princess Sofia of
Greece and Denmark, wife to the former King of Spain Juan Carlos
I. The hotel has hosted
many heads of states and was well known as Queen Sofia’s home
while she was in Barcelona.
boasts 465 rooms and suites, five F&B outlets, a Mediterranean-inspired spa, a
tropical garden pool and a fitness center.
Sofia Barcelona is located in an upscale and prime neighborhood on
Avenida Diagonal, one of Barcelona’s main avenues in the heart of
the city. Guests are amidst the financial and commercial district,
just two minutes away from the Camp Nou stadium, and only a short
walk from two large shopping centers – Illa Diagonal and El Corte
Inglés – which offer a wide variety of luxury retail, restaurants,
cinemas and leisure options.
“We are delighted to work with
Hyatt to bring this exclusive and modern hotel as part of The
Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. We expect our presence and
reputation in Barcelona and neighboring cities will ensure Hotel
Sofia Barcelona flourishes under this brand,” said Jordi Mestre,
executive president, Selenta Group.
Hotel Sofia Barcelona will
be an exciting addition to the steadily expanding portfolio within
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, joining the newly opened Nish Palas in Istanbul and the iconic Hôtel Martinez in Cannes.
Additional hotels expected to open in the near future under The
Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in Europe include Great Scotland
Yard Hotel in London, Párisi Udvar Hotel in Budapest and Hôtel du
Louvre in Paris, signalling significant growth for the brand
across the region.
“We are very pleased to announce that The
Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand is arriving to Barcelona with
Selenta Group. Our positioning fits perfectly with Hyatt as a
premium and high-quality brand. This collaboration will place
Barcelona as an international city just on top of every travel
list,” said Ramon Borrell, CEO, Selenta Group.
properties in Spain include Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid and Park