LONDON—Marriott International, Inc. has expanded its Autograph Collection portfolio in Europe with new additions in Zurich, Switzerland and Barcelona, Spain. Opening next year, the hotels will represent the debut of the portfolio of independent hotels in each city.
John Licence, brand leader for Autograph Collection in Europe, stated, “We feel that these new locations in Barcelona and Zurich, with their prolific cultural heritage and sense of European sophistication, are a perfect fit for the collection.”
When opened in spring 2015, the new 245-room Kameha Grand Zurich will represent the first Autograph Collection hotel to open in Switzerland. Featuring architecture and interior design by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, the hotel will be operated by Kameha Grand Glattpark Betriebsgeselleschaft mbH.
The hotel is widely recognized for its eleven “themed” suites exclusively designed for the hotel by Wanders, including a “Poker Face” suite with roulette and poker tables and a “Serenity” suite featuring special lighting and select yoga and wellness accessories. John Licence added, “With its creative design and playful personality, Kameha Grand Zurich truly captures the spirit of Autograph Collection.”
The hotel offers three options for dining: Restaurant L’Unico featuring fresh homemade pasta and Italian specialties prepared in an open show-kitchen; fine dining Japanese restaurant Yu Nijo; and the Puregold Bar. The hotel offers a wide selection of meeting and special event space, including eight distinct rooms in various sizes. The highlight of the meeting space is the Kameha Dome, a 700-square- meter space.
Also set to open in the spring of 2015, The Cotton House, Barcelona, will be located in a 19th century building in the city center formerly known as the headquarters of the Association of Cotton Manufacturers.
The 83-room boutique hotel will feature public spaces including several lounge areas, a rooftop pool and terrace, as well as a garden terrace area for dining and drinks. A large number of rooms feature balconies. The renowned Lázaro Rosa Violán studio is crafting interior design for the hotel. The design will be inspired by the decorative arts of the building’s original architecture while ensuring a luxury experience for the guests.