Nobu Hospitality Grows Presence in Spain

NEW YORK—Nobu Hospitality and Selenta Group, a Spanish real estate and hotel group owned by Jordi Mestre, is continuing its European expansion into Barcelona, Spain.

Set to open by the end of 2018, as part of a multimillion-dollar refurbishment of Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya, the property will continue to be part of the Selenta Group collection. The partnership agreement with Nobu Hospitality gives rise to the shared management of the new establishment. The fourth European hotel and third Spanish property from the brand, the 250 rooms and suites along with its meeting rooms, event spaces and Nobu restaurant will be under a long-term management contract with Nobu Hospitality.

“…In announcing this new hotel, we are continuing our solid worldwide growth with Nobu Hotel Barcelona and establishing our 13th Nobu Hotel within our special collection,” said Trevor Horwell, CEO, Nobu Hospitality.

“This magnificent alliance with Nobu Hospitality consolidates our purpose of offering unique experiences in the hospitality and restaurant management sector, because one of the business areas of Selenta Group is the management agreements with international partners,” said Jordi Mestre, Selenta Group’s executive president.

Architecture firm Rockwell will create a Barcelona, wrapping the concept of a luxurious hotel around energized public spaces. Nobu Restaurant will sit atop the building with 360-degree views of the Catalan Capital, offering a high-rise dining experience.

The new Nobu Hotel Barcelona will maintain 23 floors of rooms. It is connected to the historic center of Barcelona and close to the business core.